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Political Science Four Year Plan

 

Core Major Requirements

Requirement Courses Year Typically Completed
Correlate Courses STA 115
ECO 101 Microeconomics
ECO 102 Macroeconomics
Freshmen/Sophomore
Foundation Course POL 110 American Government or
POL 230 Intro to International Relations
Freshmen
Quantitative Methods & Research Design POL 200 Political Analysis Sophomore
Junior Tutorial POL 390 Junior
Senior Seminar POL 498 Senior
Field Distribution Breadth Requirement 1 course in:
- American Politics
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- Political Theory
Variable
POL Electives 4 course units Variable
Level Requirement 8 courses (of 12) must be at 300-400 level Variable

 

Political Science Major Four Year Program Planner

 

First Year

FSP First Seminar 1 course unit

POL 110/American Government  or

POL 230/International Relations 1 course unit

POL Electives 1 course unit

STA 115  1 course units

WRI 102/Academic Writing (if not exempted)  1 course unit

Foreign Language (if not exempted)  2 course units

ECO 101/Microeconomics or ECO 102/Macroeconomics 1 course unit

Other Liberal Learning courses 0 – 2 course units

Sophomore Year

POL 200/Political Analysis 1 course unit

POL Electives 2 course units

ECO 101 Microeconomics or ECO 102 Macroeconomics 1 course unit

Liberal Learning courses (including foreign language, if needed)  2-3 course units

Electives 1-2 course units

Junior Year

POL 390/Tutorial in Political Science  1 course unit

POL Electives  3 course units

Liberal Learning courses 1-2 course units

Electives  2-4 course units

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Senior Year

POL 498/Seminar in Political Science 1 course unit

POL Electives  2 course units

Electives 4-5 course units