Political Science, Bachelor of Arts - POSC

Major Requirements (27 Hours)

POSC 201American Politics3
POSC 204Political Thought3
POSC 206International Politics3
POSC 207Comparative Politics3
POSC 210Research Methods in Political Science3
Select four of the following:12
American Politics and Law:
Introduction to American Law
Mass Media and Public Opinion
Political Participation
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Congress and the Legislative Process
The Presidency
The United States Constitution
American Political Development
Public Administration
Comparative Politics:
Latin American Politics
Middle East Politics
The Politics of Race
Gender and Politics
International Politics:
International Law and Organization
The Global Politics of International Development
Global Environmental Politics
Transnational Feminisms
United States Foreign Policy
Political Theory:
The Quest for Human Rights
Politics and Religion
American Political Thought
Catholic Political Thought
Politics and Film
Other Courses
Special Topics in Political Science
Total Credits27

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Political science majors satisfy their Advanced Writing Proficiency requirements by completing their Senior Comprehensive in the department.

Senior Comprehensive

The Senior Comprehensive consists of a major research paper which may be completed on campus or on the Washington Semester program. Washington Semester theses must be reviewed and approved by department faculty.