Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalogue 
    
2020-2021 Catalogue

Politics


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The major in Politics introduces students to the main themes, issues and questions of the academic study of  politics, and rests upon two related bases. First it provides training in the four sub-fields of politics: American politics, comparative politics, political theory, and international relations. Second, it emphasizes the normative and philosophical dimensions of politics and public policy.

Major requirements include:


Course Requirements:


Students must take a minimum of 10 courses, listed below.

Course Sequence Outline


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Politics majors generally take their comparative politics and political theory requirements. Depending on initial placement, they may also be completing their modern or classical language requirement. The remainder of their schedules can be filled by major (Politics Department) electives, other core requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

Junior Year


Politics majors generally take two major electives over the course of the year, and their research methods requirement in the spring semester. Students who study abroad typically take Research Methods in the fall semester of junior year. , In any event, students should complete this requirement before fall semester of their senior year. The rest of students’ schedules can be occupied with core requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

Senior Year


Politics majors generally take two major electives over the course of the year, and their senior seminar requirement in the fall semester. The rest of their schedules can be occupied with core requirements, general electives, or courses for a minor or double major.

Washington Internship and Study Abroad: Students are strongly encouraged to gain real political experience during their undergraduate years through study abroad, travel and internships.

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