POLITICS MAJOR (UPOG)

Departmental Requirements for Politics Major:
The Politics major consists of twelve (12) courses and one (1) required/related general education course.

Introductory core courses (required):
POSC 110 Introduction to American Politics
POSC 120 Introduction to World Politics

Intermediate courses (select two):

POSC 211 Political Theory: Justice, Law, and Order
POSC 216 Film and Politics
POSC 223 Bureaucratic Politics and Power
POSC 245 Comparative Politics: Europe
POSC 250 American Legal Systems

Advanced core courses (required):
POSC 316 U.S. Constitutional Law and Politics
POSC 337 Legislative Politics and Policy
POSC 341 The Presidency: Politics and Administration

Advanced courses (select three):

POSC 313 American Political Thought
POSC 325 Public Management
POSC 327 Elections and Campaign Strategy
POSC 328 Public Budgeting and Management
POSC 329 Public Policy Analysis
POSC 342 Formation and Conduct of U.S. Foreign Policy

One Elective:
Any course offered by the Government Department

Seminar:
POSC 425 Seminar in Politics

Required/related course:
All Politics majors must take MATH 117 Introduction to Statistics.
Students majoring in Politics should complete POSC 110 Introduction to American Politics and POSC 120 Introduction to World Politics during their freshman year. All above courses must be completed prior to the end of the sophomore year.

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