Courses

The Department of Political Science offers a wide range of courses and various means of attaining specialization in the field. Political Science courses are divided into five areas of concentration:
  • American Politics & Public Policy
  • Comparative Government
  • International Affairs
  • Political Theory/Methodology

Students are urged to develop a broad understanding of the field by taking courses from several of these areas of concentration.

Note that courses are subject to change without notice. Please see the Schedule of Classes for current offerings

American Politics and Public Policy

Comparative Politics

  • 2600 Canadian Politics and Government 
  • 2700 Comparative Political Systems 
  • 2700H Comparative Political Systems
  • 2710 Politics and the Military 
  • 2720 European Democracies 
  • 4600 Latin American Politics 
  • 4605 Latin American Politics through Film 
  • 4610 European Political Systems 
  • 4630 The Politics of Modern Europe
  • 4640 African Politics
  • 4660 Canada in North America
  • 4670 The Political System of the European Union
  • 4680 Chinese Politics & Foreign Policy 
  • 4690 North and South Korea
  • 4700 America’s Wars in Asia
  • 4710 Terrorism: Religious, Ethnic & Ideological Politics 
  • 4720 Politics of Development 
  • 4730 Women and Politics 
  • 4740 Comparative Political Culture
  • 4750 Power and Money 
  • 4760 Comparative Political Parties 
  • 4770 Comparative Political Behavior 
  • 4780 Dictatorship and Democracy
  • 4790 The Age of Democratization

International Relations

Political Theory

Methodology

Cross-listed from Other Departments

Special Topics

  • 4900 Beltway History and Politics: American Constitutional Democracy in Theory and Practice
  • 4940 Political Science Internship 
  • 4985 Special Problems in Political Science
  • 4986 Special Readings in Political Science
  • 4996 Honors Thesis-Capstone