King's College - Political Science

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
(14 COURSES — 42 CREDITS)

A. REQUIRED CORE COURSE (3) SELECT ONE
CORE 158 Introduction to Political Science (3)
OR
CORE 188 American Government (3)

B. COMMON REQUIREMENTS (21)
CORE 153 Principles of Economics I: Macro (3)
PS 231 American Intergovernmental Relations (3)
PS 232 Public Administration (3)
PS 321 Scope and Methods of Political Science (3)
PS 322 Theories & Research Methods in International Relations (3)
PS 493 Senior Seminar (3)
PS 499 Political Science Internship (3)

C. POLITICAL THOUGHT (3) SELECT ONE
PS 241 Political Theory I (3)
PS 242 Political Theory II (3)

D. COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT (3) SELECT ONE
PS 245 Comparative Political Systems I (3)
PS 246 Comparative Political Systems II (3)
PS 248 Latin America Politics (3)

E. PUBLIC POLICY (3)
PS 352 The Politics of Policymaking (3)
PS 452 Environmental Politics & Policy (3)
PS 491 Topical Policy course (3)

F. POLITICAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES (9)
Choose any (9) credits PS electives — 200 level or higher.

POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR REQUIREMENTS
(6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)

PS 231 American Intergovernmental Relations (3)
PS 232 Public Administration (3)
Twelve (12) credits 300- or 400-level PS electives
CORE 158 or CORE 188 strongly recommended for First-Year students.

POLITICAL ECONOMY MINOR REQUIREMENTS
(6 COURSES — 18 CREDITS)

CORE 153 Principles of Economics I: Macro (3)
ECON 112 Principles of Economics II: Micro (3)

ECON 373 Public Economics (3)
PS 231 American Intergovernmental Relations (3)
PS 232 Public Administration (3)
One of the following:
PS 352 The Politics of Policymaking (3)
PS 452 Environmental Politics and Policy (3)
PS 491 Topical Policy course (3)
CORE 158 OR CORE 188 strongly recommended for First-year students.

Tracks
In an effort to provide students with suggestions for a logical, coherent, and economical use of elective credits the Department of Political Science has created a series of “tracks” or “areas of emphasis”, to assist students in their course of study. While the
department strongly encourages the student to follow one or more tracks, adherence to a track or tracks is not necessary for the completion of a major or minor in political science. Areas of emphasis include:
• American Government, Public Policy, and Administration
• Comparative Politics and International Relations
• Law and the Courts
• Political Theory

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