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Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Political Science Major

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PS 1004 Intro to Comparative PoliticsPS 1014 Intro to U.S. PoliticsPolitical Science Elective* OR 
 Elective – Preferably HIST 1014 Western Civ I ORTravel Course (if appropriate) 
 HIST 1024 Western Civilization II 

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PS 2504 Politics of the Middle East** ORPolitical Science Elective*Political Science Elective* OR
PS 2514 Politics of Africa** OR Political Science ElectiveTravel Course (if appropriate) 
PS 2524 Politics of Asia** OR   
PS 2534 Politics of Europe and Russia**  
Political Science Elective*   

Junior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
PS 3044 Modern Political ConceptsPS 3114 Political Theory I ORPolitical Science Elective* OR
Political Science Elective*PS 3124 Political Theory IITravel Course (if appropriate) 
 Political Science Elective* 

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
Political Science Elective*PS 4444 Senior Seminar 
 Political Science Elective* 

NOTES:
A total of 11 courses are required to complete the Political Science major
At least 6 of the courses must be at the 3000-level
*5 electives required 
**1  course in comparative government is required (PS 2504PS 2514PS 2524, or PS 2534 and should be taken in fall or winter term of the sophomore year