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Political Theory (B.A.) - PS 29

Exploring the concepts we use to explain and evaluate political events.

ALL COURSES FOR THE MAJOR MUST BE TAKEN FOR A LETTER GRADE.

Requirements for Students FA21 and After:

Lower Division required:

  1. Three (3) from the following introductory sequence lower division courses: POLI 10 or 10D, POLI 11 or 11D, POLI 12 or 12D, POLI 13(R)* or 13D(R)*.
  2. POLI 30 or 30D

Upper Division required:

  1. Five (5) upper-division Political Theory courses, which includes: 
    1. At least two (2) from: POLI 110A, 110B, 110C
    2. At least three (3) additional courses from: POLI 110DA, 110EA, 110EB, 110EC, 110ED, 110F, 110G, 110H, 110J, 110K, 110M, 110N, 110T, 111B, 111D112A, 112C, 113A, 113B(R)**, 113C(R)**, 114B(R)**, 115A, 116A, 117(R)**, 118, 118B, 119A. (Note: Students who take all three courses of POLI 110A, POLI 110B, and POLI 110C are required to complete a minimum of two [2] courses from this list.)
  2. Seven (7) additional upper division Political Science elective courses from POLI 100 - 199, except for POLI 197 courses.

*If POLI 13(R) or POLI 13D(R) are taken, then only one of the following can be taken for credit toward the major: POLI 13, POLI 13R, POLI 13D, or POLI 13DR

**Duplicate credit cannot be given for both an in-person version of a course and the remote (R) version of the same course toward a major.

Major Checklist (WORK IN PROGRESS):

In order to plan out your Political Science - Political Theory major and remaining courses effectively, please utilize the Major Checklist below. The document is a fillable PDF; students are encouraged to review their plan and progress with the Department's Undergraduate Advisor.

Political Science - Political Theory (FA21 and After) (B.A.) Major Checklist


Requirements for Students Pre-FA21:

Lower Division required:

  1. Three (3) from the following introductory sequence lower division courses: POLI 10 or 10D, POLI 11 or 11D, POLI 12 or 12D, POLI 13(R)* or 13D(R)*.
  2. POLI 30 or 30D

Upper Division required:

  1. Five (5) upper-division Political Theory courses, which includes: 
    1. POLI 110A
    2. POLI 110B
    3. POLI 110C
    4. Two (2) additional courses from: POLI 110DA, 110EA, 110EB, 110EC, 110ED, 110F, 110G, 110H, 110J, 110K, 110M, 110N, 110T, 111B, 111D112A, 112C, 113A, 113B(R)**, 113C(R)**, 114B(R)**, 115A, 116A, 117(R)**, 118, 118B, 119A
  2. Seven (7) additional upper division Political Science elective courses from POLI 100 - 199, except for POLI 197 courses.

*If POLI 13(R) or POLI 13D(R) are taken, then only one of the following can be taken for credit toward the major: POLI 13, POLI 13R, POLI 13D, or POLI 13DR

**Duplicate credit cannot be given for both an in-person version of a course and the remote (R) version of the same course toward a major.

Major Checklist:

In order to plan out your Political Science - Political Theory major and remaining courses effectively, please utilize the Major Checklist below. The document is a fillable PDF; students are encouraged to review their plan and progress with the Department's Undergraduate Advisor.

Political Science - Political Theory (Pre-FA21) (B.A.) Major Checklist

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