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Non-Field Courses

These courses do not satisfy the field distribution requirement for the major. Credits still count towards the major, unless otherwise indicated.

POLSC 100(W) Introduction to Politics: Democracy, Anarchy, and the State
Introduction to some of the major questions, approaches, and texts of political science. Students will explore questions of power, coercion, virtue, democracy, conflict, and cooperation and read Plato, Aristotle, Weber, Lipset, Waltz, and Jervis, among others. Does not satisfy the major’s four subfield distribution requirement.
Prereq/Coreq: ENGL 120 (or equivalent).
3 hrs, 3 cr; GER/2/B

POLSC 222 Internship Seminar NYC Government
Practical experience in city government and politics. Weekly seminars, monthly university-wide meetings.
Prereq: Department Permission. Students are advised to have completed at least 60 overall credits and 12 to 15 political science credits with at least one course in the field in which they are interested in taking the internship. Students should have at least a 3.0 grade point average in political science before applying.
4 hrs, 4 cr; GER/3/B

POLSC 223 Internship Seminar in NY State Government
Practical experience in city government and politics. Weekly seminars, monthly university-wide meetings.
Prereq: Department Permission. Students are advised to have completed at least 60 overall credits and 12 to 15 political science credits with at least one course in the field in which they are interested in taking the internship. Students should have at least a 3.0 grade point average in political science before applying.
4 hrs, 4 cr; GER/3/B

POLSC 273.01 Model U.N.
Prereq: Department Permission.
3 hrs, 3 cr; GER/3/B

POLSC 290 Independent Study
Prereq: Department Permission. Students may take independent study only with full-time members of the department. As a general rule, the students should have taken a prior course with this instructor. Departmental permission will not be granted without explicit approval by the instructor.
3 hrs, 3 cr;

POLSC 291(W) Directed Research
Students will be given the opportunity to participate in ongoing faculty research and receive individual instruction in applied research.
Prereq: Department Permission. Only open to students who have completed 60 credits and 15 credits in PolSc.
3 hrs, 3 cr;
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POLSC 298 Internship in PolSc
Prereq: Department Permission. Students may take independent study internships only under the supervision of full-time members of the department. As a general rule, the students should have taken a prior course with this instructor. Departmental permission will not be granted without explicit approval by the instructor.
3 hrs, 3 cr;

POLSC 486(W) Senior Colloquium
Prereq: ENGL 120 (or equivalent).
3 hrs, 3 cr; GER/3/B

POLSC 492 Independent Study - Honors
See Independent Study & Honors
Prereq: Department Permission. Students may take independent study honors projects only with full-time members of the department. As a general rule, the students should have taken a prior course with this instructor. Departmental permission will not be granted without explicit approval by the instructor.
3 hrs, 3 cr;

POLSC 493 Conducting and Presenting Political Science Research
See Independent Study & Honors
Prereq/Coreq: ENGL 120 (or equivalent) and PolSc 492.
1 hrs, 1 cr;