Political Science Courses and Requirements

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List of Courses

  • POLS 101 Introduction to American Politics
  • POLS 201 Introduction to Political Theory
  • POLS 220 Introduction to Legal Systems
  • POLS 242 Introduction to World Politics
  • POLS 251 Introduction to Comparative Government
  • POLS 280 Methods of Research
  • POLS 300 History of Political Thought: Ancient to Modern
  • POLS 302 Contemporary Political Thought
  • POLS 303 Feminist Political Theory
  • POLS 304 Liberalism and Globalization¬†¬†
  • POLS 320 Mock Trial
  • POLS 321 Constitutional Law
  • POLS 322 Criminal Justice
  • POLS 324 Crime and Delinquency
  • POLS 325 Legal Geography
  • POLS 331 Presidency and Congress
  • POLS 332 Politics of Race and Gender
  • POLS 334 Political Behavior, Campaigns and Elections
  • POLS 335 Environmental Politics and Policy
  • POLS 337 Politics of Hawai'i: State and Local
  • POLS 340 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • POLS 342 International Law
  • POLS 345 Model United Nations
  • POLS 346 International Organizations
  • POLS 351 Politics of China
  • POLS 353 Politics of Japan
  • POLS 355 International Political Economy
  • POLS 360 Public Administration
  • POLS 391 Political Internship
  • POLS 394 Special Topics in Political Science
  • POLS 399 Directed Studies
  • POLS 433 Politics, Media and Public Opinion
  • POLS 457 U.S.-China Relations
  • POLS 470S Seminar in Political Science
  • POLS 481 Governmental Internship
  • POLS 490 Senior Thesis
  • POLS 499 Advanced Directed Studies

Political Science Major, 36 semester hours, Minimum 2.0 GPA 

Required Courses:

Course Course Title

POLS 101

Introduction to American Politics

POLS 201 Introduction to Political Theory

POLS 220

Introduction to Legal Systems

POLS 242

Introduction to World Politics

POLS 251

Introduction to Comparative Government

POLS 280

Methods of Research

POLS 470S

Seminar in Political Science

Five upper-division (300-level and above) course electives

Political Science Minor, 21 semester hours 

Required Courses:

Course Course Title

POLS 101

Introduction to American Politics

Any THREE of the following courses:

Course Course Title
POLS 201 Introduction to Political Theory

POLS 220

Introduction to Legal Systems

POLS 242

Introduction to World Politics

POLS 251

Introduction to Comparative Government

THREE upper-division (300-level and above) course electives