Information about requirements in the political science program and the philosophy-politics-economics and sociology-political science interdisciplinary majors at BSC can be found at the Political Science home page and in the Catalog under Disciplinary Majors and Minors and Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors.
Information for Non-Majors
Recommended courses and advice for non-majors. The political science faculty recommends that non-majors enroll in PS 101 Introduction to American Government and Politics, PS 111 Humor and the Cynical Political Mind, PS 195 Talk, Talk, Spin, Spin: Politics, Media, and Political Culture, PS 235 Introduction to International Relations, PS 238 Introduction to Comparative Politics, or PS 240 Introduction to Latin American Politics.
Information for Majors
Advice for majors. Typically, PS 101 Introduction to American Government and Politics serves as a prerequisite for all other courses in American government, and PS 238 Introduction to Comparative Politics serves as a prerequisite for all other courses in comparative government. Students are encouraged to take these courses during their first year. PS 204 and 304, the statistics and research methods sequence, should be taken during the sophomore year.
Explorations curriculum requirement in Connectivity. All students must complete a scholarly senior seminar, Exploration term, or independent study as deemed appropriate by disciplinary faculty in the major. Political science satisfies this requirement through PS 472 Senior Research Project in Political Science.
All majors at the College require a senior conference. Political science satisfies this requirement through the public presentation of student scholarship completed in PS 472.