Political Science Major

POS Topics Courses Qualifying as Internationally-Focused POS Elective Courses for IS Track

The International Studies Track requires 4 internationally-related political science electives.  Two of the twenty courses listed in the catalog that qualify are variable topics courses - POS 380 Topics (dependent on topic) and POS 399 [499] Topics (dependent on topic). 

Note: Some POS Topics courses are taught by other programs and cross-listed with political science. For these courses, students typically choose whether to enroll in POS 380 or the other program's prefix and course number.  To receive credit as an internationally-related political science elective, you must enroll in the POS 380 section of the cross-listed course. The prefix of the enrolled course determines how the course is counted. The same course cannot count as both an Approved Internationally-Focused Elective Course from another program and an Internationally-Related POS Elective Course.

The updated list of POS Topics courses qualifying as internationally-related POS electives for the International Studies Track includes:

Fall 2022:  POS 380 Migration Politics in Africa and POS 499 Current Issues Global Order 1945-Present

Summer 2022:  POS 380 WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) in the Movies and POS 338 Social Media and Revolutions

Spring 2022:  None

Fall 2021:  POS 380 The Politics of Climate Change

Summer 2021:  POS 380 WMD in the Movies

Spring 2021: POS 399 Social Media and Revolutions

Spring 2021: POS 499 Current Issues Global Order 1945-Present

Fall 2020: POS 380 Saving Our Planet: The Politics of Climate Change and Environmentalism

Summer 2020: POS 499 Current Issues Global Order 1945-Present

Spring 2020: POS 380 Islam Religion, Society & Politics

Spring 2020: POS 380 The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

Fall 2019: POS 499 Current Issues Global Order 1945-Present

Spring 2019: POS 380 Islam Religion, Society & Politics

Fall 2018: None

Spring 2018: POS 380 Islam Religion, Society & Politics

Fall 2017: POS 380 Modern Japan Rise and Fall

Spring 2017: POS 380 Revolutions of Modern China

Spring 2017: POS 380 Islam Religion, Society & Politics

Summer 2016: POS 380 Asian Politics & Society

Spring 2016: POS 380 Africa, Social Justice & Exile

Spring 2016: POS 380 Islam Religion, Society & Politics

Fall 2015: POS 380 Modern Japan Rise and Fall

Summer 2015: POS 380 Asian Politics and Society

Spring 2015: POS 380 International Human Rights

Spring 2015: POS 380 Islam Religion, Society & Politics

Spring 2015: POS 399 Latin American Politics & Society

Fall 2014: POS 380 Megacities and Global Planning

Fall 2014: POS 380 Genocide in Our Time

Summer 2014: POS 380 Political Development

Summer 2014: POS 399 Human Rights in International Law

Spring 2014: POS 380 Islam Religion, Society & Politics

Spring 2014: POS 380 Revolutions of Modern China

Fall 2013: POS 399 Transitional Justice

Summer 2013: POS 380 Research in the European Union

Summer 2013: POS 380/399 Human Rights in International Law

Spring 2013: POS 380 Islam Religion Society & Politics

Spring 2013: POS 399 The Responsibility to Protect

Spring 2011: POS 380 Islam Religion Society & Politics

Spring 2010: POS 380 Refugee Experience

Spring 2009: POS 380 Refugee Experience

Spring 2009: POS 380 Revolutions of Modern China

Spring 2009: POS 380 Global Leadership US Role in World