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Politics Courses in the Liberal Arts Core

The politics program has an exciting and diverse roster of courses that meet University and Liberal Arts Core requirements. Even students who do not have space in their schedules to minor in Politics, but are interested in some aspect of it, can meet some of their graduation requirements by studying some combination of law and justice, the dynamics of elections and the workings of the U.S. Congress and Presidency, the causes of international conflict and cooperation, and the workings of governments and social movements around the world. 

The courses listed below meet various University and Liberal Arts Core requirements. See the liberal arts core and politics course descriptions for more details.  
 

Introductory Social Science (SS-1)

Most Marymount students are required to take an SS-1 course in at least two different fields. The following politics courses meet the SS-1 requirement.
POL 102 International Relations
POL 103 Comparative Politics
POL 104 American Government

Advanced Social Science (SS-2)

All Marymount students are required to take one SS-2 course. Each of these has an SS-1 course as a prerequisite.

Course

Prerequisite

POL 300 State and Urban Politics 104
POL 305 American Policy Process 104
POL 307 Race and Politics 104
POL 310 Political Parties and Interest Groups 104
POL 312 Media and Politics 104
POL 315 The Presidency 104
POL 320 The Congress 104
POL 325 Voting Behavior 104
POL 330 Judicial Politics 104
POL 355 Global Security 102, 103, or 104
POL 360 Global Political Economy 102 or 103
POL 375 Politics of Environmental Issues 102, 103, or 104
POL 380 Politics of Latin America 102 or 103
POL 381 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa 102 or 103
POL 382 Politics of Western Europe 102 or 103
POL 385 Politics of South Asia 102 or 103
POL 386 Politics of East Asia 102 or 103
POL 388 Politics of North America 102, 103, or 104
 

Writing Intensive (WI)

All Marymount students must take at least 3 WI courses. POL 250 is intended for any student interested in the systematic study of politics, and has EN 102 as a prerequisite. All other POL courses that meet the WI requirement have, as a prerequisite, at least one other WI course.

Course

Prerequisite

POL 250 Research and Writing EN 102
POL 355 Global Security 102, 103, or 104
POL 380 Politics of Latin America 102 or 103
POL 381 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa 102 or 103
POL 382 Politics of Western Europe 102 or 103
POL 385 Politics of South Asia 102 or 103
POL 386 Politics of East Asia 102 or 103

Global Perspective (GP)

All Marymount students must take at least 1 GP course. The following politics courses meet the GP requirement.

Course

Prerequisite

POL 102 International Relations -
POL 103 Comparative Politics -
POL 355 Global Security 102, 103, or 104
POL 380 Politics of Latin America 102 or 103
POL 381 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa 102 or 103
POL 382 Politics of Western Europe 102 or 103
POL 385 Politics of South Asia 102 or 103
POL 386 Politics of East Asia 102 or 103
POL 388 Politics of North America 102, 103, or 104

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