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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Honors Program (BA)

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Prerequisites. Three introductory level social sciences courses, taken in two different disciplines, and including one of the following two-semester sequences:World History (HIS 113 , HIS 112 ), History of Western Civilization (HIS 210 , HIS 211 ), American History (HIS 220 , HIS 221 ), or Principles of Economics (ECN 202 , ECN 201 ).


  1. All requirements for the General Program in Political Science General Program (BA) . (Note: With the agreement of the Department, students may be permitted to substitute another course for the required internship in a public or community agency.)
  2. One of the following courses in research methods chosen in consultation with the honors advisor: SOC 210  or SOC 215  or a course in statistics, normally taken in the first semester of the junior year.
  3. POL 494  / HON 393 , normally taken in the junior year as preparation for the honors project.
  4. HON 495  / POL 495  and HON 496  / POL 496 , taken during the senior year. Credit and grade for HON 495  / POL 495  are not normally given until completion of POL 496  and the honors thesis.

Honors Program students with an interest in Political Science are urged to acquaint themselves with the faculty and discipline as early as possible and to apply formally to the Department for the Honors Program in Political Science no later than their sophomore year. The Department will meet with individual Honors applicants to work out the details of their course work and honors project.

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