Political Science Requirements

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

POS-1010

Introduction to Political Science

3

__________

POS-1020

American Politics and Government

3

__________

POS-2050

International Economics and Politics

3

__________

POS-2110

State and Local Government

3

__________

POS-3010

Survey of Western Political Thought OR

 

 

POS-3040

The Politics of Gender

3

__________

POS-4730

Senior Seminar in Political Science

3

__________

Electives

POS 1000/2000 (2 courses)

6

__________

POS 3000/4000 (5 courses)*

15

__________

Total

39

 

* These electives may include HIS-2410, HIS-3165, HIS-3312, HIS-3351, HIS-4010, and INT-4730.

Political science faculty recommend field experience through a semester internship in, for example, the Vermont General Assembly or Legislative Council, state and federal agencies, newspapers and wire services, the U.S. Congress, international organizations, law offices, Legal Aid, interest groups, public affairs foundations, election campaigns, etc. Such experiences have often led directly to career opportunities in these fields. Internships enable students to meet many of the decision makers in state government and are particularly valuable when integrated with seminars in political science.