Majors and Minors
Major Student Learning Objectives - Students graduating with a Political Science major from Agnes Scott College will be able to:
- understand the way political science works as a discipline: how it structures its research about political issues, and how it works with and among contested explanations about politics;
- be not only familiar but also competent in working with the major broad approaches used in the discipline, including behavioralism, critical theory, comparative analysis, and discourse analysis;
- identify and explain the way political actors, ideas, and movements shape political life;
- participate in some kind of activity related to politics, broadly defined.
Requirements for the Political Science Major
- A minimum of 9 four-hour courses.
- One 100-level course
- Political Science 207: Modern Political Thought
- Political Science/International Relations 226: Approaches to the Study of Politics and International Relations
- Three 300-level courses
- One 400-level seminar
- Limit of one cross-listed course, approved by the chair; must be at the 200-or300-level
Requirements for the Political Science Minor
A minimum of five four-credit courses, three of which must be chosen from the 300 or 400 level. Three of these courses must be taken at Agnes Scott.