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Undergraduate Courses

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For a comprehensive list of Political Science courses, see the appropriate section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Current and Upcoming Schedules

Undergraduate students with an excellent academic record in political science are encouraged to explore enrolling in 400-level graduate seminars. View the current graduate course offerings here. These courses offer exposure to advanced debates, as well as a unique chance to get to know a professor in a small-class setting. 400-level courses are especially great learning experiences for students who are considering pursuing graduate school. Undergraduates interested in a 400-level course should reach out to the instructor, as registration requires the instructor’s permission.


To help students make informed registration choices, a NetID-protected syllabus archive is available here. This includes syllabi for many of our courses, from the last time that course was taught. Please note these syllabi are offered only to provide a general sense of the class based on a past iteration. Everything is subject to change, including readings, assignments, and the very structure of the course. The only official syllabus for a course is that which the instructor makes available on the first day of class. For courses regularly taught by different instructors, note that courses might vary significantly by instructor. When possible, we have included in the archive syllabi from those different instructors.

Past Terms

View past years' offerings to assist with long-term course planning and see when particular courses have been offered. For example, if you anticipate studying abroad, it's helpful to know certain courses have historically been offered only in the fall.