The study of Politics at Saint Mary's requires proficiency in four major subfields:  American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory.  The major course of study includes four lower division courses and nine upper division courses as folllows:

Lower Division

Politics 1, 2, 3, 4

Upper Division

One course in each of the following four groups.  In addition, students must take five (5) upper-division Politics courses of their choosing.

Group I:  American Politics
101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 130, 133, 135, 136

Group II: Political Theory
111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116

Group III:  International Politics
120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126/127

Group IV:  Comparative Politics
140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149

The department faculty recommend that students taking an upper-division course in comparative politics complete Politics 1 first, or international politics; Politics 1 or 2 is recommended first; for American politics, Politics 2 is recommended first; and for political theory, Politics 3 is recommended first.

Prerequisite Grade Any course listed in this department with a prerequisite assumes a grade of C– or better in the prerequisite course.

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