Politics Courses in the Liberal Arts Core

The politics program has an exciting and diverse roster of courses that meet University and Liberal Arts Core requirements. Even students who do not have space in their schedules to minor in Politics, but are interested in some aspect of it, can meet some of their graduation requirements by studying some combination of law and justice, the dynamics of elections and the workings of the U.S. Congress and Presidency, the causes of international conflict and cooperation, and the workings of governments and social movements around the world.

The courses listed below meet various University and Liberal Arts Core requirements. See the liberal arts core and politics course descriptions for more details.

Social Science (SS)

Most Marymount students are required to take at least one Social Science (SS) course. The following introductory politics courses meet that requirement.
POL 102 International Relations
POL 103 Comparative Politics
POL 104 American Government

 

Social Science (SS) Depth in Sciences (DSCI)

Most Marymount students are required to take at least one Social Science (SS) Depth in Sciences (DSCI) course. These courses typically have an introductory politics course as a prerequisite (which can be waived with the permission of the instructor); most also have EN 102 as an additional prerequisite.

Course

POL Prerequisite

POL 230 American Policy Process 103 or 104
POL 231 Media and Politics 103 or 104
POL 240 Global Security 102, 103, or 104
POL 241 Global Political Economy 102, 103, or 104
POL 280 Contemporary Issues in Latin American Politics 102, 103, or 104 (and SP202)
POL 300 State and Urban Politics 104
POL 307 Race and Politics 103 or 104
POL 310 Political Parties and Interest Groups 103 or 104
POL 315 The Presidency 103 or 104
POL 320 The Congress 104
POL 325 Voting Behavior 103 or 104
POL 330 Judicial Politics 103 or 104
POL 375 Politics of Environmental Issues 102, 103, or 104
POL 380 Politics of Latin America 102 or 103
POL 381 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa 102 or 103
POL 382 Politics of Western Europe 102 or 103
POL 385 Politics of South Asia 102 or 103
POL 386 Politics of East Asia 102 or 103
POL 388 Politics of North America 102, 103, or 104