Political Science Major

All majors must complete a minimum of 10 semester courses in political science including

CourseTitleCredits
POSC 1100INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS3
One methods intensive course from the following list: 1
JUDICIAL POLITICS
POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF POVERTY
One course at the 2000 or 3000 level from three of the following four subfields:11-12
American Politics
Political Theory
International Politics
Comparative Politics
One 4000-level seminar 2
Select four electives from any course in political science above the 1000 level
1

The Methods Intensive course requirement was added in Fall 2017. Students who declared their major prior to Fall 2017 are not required to take this course, and may take an additional elective instead.

2

In the junior or senior year, majors must complete a 4000-level seminar (or a tutorial, with departmental approval).

Subfields

American Politics

CourseTitleCredits
POSC 2102INTRODUCTION TO URBAN POLITICS4
POSC 2202INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICS3
POSC 3120NEW YORK CITY INTERNSHIP4
POSC 3121NEW YORK CITY POLITICS4
POSC 3131POLITICS, URBAN HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENT4
POSC 3209CONSTITUTIONAL LAW4
POSC 3210CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES4
POSC 3213INTEREST GROUP POLITICS4
POSC 3214THE U.S. CONGRESS4
POSC 3215AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTIES4
POSC 3217THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY4
POSC 3219CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE DEATH PENALITY4
POSC 3223CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CRIMINAL JUSTICE4
POSC 3228CIVIL RIGHTS4
POSC 3231JUDICIAL POLITICS4
POSC 3301CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS4
POSC 3302VOTING BEHAVIOR AND ELECTIONS4
POSC 3307ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS4
POSC 3309WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3310RACIAL AND ETHNIC POLITICS4
POSC 3311AMERICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS4
POSC 3313POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY4
POSC 3315POLITICAL PARTICIPATION4
POSC 3316MASS MEDIA AND AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3317MEDIA AND PUBLIC OPINION4
POSC 3319FILM AND POLITICS4
POSC 3321AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY4
POSC 3326LATINO POLITICS4
POSC 4013RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 4015AMERICAN ECONOMIC POLICYMAKING4
POSC 4210SEMINAR: STATE, FAMILY, AND SOCIETY4
POSC 4215SEMINAR: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS4
POSC 4305SEMINAR: AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 4315SEMINAR: POLARIZATION IN AMERICAN POLITICS4

Political Theory

CourseTitleCredits
POSC 2401INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY4
POSC 3404AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3411CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3412MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3413CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY4
POSC 3414POLITICS, NATURE, AND HISTORY4
POSC 3416LIBERALISM AND ITS CRITICS4
POSC 3418ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3420WOMEN AND FILM4
POSC 3422POLITICS OF THE PRESENT4
POSC 3423POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES4
POSC 3429DEMOCRATIC THEORY4
POSC 4036HUMAN NATURE AFTER DARWIN4
POSC 4400SEMINAR: GLOBAL JUSTICE4
POSC 4420SEMINAR: NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY4
POSC 4430SEMINAR: FREUD, POLITICS, SEXUALITY4

International Politics

CourseTitleCredits
POSC 2501INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS4
POSC 2800INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY4
POSC 3500ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY4
POSC 3505INTERNATIONAL LAW4
POSC 3507INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS4
POSC 3508THE POLITICS OF HUMANITARIANISM IN AFRICA4
POSC 3511WAR AND PEACE4
POSC 3516CONFLICT ANALYSIS/RESOLUTION4
POSC 35184
POSC 3520MIDEAST AND THE WORLD4
POSC 3521GLOBAL GOVERNANCE4
POSC 3522UNITED NATIONS4
POSC 3526DEM TERRORISM AND MODERN LIFE4
POSC 3527UNITED NATIONS PEACE OPERATIONS4
POSC 3530U.S. FOREIGN POLICY4
POSC 3540POLITICS OF CYBERSPACE4
POSC 3915INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY4
POSC 4515SEMINAR: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF PEACE4
POSC 45164
POSC 4525SEMINAR: GLOBALIZATION4
POSC 4530SEMINAR: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CONFLICT4

Comparative Politics

CourseTitleCredits
POSC 2102INTRODUCTION TO URBAN POLITICS4
POSC 2610INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS4
POSC 3605COMPARATIVE DEMOCRACY4
POSC 3610POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT4
POSC 3611THIRD WORLD POLITICS4
POSC 3613POLITICAL MOVEMENTS4
POSC 3614POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS4
POSC 3616POLITICAL ECONOMY OF POVERTY4
POSC 3621EUROPEAN POLITICS4
POSC 3622POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION4
POSC 3623ISLAM IN EUROPE4
POSC 3631CHINA AND RUSSIA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE4
POSC 3632CHINA AND U.S. IN GLOBAL ERA4
POSC 3641LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3642CARIBBEAN POLITICS4
POSC 3645POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION4
POSC 3651COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST4
POSC 4020PLACE, SPACE, AND IMMIGRANT CITIES4
POSC 4025YOUTH AND POLITICS4
POSC 4620SEMINAR: THE WORLD OF DEMOCRACY4

Availability

The major in political science is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center. 

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.