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Political Science

A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
20
Four lower division Political Science courses from: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 16
Political Science 51 (required course) 4
Statistics 13 or 32 4
Depth Subject Matter
44-45
Four courses in one of the fields of concentration listed below 16
Three courses in another field of concentration listed below 12
Two courses in another field of concentration listed below 8
Two other upper division courses in Political Science. Only five units of Political Science 192 may be counted toward the depth subject matter. 8-9
Fields of Concentration  
American Politics (courses with Political Science 1 are recommended): Political Science 126, 140A-140E, 142A-142C, 143A-143B, 144A-144B, 146A-146B, 147A-147D, 148A-148C, 179, 196B.
Comparative Politics (courses with Political Science 2 are recommended): Political Science 126, 140A-140E, 142A-142B, 143A-143B, 144A-144B, 146A-146B, 147A-147D, 148A-148C, 179, 196B.
International Relations (course with Political Science 3 are recommended): Political Science 120-124, 126, 129, 130-132, 134-137, 139, 190, 196C, International Relations 131.
Political Theory (courses with Political Science 4 as a prerequisite): Political Science 110, 112-117, 118A-118C, 119, 187, 196D
Total Units for the Major
64-65

Political Science—Public Service

A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
24
Political Science 1 4
Three courses from: Political Science 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 12
Statistics 13 (or equivalent) 4
Political Science 51 (required course) 4
Depth Subject Matter
44-46
Core program 12
Three courses chosen from Political Science 100, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 113, 114, 180.
Internship, Political Science 192A, 192B, or 192W 6
Research paper, Political Science 193 2-4
Fields of concentration 24
Select six upper division courses from two or three fields of concentration listed below with at least two courses in each field selected; at least 16 of the units must be in political science; Core Program courses may not be counted toward this requirement.
Fields of Concentration
Field (1) Policy Process: Political Science 100, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 140A, 160, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168, 170, 171, 172, 174, 175, 180, 183, 187, 195; Economics 130, 131
Field (2) Policy Interpretation (public/pre-law): Political Science 119, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155
Field (3) State & Local Policy: Political Science 100, 102, 104; Environmental Science and Policy 173; Sociology 143A
Field (4) Foreign Policy: Political Science 122, 130, 131, 132, 134, 139
Field (5) Environmental Policy: Political Science 107; Environmental Science and Policy 160, 161, 162, 166, 168A, 168B, 169, 171, 172, 173, 179
Field (6) Economic Policy: Economics 100, 130, 131, 151A, 151B
Field (7) Social Policy: Sociology 104, 124, 141, 150, 151, 154, 155, 175, 181
Field (8) Policy Analysis Tools: Economics 102, 140; Political Science 114
Field (9) Political Science 194HA, 194HB
Total Units for the Major
68-70
Major Advisers. Consult Department office.

Minor Program Requirements:

 
UNITS
Political Science
24
Six upper division Political Science courses.
Public Affairs Internship Program. This program is open to upper division students in any major who want to obtain an internship in the area of government and public service. Information and applications are available from the Political Science Department in 467 Kerr Hall.
Graduate Study. The Department of Political Science offers a program of graduate study and research leading to a Ph.D. degree or an M.A./J.D. joint degree. The M.A./J.D. joint degree is done only in conjunction with UC Davis School of Law. Information concerning admission to these programs and requirements for completion are available in the Graduate Program Coordinator office.
Graduate Adviser. Consult Graduate Program Coordinator office.
American History and Institutions. This University requirement may be satisfied by passing any one of the following Political Science courses: 1, 5, 100, 102, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 113, 130, 131, 160, 163; see also under University requirements.

International Relations

A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
28-54
Economics 1A or Anthropology 2 4
Economics 1B 4
History 4C or 10C 4
Political Science 3 4
Statistics 13 or Sociology 46B 4-5
Political Science 2 4
Political Science 51 4
Note: Preparatory Subject Matter does not cover all potential prerequisite courses for upper division curriculum.
Foreign language
0-30
One of the following series in a single language, or certified fluency at the highest level required below:
Arabic 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23 30
Chinese 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 30
or Chinese 1A, 4, 5, 6 30
or Chinese 1CN, 2CN, 3CN 15
or Chinese 1BL, 2BL, 3BL 15
French 1, 2, 3, 21, 22 25
German 1, 2, 3, 20, 21 23
Hebrew 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23 30
Hindi/Urdu 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23 30
Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 21
or Italian 1, 2, 3, 8A, 8B 21
Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 30
or Japanese 1A, 4, 5, 6 30
Portuguese 1, 2, 3, 21, 22 25
Russian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 23
Spanish 1, 2, 3, 21, 22 25
or Spanish 31, 32, 33 15
Note: The language curricula are subject to change; please check with an adviser for the major. A language not listed above may be substituted only with prior written approval of the International Relations Program Committee.
Depth Subject Matter
36-48
Tracks I, II and II: Twelve upper division courses
Track IV: Nine upper division courses
Choose one track below:
Track I: World Trade and Development
Emphasizes contemporary economic relations of industrialized and developing countries.
For Advanced Industrialized Focus:
Economics 100; 101; 160A-160B, Political Science 123 20
Two courses selected from Group A 8
One course selected from Group B 4
Four courses to fulfill Area Studies Requirement 16
For Developing Countries Focus:
Economics 115A-115B, 162 12
Political Science 123, 124 8
One course selected from Group A 4
Two courses selected from Group B 8
Four courses to fulfill Area Studies Requirement 16
Group A courses (Advanced Industrialized Countries):
Agricultural and Resource Economics 138, Anthropology 127, Community and Regional Development 118, 141, Economics 102, 110B, International Relations 104, Political Science 130, 140A, 140B, 140C, 140D, 140E, Sociology 138, 139, 141, 183
Group B courses (Developing Countries):
Anthropology 122A, 122B, 126A, 126B, 127, Community and Regional Development 153A, 153B, 153C, 180, Economics 110B, International Agricultural Development 103, International Relations 104, Political Science 124, 126, 142A, Science and Society 121, Sociology 138, 141, 145A, 145B
Track II: Peace and Security
Focuses on political and security relationships among states and non-state actors, examining questions of war, peace, alliances, and diplomacy.
Select five courses spanning two disciplines:
Economics 162, History 120, 174B, 174C, Political Science 120, 121, 130, or 132 20
Three additional courses from at least two departments selected from: Comparative Literature 157, Economics 122, History 145, 146A, 146B, Philosophy 118, Political Science 112, 122, 124, 126, 131, 140A, 140B, 140C, 140D, 140E, Religious Studies 131, 134, Sociology 100, 118, 157, Women's Studies 102 12
Four courses to fulfill Area Studies Requirement 16
Track III: Global Environment, Health, and Natural Resources
Familiarizes students with new sources of global interdependence such as biodiversity, natural resource conflicts, population growth, and world health.
Note: Some courses shown below have additional prerequisites.
Economics 162 4
Political Science 123 4
Environmental Science and Policy 161 or 162 4
Select one from Anthropology 101, 131, Environmental Science and Policy 164, Philosophy 120 4
Select two from Agricultural and Resource Economics 147, 175, 176, Anthropology 103, Applied Biological Systems Technology 182, Economics 115A, 125, Environmental Science and Policy 164, International Agricultural Development 170, Philosophy 120, Physics 160, Political Science 107, 175, Sociology 160 7-8
Select two from one of the following groups 4-8
Atmospheric and Marine Environments: Atmospheric Science 116, 149, Environmental and Resource Sciences 131, Environmental Science and Management 120, 121, Environmental Science and Policy 166N, Geology 116N
Land Use and Energy Supply: Anthropology 104N, Community and Regional Development 142, Environmental and Resource Sciences 144, Environmental Science and Policy 167, Geology 130, 134, Plant Sciences 101, 144, 150, 160, Political Science 171
Health and Human Populations: Anthropology 102, 121, 129, 131, Environmental Science and Policy 121, Environmental Toxicology 101, Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases 141, Nutrition 111AV, 111B, 118, Sociology 170
Four courses to fulfill Area Studies Requirement 16
Track IV: Peoples and Nationalities
Examines social and cultural foundations of national development and international relations.
Select two courses from: Anthropology 102, 123AN, 130A, Sociology 118, or 181 8
Select one course each from three of the following four groups 12
The Mixing of Peoples: Anthropology 130BN, 139AN; Community and Regional Development 176; International Relations 104; Political Science 126
Women: Anthropology 126B, 139BN; Human Development 103; Sociology 145B; Women's Studies 102, 182
Religion: Anthropology 124, 134; Philosophy 105; Religious Studies 106, 161, 170; Sociology 146
Development and its Impact on Social Cleavages: Anthropology 122B, 126A, 126B; Community and Regional Development 180, Political Science 124, 142A; Science and Society 121, Sociology 145A, 145B
Four courses to fulfill Area Studies Requirement 16
Education/Internship Abroad for a minimum of one quarter
Area Studies Requirement
Four courses: Courses must incorporate at least two of three groups (History, Social Analysis, Culture and Literature); we encourage students to take all four courses from one region, but will accept a minimum of three from one region and one from a different region. Tracks I, II and III students who choose to take advantage of an Education Abroad experience may fulfill the Area Studies requirement by completing three courses instead of four; all three courses must be from one region.
Africa and the Middle East
History: History 113, 115A, 115B, 115C, 115D, 115F, 193B, 193C
Social Analysis: African American and African Studies 107C, 110, 111, 156, 176, 177, Anthropology 140A, 140B, 142, Community and Regional Development 153C, Political Science 135, 136, 146A, 146B, Religious Studies 163, 167, Women's Studies 184, 185
Culture and Literature: African American and African Studies 153, 157, 162, Art History 150, Comparative Literature 147, 166, Dramatic Art 155A, French 124, Jewish Studies 111
East and South Asia
History: History 191E, 191F, 194C, 194D, 194E, 195B, 196B
Social Analysis: African American and African Studies 107C, Anthropology 143A, 143B, 147, 148A, 148B, 148C, 149B, Community and Regional Development 153A, Economics 171, Political Science 148A, 148B, 148C, Religious Studies 157, 165, Sociology 147, 188
Culture and Literature: Anthropology 145, Art History 153, 163C, Chinese 101, 103, 104, 105, 110, 132, Comparative Literature 110, Dramatic Art 154, East Asian Studies 113, Japanese 103, 104, 105, 106, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, Religious Studies 156
Latin America
History: History 159, 162, 163B, 164, 165, 166B, 167, 168
Social Analysis: African American and African Studies 107A, 180, Anthropology 144, 146, Chicana/o Studies 130, Native American Studies 120, 133B, Political Science 143A, 143B, Sociology 158
Culture and Literature: African American and African Studies 163, Art History 151, Chicana/o Studies 160, Comparative Literature 152, 165, Dramatic Art 155A, Native American Studies 184, Portuguese 163, Spanish 149, 151N, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 160, 170, 172
Russian and East/Central Europe
History: History 138B, 138C, 143
Social Analysis: Political Science 144A, 144B
Culture and Literature: Russian 123, 124, 129, 130, 133, 150
Western Europe
History: History 140, 141, 142A, 144B, 145, 146A, 146B, 147B, 147C, 151D
Social Analysis: African American and African Studies 107C, Community and Regional Development 153B, Political Science 137, 147A, 147B, 147C, 147D, 161
Culture and Literature: Studies 121, 176A, 176B, French 108, 120, 121, 133, German 112, 114, 115, 117, 118B, 118C, 118E, 120, 126, 129, 141, 142, 143, 168, 185, Italian 107, 108, 120A, 120B, Spanish 137N, 138N, 139, 140N, 141, 142, 148, 157, 170
Total units for the major
64-102
Major Adviser. Daniel Kono (Political Science)
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