Political Science Courses in the KU Core


Goal 1: Critical Thinking and Quantitative Literacy courses

Goal 1: Critical Thinking and Quantitative Literacy courses
Course NumberCourse NameGoal Outcome
POLS 177First Year Seminar:Goal 1 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 306Political Science Methods of InquiryGoal 1 Learning Outcome 2

Goal 3: Breadth of Knowledge Courses

Goal 3: Breadth of Knowledge Courses
Course NumberCourse NameGoal Outcome
POLS 110Introduction to U.S. PoliticsGoal 3 Social Sciences
POLS 111Intro to U.S. Politics HonorsGoal 3 Social Sciences
POLS 150Intro to Comparative PoliticsGoal 3 Social Sciences, Goal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 151Intro Comparative Politics HnrGoal 3 Social Sciences, Goal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 170Intro to International PoliticsGoal 3 Social Sciences, Goal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 171Intro International Politics HnrsGoal 3 Social Sciences, Goal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 301Intro to Political TheoryGoal 3 Social Sciences
POLS 320Introduction to Public PolicyGoal 3 Social Sciences

Goal 4: Culture and Diversity Courses

Goal 4: Culture and Diversity Courses
Course NumberCourse NameGoal Outcome
POLS 512Latino PoliticsGoal 4 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 561Liberation in Southern AfricaGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 562Women and PoliticsGoal 4 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 630Politics of IdentityGoal 4 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 656Politics East AsiaGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 657Politics of SE AsiaGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 660Problems of Dev CountriesGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 661Politics of the Middle EastGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 665Politics in AfricaGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 667Islam and PoliticsGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2, Goal 5 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 668Reform Contemporary ChinaGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2
POLS 675Russian Foreign PolicyGoal 4 Learning Outcome 2

Goal 5: Social Responsibility and Ethics Courses

Goal 5: Social Responsibility and Ethics Courses
Course NumberCourse NameGoal Outcome
POLS 501Contemporary Political ThoughtGoal 5 Learning Outcome 1

Goal 6: Integration and Creativity Courses

Goal 6: Integration and Creativity Courses
Course NumberCourse NameGoal Outcome
POLS 492Field Work Policy-MakingGoal 6 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 493Directed ReadingsGoal 6 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 494Washington Intern SeminarGoal 6 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 495Topeka Intern SeminarGoal 6 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 496Washington Field WorkGoal 6 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 497Topeka Field WorkGoal 6 Learning Outcome 1
POLS 498Honors ThesisGoal 6 Learning Outcome 1