The Department offers three courses that fulfill the Domestic component of the Perspectives on Diversity requirement, POLS 243, 346 and 366; and 14 courses that fulfill the International component of that requirement, POLS 170, 350, 351, 352, 355, 357, 359, 363, 371, 372, 373, 374, 377 and 378. The Department also offers two Writing Intensive courses, POL 365 and 375, and yearly Earlham Seminars.
Our majors will receive a solid grounding in the discipline as a result of completing our core curriculum and their required electives. In addition to gaining specific knowledge, we integrate the A.R.T.S. inventory of skills into the curriculum that are designed to help majors succeed after they leave Earlham.
Majors in Politics are expected to achieve both depth and breadth of knowledge in the field. They are strongly encouraged to have a public service internship and/or international study experience.
Politics majors are required to take a minimum of 11 courses in Politics that must include the following:
The introductory course:
One of the following quantitative courses:
The capstone course:
Students must also have the following:
Politics majors are also encouraged to take courses in related Social Sciences, including History, Economics, Sociology/Anthropology and Psychology.
Students choosing to minor in Politics must complete a minimum of six courses in Politics that must include:
One of the following Political Philosophy courses:
Three courses that meet three designations of the A.R.T.S. Skill Themes.