Professors Esler, J. Franklin, Kay, Louthan
Associate Professors A. Biser, J. Choi
Assistant Professor J. Holland
Adjunct Professor W. Franklin
To foster both breadth and depth of knowledge, the department has designed a special core curriculum for politics and government majors. Among the total of at least 10 departmental courses, students select at least one from each of four areas: American politics, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory. Working closely with a faculty advisor, the student selects in each area the courses best suited to his or her particular interests and career goals. The department offers a five-course minor as well.
In order to declare a politics and government major, a student must have either a) a 2.5 cumulative University grade point average, or b) a 2.0 cumulative University grade point average and have earned a B- or higher in one course in the department.
The major must complete at least 10 courses in the department including the following:
- Two of the following introductory courses: PG 111 , PG 112 , or PG 113 . Alternatively, students may satisfy the introductory requirement by earning a B- or higher in one of these courses taken at OWU. No more than two introductory courses may count toward the major.
- PG 279 and PG 499
- At least one course in each of the following subfields: (I) American politics (PG 260 , PG 261 , PG 280 , PG 350 , PG 351 , PG 352 , PG 353 , PG 354 , PG 355 , PG 356 , PG 357 , PG 358 , or PG 359 ); (II) International relations (PG 360 , PG 361 , PG 362 , PG 363 , PG 364 , or PG 365 ); (III) Comparative politics (PG 344 , PG 346 , PG 347 , PG 348 , or PG 349 ); and (IV) Political Theory (PG 300 34 , PG 371 , PG 372 , PG 373 , or PG 374 ).