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Approved Cognate Courses

Students may count up to twenty-five units of coursework from outside the Political Science department toward their Political Science major.  This related coursework is intended to supplement your learning within the Political Science major. The twenty-five units will include any cognate courses or petitioned courses, including a methods class from outside the major.

Designated cognate courses are listed on the Approved Cognate Courses list below and can be applied directly to the major, without a petition.  Cognate courses may be applied in any of the following ways:

  • Up to one cognate course in your primary track
  • Up to one cognate course in your secondary track 
  • Methods course requirement
  • Additional related coursework requirement

Courses not on the Approved Cognate Courses list below may be petitioned toward the major. Course petitions are reviewed and approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Petitions must be submitted to the undergraduate administrator within one quarter of course completion or within one quarter of declaring the major.

Political Science minors can count 5 units of cognate or petitioned courses only toward their additional related coursework requirement.

 

Course Number
Course Name
Track
AFRICAST 112/212
(AFRICAAM 111)
AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa

International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development

ANTHRO 138A/238A
(AFRICAST 138 AFRICAST 238)
Conflict and Reconciliation in Africa: International Intervention

Justice and Law OR
Political Economy and Development

ANTHRO 337
The Politics of Humanitarianism

International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development

CEE 163E/263E
(EARTHSYS 163E/263E)
International Climate Negotiations: Unpacking the Road to Paris
International Relations
COMM 1A (COMM 211)
Mass Media, Society, and Democracy
Elections, Representation, and Governance
COMM 106/206 Communication Research Methods Data Science
COMM 130N
The Idea of a Free Press

Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law

COMM 157/257/357 Information Control in Authoritarian Regimes Elections, Representation and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
CS 106A (ENGR 70A)
Programming Methodology (applicable to new major only)

Methods Requirement OR Data Science

CS 106B (ENGR 70B)
Programming Abstractions (applicable to new major only)
Data Science
CS 109
Introduction to Probability for Computer Scientists
Data Science
CSRE 203A
The Changing Face of America: Building Leaders for Civil Rights and Education
Election, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
CSRE 220
Public Policy Institute
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
EARTHSYS 10
Introduction to Earth Systems
Additional Related Units only
EASTASN 295 (EASTASN 95)
Korean Economy and Business: Theory, Practice, and Strategic Implications
Political Economy and Development
ECON 1
Principals of Economics
Political Economy and Development
ECON 50
Economic Analysis I
Political Economy and Development
ECON 51
Economic Analysis II
Political Economy and Development
ECON 52
Economic Analysis III
Political Economy and Development
ECON 102A
Introduction to Statistical Methods (Postcalculus) for Social Scientists
Political Economy and Development OR
Methods requirement
ECON 102B
Applied Econometrics
Political Economy and Development
ECON 106/206
(EARTHSYS 106/206, ESS 106/206)
World Food Economy
Political Economy and Development OR
International Relations
ECON 113 (PUBLPOL 354)
Economics of Innovation
Political Economy and Development
ECON 114 (CLASSICS 183)
Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece
Justice and Law OR
Political Economy and Development
ECON 116
(AMSTUD 116, HISTORY 156)
American Economic History
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
ECON 121
(PUBLPOL 120, PUBLPOL 220)
Social Science Field Research Methods and Applications
Data Science
ECON 122
Economic Development of Latin America
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
ECON 155
Environmental Economics and Policy
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
ECON 180
Honors Game Theory
Data Science
EDUC 178 (EDUC 270)
Latino Families, Languages, and Schools
Elections, Representation, and Governance
EDUC 197 (FEMGEN 297, SOC 134)
Education, Gender, and Development
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
EDUC 220D (HISTORY 258E)
History of School Reform: Origins, Policies, Outcomes, and Explanations
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
ETHICSOC 20 (PHIL 2)
Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Justice and Law
HISTORY 4 (HISTORY 104)
Introduction to Geospatial Humanities
Elections, Representation, and Governance
HISTORY 70/170B
Culture, Politics, and Society in Latin America
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 102 (INTNLREL 102)
History of the International System International Relations
HISTORY 106A
Global Human Geography: Asia and Africa
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 106B
Global Human Geography: Europe and Americas
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 152/352B
History of American Law
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
HISTORY 153 Creation of the Consitution Elections, Representation, and Governance
HISTORY 158
The United States Since 1945
International Relations
HISTORY 172A
Mexico: From Colony to Nation, or the History of an impossible Republic?
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 181B
Formation of the Contemporary Middle East
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 187
The Islamic Republics: Politics and Society in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 204G/304G
(REES 304G)
War and Society
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
HISTORY 228/328
(JEWISHST 282/382)
Circles of Hell: Poland in World War II
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
International Relations
HISTORY 252/352
Originalism and the American Constitution: History and Interpretation
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
HISTORY 261G (INTNLREL 173)
Presidents and Foreign Policy in Modern History
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
International Relations
HISTORY 279/379
Latin American Development: Economy and Society, 1800-2014
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 288/388
(JEWISHST 288/388)
Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Election, Representation, and Governance OR
International Relations
HUMBIO 120A
American Health Policy
Elections, Representation, and Governance
HUMBIO 120
Health Care in America: An Introduction to U.S. Health Policy
Elections, Representation, and Governance
HUMBIO 129S
Global Public Health
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
HUMBIO 143
Adolescent Sexuality
Additional Related Units only
HUMBIO 172B
Children, Youth, and the Law
Additional Related Units only
HUMBIO 173
Science, Innovation and the Law
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
INTNLREL 119
The International Human Rights Movement; Assessing its History, Work and Current Challenges
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
INTNLREL 123
Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
INTNLREL 140A
International Law and International Relations
International Relations OR
Justice and Law
INTNLREL 140C
(HISTORY 201C)
The U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian War
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
INTNLREL 142
(AFRICAST 142/242)
Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
INTNLREL 182
World War I: Three Perspectives
International Relations
IPS 219
Intelligence and National Security
International Relations
IPS 244
U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
IPS 246
China on the World Stage
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
LAW 2519
(formerly 437)
Water Law
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
MS&E 93Q
Nuclear Weapons, Energy, Proliferation, and Terrorism
International Relations
MS&E 180
Organizations: Theory and Management
Political Economy and Development
MS&E 193/293
Technology and National Security
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
International Relations
OSPBER 15
Shifting Alliances? The European Union and the US
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPBER 37
Leading from Behind? Germany in the International Arena since 1945
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
International Relations
OSPBER 115X
The German Economy: Past and Present
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPBER 126X
A People's Union? Money, Markets, and Identity in the EU
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPCPTWN 31
Political Economy of Foreign Aid
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPCPTWN 69
Comparatively Assessing South Africa’s Transition to Democracy
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPCPTWN 76 (South) Africa Rising: Implications for Conflict, Democracy, and Human Rights Political Economy and Development
OSPFLOR 12
Constituting a Republic: Machiavelli, Madison, and Modern Issues
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
OSPFLOR 43 Machiavelli

Election, Representation, and Governance OR

Justice and Law

OSPFLOR 78
The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPISTAN 72
Religion, Secularism and Democracy in the World
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPOXFRD 18
Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Justice and Law OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPOXFRD 22
British Politics Past and Present
Elections, Representation, and Governance
OSPOXFRD 24
British and American Constitutional Systems in Comparative Perspective
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
OSPOXFRD 34
American and British Politics: A Critical Comparison
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPOXFRD 82 Politics of Inequality (Implications of Electoral Geography for Democratic Representation Quality)

Elections, Representation, and Governance OR Data Science

OSPPARIS 32
French History and Politics: Understanding the Present through the Past
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPPARIS 45 Comparative Politics in the Contemporary Arab World TBD
OSPPARIS 122X
Challenges of Integration in the European Union
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
International Relations
OSPSANTG 116X
Modernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
OSPSANTG 129X
Latin America in the International System
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
International Relations
PHIL 2 (ETHICSOC 20)
Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Justice and Law
PHIL 20S
Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Justice and Law
PUBLPOL 106/206 (ECON 154)
Law and Economics
Justice and Law OR
Political Economy and Development
PUBLPOL 132/232
The Politics of Policy Making
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
PUBLPOL 135
Regional Politics and Decision Making in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area
Elections, Representation, and Governance
PUBPOL 154
Politics and Policy in California
Elections, Representation, and Governance
PUBLPOL 156
Health Care Policy and Reform
Elections, Representation, and Governance
PUBPOL 184
Poverty and Policies in Developing Economies
Political Economy and Development
PUBPOL 194/294
Technology Policy
Elections, Representation, and Governance
PUBLPOL 353 (BIOE 253)
Science and Technology Policy
Elections, Representation, and Governance
REES 320
State and Nation Building in Central Asia
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
RELIGST 18N (JEWISHST 18N)
Religion and Politics: Comparing Europe to the U.S.
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
SIW 101 Policymaking in the Washington Community
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
SIW 102 Promoting Democracy Elections, Representation, and Governance
SIW 103 Economic Growth & Development Patterns, Policies, and Prospects Political Economy and Development
SIW 105 Education Policy Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
SIW 106 Criminal Justice Policy Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
SIW 107 Civil Rights Law Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
SIW 117 The Management of U.S. China Relations International Relations
SIW 124 The American Presidency: From TR to Nixon Elections, Representation, and Governance
SIW 131
United States and Europe in Comparatice Perspective
International Relations
SIW 134 United States and Europe: Cooperation or Competition International Relations
SIW 146/154 Diplomacy in Practice: Security Issues in the South Caucasus International Relations
SIW 156

Washington Policymaking: A New Era? Advocacy and Stategy

(also known as: Lobbying and Public Policy)

Elections, Representation, and Governance
SIW 182
Arguing about the Constitution
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
SIW 198B/198Z International Economic Policy International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
SLAVIC 120 Hacking Russia: Technological Dreams and Nightmares of Russian Culture TBD
SOC 111/211 (INTNLREL 143)
State and Society in Korea
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
SOC 117A/217A
China Under Mao
International Relations OR
Political Economy and Development
SOC 118/218
Social Movements and Collective Action
Elections, Representation, and Governance
SOC 135/235
Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
SOC 136/236
Sociology of Law
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
SOC 140/240
Introduction to Social Stratification
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
SOC 145/245 (CSRE 145)
Race and Ethnic Relations in the USA
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Political Economy and Development
STATS 60/160 (PSYCH 10)
Introduction to Statistical Methods: Precalculus
Methods requirement
STATS 110
Statistical Methods in Engineering and the Physical Sciences
Data Science
THINK 4
Can the People Rule?
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
THINK 5
Justice and the Constitution
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
THINK 19
Rules of War
International Relations OR
Justice and Law
THINK 42
Thinking Through Africa: Perspectives on Health, Wealth, and Well-Being
Justice and Law OR
Political Economy and Development
THINK 47
Inventing Government: Ancient and Modern
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law
URBANST 112
(SOC 149/249)
The Urban Underclass
Elections, Representation, and Governance OR
Justice and Law