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Pre-Approved Cognate Courses

Students may count up to twenty-five units of coursework from outside the Political Science department toward their Political Science major.  That means forty-five units must be POLISCI courses as listed on our website, explore courses, and explore degrees.  This outside the major coursework is intended to supplement your learning within the Political Science major. The twenty-five units of outside the major coursework may consist of any pre-approved cognate courses (listed below) AND/OR petitioned courses, including a methods class from outside the major if you do not take POLISCI 150A.

Designated pre-approved cognate courses are listed on the Pre-Approved Cognate Courses list below and can be applied directly to the major, without a petition.  Pre-approved 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 pre-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 pre-approved cognate courses or petitioned courses only toward their five additional related coursework requirement.  The track for the minor must be twenty units of POLISCI labeled courses.

 

Course Number
Course Name
Track
AFRICAST 111/211
(AFRICAAM 211)
Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
AFRICAST 112/212
(AFRICAAM 111)
AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
ANTHRO 337 The Politics of Humanitarianism

International Relations or
Political Economy and Development

COMM 1A/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 Methods Requirement or
Data Science
CS 106B
(ENGR 70B)
Programming Abstractions 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
EASTASN 295/95 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 Methods Requirement or
Political Economy and Development
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 116
(AMSTUD 116, HISTORY 156)
American Economic History Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
ECON 121
(EARTHSYS 120, PUBLPOL 120/220)
Social Science Field Research Methods and Applications Data Science
ECON 155 Environmental Economics and Policy Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
ECON 180 Honors Game Theory Data Science
EDUC 178/270 Latino Families, Languages, and Schools Elections, Representation, and Governance
EDUC 197
(FEMGEN 297, SOC 134)
Gender and Education in Global and Comparative Perspectives 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
HISTORY 4/104 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 Constitution Elections, Representation, and Governance
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 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 288/388
(JEWISHST 288/388)
Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Election, Representation, and Governance or
International Relations
HUMBIO 120 Health Care in America: An Introduction to U.S. Health Policy Elections, Representation, and Governance
HUMBIO 120A American Health Policy Elections, Representation, and Governance
HUMBIO 129S Global Public Health Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
HUMBIO 172B
(PUBLPOL 172)
Children, Youth, and the Law Additional Related Units
HUMBIO 173 Science, Innovation and the Law Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities
International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
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
The Great War International Relations
Intelligence and National Security International Relations
IPS 244 U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
China on the World Stage
International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
LAW 2519
(Formerly LAW 437)
Water Law Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
MS&E 93Q Nuclear Weapons, Energy, Proliferation, and Terrorism International Relations
Organizations: Theory and Management Political Economy and Development
MS&E 193/293
(GS 167/267)
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 77 "Ich bin ein Berliner": Lessons of Berlin for International Politics International Relations
OSPBER 79 The Political Economy of Germany in Europe: an Historical-Comparative Perspective Political Economy and Development
OSPBER 82 Globalization and Germany International Relations
The German Economy: Past and Present Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
A People's Union? Money, Markets, and Identity in the EU International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
Political Economy of Foreign Aid International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
OSPCPTWN 45 Transitional Justice and Transformation Debates in South Africa Justice and Law
Comparatively Assessing South Africa's Transition to Democracy: Past, Present and Future 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

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
Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Justice and Law or
Political Economy and Development
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

Data Science or
Elections, Representation, and Governance
 

French History and Politics: Understanding the Present through the Past
Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
Challenges of Integration in the European Union Elections, Representation, and Governance or
International Relations
Modernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
Latin America in the International System Elections, Representation, and Governance or
International Relations
PHIL 2
(ETHICSOC 20)
Introduction to Moral Philosophy Justice and Law
Introduction to Moral Philosophy Justice and Law
PUBLPOL 106/206
(ECON 154)
Law and Economics Justice and Law or
Political Economy and Development
The Politics of Policy Making Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
Regional Politics and Decision Making in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area Elections, Representation, and Governance
Politics and Policy in California Elections, Representation, and Governance
Health Care Policy and Reform Elections, Representation, and Governance
Science and Technology Policy Elections, Representation, and Governance
State and Nation Building in Central Asia International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
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 109 Trans-Atlantic Relations International Relations
SIW 117 The Management of U.S. China Relations International Relations
SIW 119 U. S. and Europe: Cooperation or Competition International Relations
SIW 124 The American Presidency: From TR to Nixon Elections, Representation, and Governance
SIW 156 Washington Policymaking: A New Era? Advocacy and Strategy at the Federal Level Elections, Representation, and Governance
SIW 198Z International Economic Policy International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
SOC 111/211
(INTNLREL 143)
State and Society in Korea
International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
China Under Mao International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
Social Movements and Collective Action Elections, Representation, and Governance
Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
Sociology of Law Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
Introduction to Social Stratification Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
STATS 60/160
(PSYCH 10)
Introduction to Statistical Methods: Precalculus Methods Requirement
Statistical Methods in Engineering and the Physical Sciences Data Science
Rules of War International Relations or
Justice and Law
Thinking Through Africa: Perspectives on Health, Wealth, and Well-Being Justice and Law or
Political Economy and Development
Inventing Government: Ancient and Modern Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
THINK 51 The Spirit of Democracy Elections, Representation, and Governance
URBANST 112
(CSRE 149A, SOC 149/249)
The Urban Underclass Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law