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Pre-Approved Courses

Political Science Major

Students completing a major in Political Science may count up to 25 units of coursework from outside the Political Science Department toward the major. This includes both pre-approved non-Political Science courses (listed below) and petitioned courses. Pre-approved and petitioned courses may be applied to the major in any combination of the following ways:

  • Up to one pre-approved or petitioned course may count toward the primary track.
  • Up to one pre-approved or petitioned course may count toward the secondary track.
  • One pre-approved course may count toward the methods course requirement. STATS 60STATS 101ECON 102A, and CS 106A are courses from outside the Political Science Department and count toward the 25-unit limit. POLISCI 150A does not count toward the 25-unit limit.
  • Pre-approved and petitioned courses may count toward the additional coursework requirement.

Political Science Minor

Students completing a minor in Political Science may count up to 5 units of coursework from outside the Political Science Department toward the Additional Coursework requirement only. This includes both pre-approved non-Political Science courses (listed below) and petitioned courses.

 

Course Number
Course Name
Track
AFRICAST 111/211
(AFRICAAM 211)
Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in AfricaInternational Relations or
Political Economy and Development
AFRICAST 112/212
(AFRICAAM 111)
AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in AfricaInternational Relations or
Political Economy and Development
ANTHRO 182D/282D
(CSRE 182C, HISTORY 282D/382D, SOC 182H)
Knowledge and Violence in the Middle East**Elections, Representation, and Governance
ANTHRO 337The Politics of HumanitarianismInternational Relations or
Political Economy and Development
CLASSICS 116
(ETHICSOC 106, HUMRTS 106)
Human Rights in Comparative and Historical PerspectivePolitical Economy and Development
COMM 106/206Communication Research MethodsData Science
COMM 130NThe Idea of a Free Press**Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
COMM 154/254 (CSRE 154T, SOC 154)The Politics of AlgorithmsData Science
COMM 157/257/357Information Control in Authoritarian RegimesElections, Representation and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
CS 106A
(ENGR 70A)
Programming MethodologyMethods Requirement or
Data Science
CS 106B
(ENGR 70B)
Programming AbstractionsData Science
CS 109Introduction to Probability for Computer ScientistsData Science
CSRE 220Public Policy InstituteElections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
ECON 1Principles of EconomicsPolitical Economy and Development
ECON 50Economic Analysis IPolitical Economy and Development
ECON 51Economic Analysis IIPolitical Economy and Development
ECON 52Economic Analysis IIIPolitical Economy and Development
ECON 102AIntroduction to Statistical Methods (Postcalculus) for Social ScientistsMethods Requirement or
Political Economy and Development
ECON 102BApplied EconometricsPolitical Economy and Development
ECON 106/206
(EARTHSYS 106/206, ESS 106/206)
World Food EconomyPolitical 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 155Environmental Economics and PolicyElections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
ECON 180Honors Game TheoryData Science
EDUC 220D
(HISTORY 258E)
History of School Reform: Origins, Policies, Outcomes, and ExplanationsElections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law

EPS 194

(EPS 204)

Technology, National Security and SustainabilityInternational Relations 
ETHICSOC 109On Condoned Violence: from Punishment to PleasureAdditional Related Units
HISTORY 4/104Introduction to Geospatial Humanities**Elections, Representation, and Governance
HISTORY 70/170BCulture, Politics, and Society in Latin America**Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 87/187The Islamic Republics: Politics and Society in Iran, Afghanistan and PakistanElections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 97SBetween Empires: Modern History of TaiwanPolitical Economy and Development
HISTORY 102
(INTNLREL 102)
History of the International SystemInternational Relations
HISTORY 106AGlobal Human Geography: Asia and AfricaInternational Relations or
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 106BGlobal Human Geography: Europe and AmericasInternational Relations or
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 152/352BHistory of American LawElections, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
HISTORY 153Creation of the ConstitutionElections, Representation, and Governance
HISTORY 181BFormation of the Contemporary Middle East**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 252/352Originalism 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 HistoryElections, Representation, and Governance or
International Relations
HISTORY 279/379Latin American Development: Economy and Society, 1800-2014International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
HISTORY 288/388
(JEWISHST 288/388)
Palestine and the Arab-Israeli ConflictElection, Representation, and Governance or
International Relations

HISTORY 397 

(FEMGEN 397)

Core Colloquium in South Asian HistoryAvailable for MA students only
HUMBIO 120Health Care in America: An Introduction to U.S. Health PolicyElections, Representation, and Governance
HUMBIO 120AAmerican Health PolicyElections, Representation, and Governance
HUMBIO 120BThe American Health Care System and Health PolicyElections, Representation, and Governance
HUMBIO 172B
(PUBLPOL 172)
Children, Youth, and the LawAdditional Related Units
HUMBIO 173
(PUBLPOL 173)
Science, Innovation and the Law

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
ILAC 384 (COMPLIT 384)Nationalism, Cultural and PoliticalPolitical Economy and Development
INTLPOL 217The Future of Global CooperationInternational Relations
INTLPOL 219
Intelligence and National SecurityInternational Relations
INTLPOL 244U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia

International Relations or

Political Economy and Development
INTLPOL 246
China's Foreign Policies: Objectives, Instruments, and Impacts
International Relations or
Political Economy and Development
INTLPOL 280
(ETHICSOC 280, HUMRTS 103, INTNLREL 180A)
Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Criminal Tribunals
International Relations or
Justice and Law
INTNLREL 103F (HISTORY 3F/103F)The Changing Face of War: Introduction to Military HistoryInternational Relations
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/140X
(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
The Great WarInternational Relations
LAW 2519Water Law

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
MS&E 93QNuclear Weapons, Energy, Proliferation, and TerrorismInternational Relations
MS&E 193/293
(INTLPOL 256, GEOLSCI 167/267)
Technology and National Security

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

International Relations
OSPBER 77"Ich bin ein Berliner": Lessons of Berlin for International PoliticsInternational Relations
OSPBER 79The Political Economy of Germany in Europe: an Historical-Comparative PerspectivePolitical Economy and Development
OSPBER 82Globalization and GermanyInternational 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 10Climate Change and Political Violence

International Relations or

Political Economy and Development
OSPCPTWN 31
Political Economy of Foreign Aid**

International Relations or

Political Economy and Development
OSPCPTWN 45Transitional Justice and Transformation Debates in South AfricaJustice and Law
OSPCPTWN 69
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 43Machiavelli**Election, Representation, and Governance or
Justice and Law
OSPFLOR 64Colonial Heritage, Euro-Mediterranean Relations, Migrations, MulticulturalismInternational Relations or
Political Economy and Development
OSPFLOR 65Exclusion/Inclusion Processes of Migrants in Italian SocietyInternational Relations 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
OSPFLOR 92No Planet B: Class, Climate Change, and Environmental JusticePolitical 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 PresentElections, Representation, and Governance
OSPOXFRD 24
British and American Constitutional Systems in Comparative Perspective**

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
OSPOXFRD 36Creating English Democracy

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Political Economy and Development
OSPOXFRD 82Politics of Inequality: Implications of Electoral Geography for Democratic Representation Quality**Data Science or
Elections, Representation, and Governance
 
OSPPARIS 32
French History and Politics: Understanding the Present through the Past
Elections, Representation, and Governance or
Political Economy and Development
OSPSANTG 20Comparative Law & Society: Conflicts in the Structuring of Democratic Polities across Latin AmericaJustice and Law
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 PhilosophyJustice and Law
PHIL 175W/275W
(ETHICSOC 175W)
Law and PhilosophyJustice and Law
PHIL 179W/279W
(CSRE 179W, ETHICSOC 179W)
Du Bois and Democracy

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
PUBLPOL 1Introduction to Public PolicyAdditional Related Units
PUBLPOL 106/206
(ECON 154)
Law and Economics

Justice and Law or

Political Economy and Development
PUBLPOL 122/222
(BIOE 122, EMED 122/222)
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism ResponseAdditional Related Units
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 AreaElections, Representation, and Governance
PUBLPOL 154
Politics and Policy in CaliforniaElections, Representation, and Governance
PUBLPOL 156
Health Care Policy and ReformElections, Representation, and Governance
PUBLPOL 209
What is Public about Public Lands - Who and How to ManageElections, Representation, and Governance
PUBLPOL 353A
Science and Technology PolicyElections, Representation, and Governance
RELIGST 208Women of the MovementJustice and Law
SIW 103Economic Growth & Development Patterns, Policies, and ProspectsPolitical Economy and Development
SIW 105Education Policy

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
SIW 106Criminal Justice Policy

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
SIW 107Civil Rights Law

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
SIW 119U. S. and Europe: Cooperation or CompetitionInternational Relations
SIW 123Navigating Divided Government 

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
SIW 124The American Presidency: From TR to Nixon**Elections, Representation, and Governance
SIW 156Washington Policymaking: A New Era? Advocacy and Strategy at the Federal LevelElections, Representation, and Governance
SOC 111/211
(INTNLREL 143)
State and Society in Korea

International Relations or

Political Economy and Development
SOC 118/218
Social Movements and Collective ActionElections, 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 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: PrecalculusMethods Requirement
STATS 101Data Science 101

Methods Requirement or

Data Science
STATS 110
Statistical Methods in Engineering and the Physical SciencesData Science
STS 139Designing Regenerative SocietiesPolitical Economy and Development

STS 156

(EARTHSYS 156, SOC 128)

The Future of Global Systemic RiskPolitical Economy and Development
THINK 19
Rules of War

International Relations or

Justice and Law
THINK 47
Inventing Government: Ancient and Modern

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law

THINK 51

(COLLEGE 110)

The Spirit of DemocracyElections, Representation, and Governance
URBANST 112
(CSRE 149A, SOC 149/249)
The Urban Underclass

Elections, Representation, and Governance or

Justice and Law
 **Course no longer offered