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511. Extended Research in Physics (1/4)
Reading in depth on a topic of current interest and the pursuit of an experimental or theoretical
problem related to the topic. Must be taken over four consecutive terms. Prerequisite:
permission of instructor. (CR)

963. Oak Ridge Science Semester: see Cornell-Approved Domestic Off-Campus Programs.

Politics (POL)

Craig Allin, Hans Hassell, Robert Sutherland, Aparna Thomas (chair), David Yamanishi

Major: A minimum of 11 courses distributed as follows:
1. One course in statistics: STA 201 (Statistical Methods I) or STA 348 (Mathematical Statistics

    II);
2. At least 10 courses in Politics, including:

    a. At least one course in Political Thought;
    b. At least three courses in International Relations and Comparative Government;
    c. At least three courses in American Politics and Public Policy;
    d. At least six courses at the 300 or 400 level (including no more than two POL 380 courses

         and including the capstone);
    e. As the capstone for the major, POL 483 or, for qualified students, course credit for an

         independent project directed toward pursuit of departmental honors.
3. The Department strongly encourages students to participate in an internship or comparable

    off-campus program while at Cornell.

Teaching Certification: Students who are interested in pursuing K-12 certification to teach
social studies should seek admission to the Teacher Education Program. See the Education

department section for application and certification information (pages 109-111).

Note: Majors who intend to pursue graduate study in political science or public policy should
take STA 201 (Statistical Methods I) and POL 382. Majors who have a special interest in
legislative and electoral politics should take POL 262, 280/380, 325, 363, and 364. Politics
courses of particular value to pre-law students include POL 222, 250, 262, 325, 361, 364, 365,
and 366. Law schools will accept majors in any academic discipline.

Minors: Three minors are available corresponding to the three subfields in the Department. No
course may be counted toward more than one minor under the supervision of the Department of

Politics.

Political Thought: A minimum of five course credits in Political Thought or constitutional
law (POL 361, 365, 366), at least three of which must be 300-level Politics Department courses.
As many as two Philosophy Department courses in political philosophy (PHI 307, 353, 354) may
be counted toward the minor in Political Thought.

International Relations and Comparative Government: A minimum of five course
credits in International Relations and Comparative Government, at least three of which must be
at the 300 level. An appropriate internship may be substituted for one of the five courses. Not
available to students with an International Relations major.

American Politics and Public Policy: A minimum of five course credits in American             176
Politics and Public Policy, at least three of which must be at the 300 level. An appropriate
internship may be substituted for one of the five courses.

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