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Review course lists by selecting the course levels in the menu to the right. The department suggests that undergraduate students begin exploring the field in 100-200 level courses, then develop and refine their political science knowledge in 300-400 level courses. Graduate students may take 500 and 600 level courses, focusing on fields that will lead them through comprehensive exams and preparation for the dissertation.

Students can also consult the UO Course Catalog for information on the department, faculty, courses, and degree requirements.

Department Grading Standards clarifies the meaning of grades assigned by our instructors.

Course Offerings Resources

UO Class Schedule: the most accurate guide for information on current and upcoming course offerings.

2020-21 Projected Political Science Schedule: tentative and subject to change. Check UO class schedule for up-to-date offerings.

Summer Session: course offerings are posted in early March.

Course Codes

Political Science courses that have been approved to satisfy the university’s core education and/or cultural literacy requirements have been designated with the corresponding group requirement code on the course lists in the menu to the right (100-400 levels):

Core Education Requirements Cultural Literacy Requirements
Arts and Letters (A&L) American Cultures (AC)
Social Science (SSC) Identity, Pluralism, & Tolerance (IP)
Science (SC) International Cultures (IC)
United States: Difference, Inequality, and Agency (US)
Global Perspectives (GP)

Political Science courses that satisfy the Political Theory major requirement will also have a “t” footnote listed on the class schedule and course lists in the menu to the right (100-400 levels).

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