Concentration Requirements

 

  Standard Track 10 Honors Track 13
Sophomore Tutorial: Gov 97 One 4-credit course 1 One 4-credit course 1
Methods Requirement Gov 50 or equivalent (see "b" below) 1 Gov 50 or equivalent (see "b" below) 1
Subfield Requirement One 4-credit course in each of four subfields:
a) Political Theory
b) Comparative Government
c) American Government
d) International Relations
4 One 4-credit course in each of four subfields:
a) Political Theory
b) Comparative Government
c) American Government
d) International Relations
4
Gov Electives

Three 4-credit courses [if student substitutes Stats course from outside the Dept. for methods requirement, four 4-credit courses]

May count up to 2 classes from approved HKS list without petitioning.

3

Three 4-credit courses [if student substitutes Stats course from outside the Dept. for methods requirement, four 4-credit courses]

May count up to 2 classes from approved HKS list without petitioning.

3
Gov 94 Seminar

One 4-credit course*

*on petition to DUS, may substitute a Gov graduate seminar; students are admitted at the discretion of professor.

1

Two 4-credit courses*, one of which is recommended to be a Research Practice Course (Gov 52, 62, or 63). An additional Gov 94 can also be used to meet this requirement.*  

*on petition to DUS, may substitute a Gov graduate seminar; students are admitted at the discretion of professor.

2
Senior Tutorial: Gov 99 Not required   2 terms.  Graded SAT/UNS 2
Thesis Not required   Required. The thesis does not count as a course, but is used in determining the department’s Honors recommendation for the student to the College.  
Oral Exam Not required   Required in certain circumstances  

 

Other information:

a. Only one Government elective may be taken Pass/Fail or SAT/UNSAT. All other courses counted for concentration requirements must be letter-graded (except Gov 99, which is graded SAT/UNSAT). Courses to fulfill subfield, seminar, or methods requirements must be taken for a letter grade. Note that Spring 2020 courses graded SEM/UEM are exempt from this restriction and may count for all requirements. 

b. The Government Department recommends that concentrators fulfill the methods requirement with Gov 50: Data. The methods requirement can also be fulfilled with a higher-level methods course in Government (e.g., Gov 51, Gov 52) or a course in the Statistics Department (e.g., Stat 100, Stat 104, Stat 110, Stat 111). If a course outside the Government Department is used to fulfill this requirement, then an additional Government Department elective is required (see "Gov Electives" in the chart above).

c. Gov 91r, Supervised Reading and Research, cannot count towards the Government concentration requirements.