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 Stats 100 or 104 1 Gov 50; or Stats 100 or 104 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., 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., 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 be a Research Practice Course: Gov 61, 62, or 63, or an additional Gov 94* 

*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. Courses to fulfill subfield, seminar, or methods requirements must be taken for a letter grade.

b. Students should take either Government 50 or a Statistics course to fulfill the Research Methods requirement. If a student takes both courses, both courses will count into the student’s concentration GPA, and the Statistics course cannot count as one of the three required Government electives.
 

c. Advanced Standing: Advanced Standing students may enroll in Government 97, Sophomore Tutorial, in the spring term of their first year.

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