Course of Study
In planning a course of study in Political Science, students are strongly urged to pay attention to the course numbering system. The level of a course number, i.e. 100, 200, 300, or 400 is usually important. Courses at higher levels normally build on or develop material from courses at lower levels. For example, the 200 level courses serve as introductions to the various subfields. Thus in a given subfield, students should try to take 200 level courses before 300, and 300 before 400. In a given semester, students may be taking a 200 level course in one area, while doing advanced work in another; there is no need to take all the 200 level offerings before moving on to the more advanced levels.