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The Major

Students choosing to major in Public Policy must complete the following course requirements:

Both of the following Politics courses:

  • POLS 121 Introduction to American Politics and Policy
  • POLS 242 Intermediate American Public Policy

The following Economics courses:

  • ECON 100 Introduction to Economics

Both of the following Statistics courses:

  • ECON 204 Statistics for Economics
  • ECON 305 Econometrics

One of the following Theory courses:

  • POLS 360  Foundation of Political Theory
  • POLS 362  Modern Political Theory

The following Capstone experience:

  • POLS 488 Senior Capstone Experience

Completion of a significant (100 hours) public service internship or similar experience, including an on-campus Presentation of Learning

Completion of the Politics Department A.R.T.S. Skill Themes:

  • “A” for Argument: courses where students learn disciplinary definitions and practice constructing a scholarly argument;
  • “R” for Research: courses where students must demonstrate an ability to conduct case-study research and propose reasonable solutions to real-world problems;
  • “T” for Theory: courses where students practice effectively summarizing and properly citing theoretical material [the Theory requirement fulfills this theme], and;
  • “S” for Simulation: courses where students will work in groups to actively participate in either real-world or simulated debates and activities.

Four of the following approved elective courses (no more than three from one department):

  • ECON 205: Mathematical Foundations of Economics
  • ECON 301: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 303: Intermediate Microeconomics [ECON 205 prerequisite]
  • ECON 330: Money and Capital Markets
  • ECON 341: Labor Economics
  • ECON 343: Economics of the Environment
  • ECON 344: Economics of the State
  • ECON 345: Urban Political Economy
  • ECON 348: International Trade
  • MATH 180: Calculus A
  • MATH 300: Statistics [MATH 180 prerequisite]
  • MGMT 203: Introduction to Human Behavior in Organizations
  • PHIL 310: Philosophy of Law
  • POLS 322: Climate Policy
  • POLS 324: Energy Policy
  • POLS 341: Political Parties and Elections
  • POLS 343: Legislative Toolkit
  • POLS 345: American Presidency
  • POLS 346: Constitutional Law
  • POLS 360: Foundation of Political Theory
  • POLS 362: Modern Political Theory
  • POLS 372: International Law: Sovereignty, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • POLS 373: International Law: Environment and Development
  • POLS 378: International Political Economy
  • PSYC 354: Interviewing and Field Research
  • PSYC 379: Community Psychology

The Minor

Students choosing to minor in Public Policy must complete the following course requirements (no more than two courses can overlap with a major in Politics):

Both of the following Politics courses:

  • POLS 121: Introduction to American Politics and Policy
  • POLS 242: Intermediate American Public Policy

The following Economics courses:

  • ECON 100: Introduction to Economics

Both of the following Statistics courses:

  • ECON 204: Statistics for Economics
  • ECON 305: Econometrics

One of the following Theory courses:

  • POLS 360: Foundation of Political Theory
  • POLS 362: Modern Political Theory

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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