Political Science: World Politics, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science, World Politics Concentration


department page:

department website: https://www.pol.illinois.edu

department faculty: Political Science Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: pol@illinois.edu


The World Politics concentration compares internal political dynamics of and patterns of political behavior in the world's more than 200 countries. Major comparative themes include democracy, dictatorship and regime change; political institutions (parties, elections, and decision-making); voting behavior, attitudes, and the creation and dissemination of political information; religious and ethnic identity politics; political economy of development and developing countries; social change and political violence; and the impact of globalization and transnational forces such as migration.

See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.


for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science, World Politics Concentration


See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 70 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


PS 100Intro to Political Science3
Select 6 hours from any additional 100- or 200-level Political Science courses6
Select 6 hours from any 300- or 400-level Political Science courses 16
Students will select a second major, or a minor, or a set of courses of at least 12 hours of thematically-related coursework outside political science, developed in conjunction with an academic advisor.12
Total Hours27

World Politics Concentration Coursework Requirements

Select at least one course from the following:3
Intro to Comp Politics
Comp Politics in Dev Nations
Select six (6) hours any additional Political Science courses at any level6
Select nine (9) hours of 300- or 400-level courses from the World Politics Concentration list:9
The New Middle East
IntroPolitics of Globalization
Intro to Pol Research
Strategic Models
Introduction to Modern Africa
Pan Africanism
Governing Globalization
Special Topics (as appropriate)
PS 339
Politics in Intl Development
Gov & Pol in Africa
Gov & Pol of China
Gov & Pol of SE Asia
Gov & Pol of South Asia
Gov & Pol of Middle East
Gov & Pol in Western Europe
Gov & Pol Post-Soviet States
Gov & Pol of East Europe
Gov & Pol of Latin America
Democratization
Comparative Political Economy
Ethnic Conflict
Comparative Political Behavior
Intl Rel & Domestic Politics
Politics of the European Union
Authoritarian Regimes
Democracy and Identity
Dem Gov in a Global Setting
Junior Honors Seminar (as appropriate)
Total Hours18