Requirements

For Classes of 2015 and Beyond  
  Standard Track 10 Honors Track 13
Sophomore Tutorial: Gov 97 1 half course 1 1 half course 1
Methods Requirement Gov 50; or Stats 100 or 104 1 Gov 50; or Stats 100 or 104 1
Subfield Requirement 1 half course in each of four subfieldsc:
a) Political Theoryd
b) Comparative Government
c) American Government
d) International Relations
4 1 half course in each of four subfieldsc:
a) Political Theoryd
b) Comparative Government
c) American Government
d) International Relations
4
Gov Electives

3 half courses [if student substitutes Stats course from outside the Dept., 4 half courses]

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

3

3 half courses [if student substitutes Stats course from outside the Dept., 4 half courses]

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

3
Gov 94fSeminar

 

1 half course*

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

1

2 half courses*, one of which may be one of the Research Practice Courses: Gov 61, 62, or 63.

*on petition, 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. Pass/Fail: Only one Government Elective may be taken Pass/Fail. All other courses counted for concentration requirements (except Government 99) must be letter graded.

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.  The only courses that may count for subfield credit are those with a Government designation or cross-listed courses taught by a Government Department faculty member

e. Important note on Political Theory: Courses that count for the Political Theory requirement fall under the section of the catalog called, “Political Thought and Its History” (Gov 1030-1099).  Courses under the section called, “Political Methodology and Formal Theory” (Gov 1000-1029) DO NOT count for the Political Theory Requirement.