Contact:
Dr. Jeffrey VanDenBerg
Chair of Political Science & Geography
Professor of Political Science
Office: (417) 873-6947
jvandenb@drury.edu


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International Political Studies Major

Students that major in International Political Studies will focus on taking courses that examine how the issues of globalization, modernization, and multiculturalism are affecting and dictating international politics. Students in the International Political Studies major are strongly encouraged to take an additional year of foreign language beyond CORE Curriculum. Career options for political science majors include positions in consulting, law, diplomacy, business, elected office, nonprofit organizations, lobbying and education. All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses. Day school students are not allowed to register for online and CCPS courses during the fall and spring semesters.  

PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the United States
PLSC 150: Beyond the Headlines: Tools for Engaging the Political World
PLSC 151: Introduction to Comparative Politics
PLSC 152: Introduction to International Relations
PLSC 153 Introduction to Political Theory
PLSC 250: Introduction to Political Inquiry
PLSC 494: Senior Research Seminar

Choose 15 credit hours from the following:
PLSC 200: Introduction to International Aid and Development
PLSC 300: Midwest Model United Nations (up to 3 credit hours)
PLSC 302: U.S. Foreign Policy
PLSC 307 Globalization, Politics and Justice
PLSC 312: Islam and the West
PLSC 350: International Organizations and Law
PLSC 354: Politics & Culture in Europe
PLSC 357: The Politics of North America: Canada, Mexico, & the United States
PLSC 360: Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East
PLSC 365: Egypt and the Third World
PLSC 366: Washington Center: Studies in International Relations
PLSC 367: Washington Center: Studies in Comparative Politics
PLSC 370: Women and Politics
PLSC 375: Arab-Israeli Conflict
PLSC 380 Western Political Thought
PLSC 384: Political Liberalism and Justice

Students pursuing the international political studies major are strongly encouraged to take an additional year of foreign language beyond Drury CORE requirements.