Course Planning

Politics and International Relations - Where to Start?

The course planning advice here is limited to completing this major which is just one piece of the overall Hendrix College degree requirements.  For a full description of degree requirements see the Catalog.

 Where should I start if I am just sampling this subject as a non-major?

  • Any 100- or 200- level politics course that matches your interests except Normative Res. Methods (POLI 201) or Empirical Res. Methods (POLI 202).

Where should I start if I might use this as part of a major or as a potential major?

  • Any 100- or 200- level politics course that matches your interests except Normative Res. Methods (POLI 201) or Empirical Res. Methods (POLI 202).
  • Additionally, Statistics (MATH 215) is highly recommended for students majoring in Politics and International Relations. First-year students are encouraged to enroll Statistics when they seek to meet their QS requirement. 

Where should I start if I have some experience in this discipline before college?

When should I declare a major?

  • All students must declare a major by March 1st of their sophomore year.