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Requirements

Requirements

Prior to or concurrent with the moderation a student must have taken at least five courses in the program, including three from the program’s core curriculum (see the section on “curriculum”) and two electives.  Post-moderation, students are required to complete three politics seminars (courses listed at the 300 level and above).  Depending on the interests of the student, and with the approval of the academic advisor, one of the seminars may come from a related social science discipline, such as economics or sociology, from study abroad, and from Bard’s Global and International Affairs (BGIA) in New York City.  All students are required to complete a senior project that examines a political problem/puzzle or that synthesizes the political science literature of a major subject, such as democracy, development, ethnic conflict, and war.