American Politics, Concentration

The discipline of politics at the University of Dallas combines the study of timeless classics of Western political thought with rigorous exploration of contemporary American politics and international affairs. Students focus on the great themes and issues of political thought and experience: justice, equality, liberty, morality, religion and human nature.

American Politics Concentration Requirements

The concentration consists of 6 courses (18 credits): Politics 1311 (Principles of American Politics), plus an additional 15 credit hours in politics. The 15 credit hours include 3 courses in American politics and 2 other politics courses chosen by the student.

Examples of courses in American politics are:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Public Policy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • The Presidency
  • Civil Liberties
  • Congress
  • Politics and Parties
  • American Political Thought
  • American Founding
  • 20th Century American Political Thought and Policy

Other politics courses with appropriate content can count toward the concentration in American politics with the approval of the chairman.