To get a
current official listing of the department of Political
Science's classes, please consult the Queens
College Undergraduate Bulletin, published by the Office
of the Registrar.
To see which courses are being offered in this or upcoming
semesters, please consult CUNYFirst.
New Research Skills Course
(Required for students enrolled Fall 2015 and later)
Department of Political Science faculty has decided to
strengthen its major by adding a new course on research
skills. This course will give students a comprehensive
introduction to research methods and will provide practice
in conceiving research questions and developing the skills
to answer them. All of these skills will aid students in
every other course they take and should also contribute
powerfully to their intellectual development. These skills
are also in heavy demand in the marketplace and will thus
enhance students' career prospects.
All political science majors who matriculate at the
College in the Fall 2015 semester or later shall take
Political Science 200; the course description may be found
below. The new requirement means that beginning with
students who matriculate in the Fall 2015 semester or
later, political science majors must take 31 credits in
political science, including a seminar and the new
research skills class.
Please note: This change applies only to students
who started attending Queens College in the Fall 2015
semester or later. Therefore, it does not apply to
students who have attended Queens College in previous
semesters. Nevertheless, the department faculty believes
that this course would be an excellent choice even for
students who are not required to take it.
Research Skills in Political ScienceŁ PSCI 200, 3 hr., 3
This course will introduce students to the tools used for
conducting political science research. Students will learn
(1) how to ask and frame the research question; (2) how to
formulate and implement a research design; (3) how to find
and evaluate information and data; and (4) how to analyze
politics systematically using diverse research methods.
This course is required of all political science majors.
**As of November 2010, students will no longer be able to
use eSims for registration. The college is moving to the
CUNYFirst system. For information about what to expect,
CUNY has put together a memo for students that can be downloaded here.**