Government Department

Government for Non-Majors

Many students take Government courses without majoring in Government. We sometimes offer First Year Seminars (FYS), but demand for our regular courses is high, so we cannot offer as many FYS courses as we would like. Frosh and sophomores are welcome, however, to take the introductory courses we offer in each of our four concentrations. Another option is Applied Data Analysis, the social science methodology course, which is offered by the Quantitative Analysis Center and crosslisted as GOVT 201 (it counts toward the Government major). Most of our survey courses are open to sophomores and frosh, although majors usually have preference. If you navigate to Wesmaps and click on "Government" (a red link under the heading "Social Sciences") you'll see a link to Government courses this year that are "Appropriate for First-year Students."