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James Madison College

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in James Madison College

Comparative Cultures and Politics Major

1. The student must complete (41 to 44 credits):
a. All of the following courses (13 credits):
MC 230 Cultures and Politics in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 231 Cultures and Politics in Transnational Perspective 4
MC 493 Senior Seminar in Comparative Cultures and Politics (W) 5
b. Four courses with at least one from each group (16 credits):
COMPARATIVE STUDIES
MC 320 Politics, Society and Economy in the Third World 4
MC 325 State and Society in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 331 Encounters with Post-Communism 4
MC 332 Literature and Politics in a Comparative Perspective 4
MC 333 Performance, Politics, and Nation 4
MC 334 Rights, Advocacy and Activism 4
MC 335 Israeli Politics, Cultures and Society 4
MC 361 Political Economy and Comparative Public Policymaking 4
MC 366 Film, History and Nation 4
MC 367 Global Cities and Urbanism 4
MC 369 Global Issues in Citizenship (W) 4
MC 372 Comparative Black Political Thought 4
MC 382 Social Movements 4
MC 385 Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations 4
MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 387 Jews and Anti-Semitism 4
MC 390 Advanced Topics in Public Affairs 4
MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
MC 441 Islam and World Politics 4
MC 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
James Madison College 390 and 395 can be used in fulfillment of the requirement when the topic is relevant to comparative studies in cultures and politics.
TRANSNATIONAL STUDIES
MC 319 Asian American History 4
MC 321 The Cold War: Culture, Politics and Foreign Policy 4
MC 331 Encounters with Post-Communism 4
MC 334 Rights, Advocacy and Activisim 4
MC 337 Global Public Health 4
MC 350 Evolution and Society 4
MC 366 Film, History and Nation 4
MC 376 Modern Political Thought in the Muslim World 4
MC 377 Culture, Politics, and Post-Colonialism 4
MC 390 Advanced Topics in Public Affairs 4
MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
MC 430 Applied International Development 4
MC 441 Islam and World Politics 4
MC 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
James Madison College 390 and 395 can be used in fulfillment of the requirement when the topic is relevant to transnational studies in cultures and politics.
c. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANP 429 Ethnographic Field Methods 4
HST 201 Historical Methods and Skills 3
MC 295 Research Design and Quantitative Analysis in Public Policy 4
MC 364 Policy Evaluation 4
PLS 201 Introduction to Methods of Political Analysis 4
SOC 281 Social Research Methods 4
WRA 360 Visual Rhetoric 4
d. Complete at least 9 credits from three courses at the 300-level or above, selected in consultation with an academic advisor. All the credits must focus on a particular region, ethnic or racial group from outside the United States.