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PSCI 205 Methods of Political Inquiry

Prerequisite: Any 3 credits of social science or permission of the instructor. Sophomore standing required. For political science majors, PSCI 203 or 210 is recommended. (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course will introduce students to a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods used in political science. Students will learn the tools needed to conduct original research. Among the topics to be covered are: survey research, interviewing, content analysis, historical analysis and legal analysis. Students will complete an original research project using at least one of the above techniques.