Political Science Courses at MIT

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES AT MIT

MIT has a very distinguished graduate program in political science and offers some excellent undergraduate courses, most of which can count toward the major at Wellesley. Some MIT courses listed under political science are taught by an instructor who is not a member of that department. Such courses normally cannot be counted toward the political science major at Wellesley. Note: All approved MIT courses transfer to Wellesley at the 200-level.

Courses in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in Political Science at MIT can count towards the Political Science major at Wellesley if the student writes a substantive research paper as part of her UROP work and that paper is evaluated by the UROP supervisor as part of the final grade. The supervisor must inform the Political Science Transfer Credit Advisor at Wellesley by email that the paper has been evaluated.

A list of MIT political science courses that can be counted for major credit will be posted on our department website each semester. If you have questions about a particular MIT course, please consult with our transfer credit advisor.

A list of MIT undergraduate political science courses offered in Spring 2020 is found below indicating which will be counted for major credit. If you have questions about a particular MIT course, please consult with our transfer credit advisor.

MIT Political Science Classes Offered in Spring 2020

Course

Faculty

Meeting time(s)

Counts for major credit?

17.006 Feminist Thought

E. Wood

Monday, Wednesday

NO

17.035[J] Libertarianism in History

M. Ghachem

Monday, Wednesday

NO

17.04[J] Modern Conceptions of Freedom

L. Rabieh

Tuesday, Thursday

NO

17.055 Just Code: The Ethical Lifecycle of Machine Learning

B. Zacka

Monday, Wednesday

YES

17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process

 

C. Stewart

Monday, Wednesday

YES

17.251 Congress and the American Political System I

C. Stewart

Tuesday, Thursday

YES

17.263 Electoral Politics, Public Opinion, and Democracy

A. White

Monday, Wednesday

YES

17.303[J] Methods of Policy Analysis

C. Abbanat

Monday, Wednesday

NO

17.307 American Public Policy for Washington Interns

 

C. Stewart

 

NO

17.309[J] Science, Technology, and Public Policy

K. Oye, N. Selin

Monday, Wednesday

YES

17.381[J] Leadership in Negotiation: Advanced Applications

B. Verdini Trejo

Monday, Wednesday

NO

17.393[J] Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Pollution Prevention and Control

 

N. Ashford

Tuesday, Thursday

NO

17.399[J] Global Energy: Politics, Markets, and Policy

 

 

V. Karplus 

Tuesday, Thursday

NO