Study Abroad Courses

Below you will find information about how course credits earned in various popular off-campus programs count towards the Political Science major.  If you are interested in taking an off-campus course not mentioned in the list, please confer with the Chair about how it might contribute to your major.

St. Olaf College Courses

Environmental Science in Australia

  • Political Science 221 (Environmental Policy) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This course counts as a St. Olaf credit and does not count against the two-course transfer credit limit in the major.

Mediterranean Semester

  • Political Science ME 254 (Political Institutions in the Middle East) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This course counts as a St. Olaf credit and does not count against the two-course transfer credit limit in the major.

Oslo Summer School

  • POLSCI 1850 (Scandinavian Government and Politics) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This course counts as a St. Olaf credit and does not count against the two-course transfer credit limit in the major.
  • POLSCI 1855 (International Politics) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This course counts as a St. Olaf credit and does not count against the two-course transfer credit limit in the major.
  • POLSCI 1810 (Peace Seminar) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This course counts as a St. Olaf credit and does not count against the two-course transfer credit limit in the major.

Consortial Programs

ACM Botswana

  • POL 305 (Politics in Southern Africa) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

ACM Jordan

  • POL 315 (Contemporary Issues in Jordan and the Arab World) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • POL 320 (International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

University of Konstanz

  • Pol Sci (Depression in Germany and the US) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Pol Sci (International Political Economy and International Organization) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

London School of Economics

  • International Relations 200 (International Political Theory) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • International Relations 202 (Foreign Policy Analysis) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • International Relations 203 (International Organizations) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Government 245- (Democracy and Democratization) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Government 247 (Theories and Problems of Nationalism) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Government 264 (Politics and Institutions in Europe) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Harris Manchester College, Oxford University

  • Politics 203 (Theory of Politics) counts as a 200-level political theory course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Politics 214 (International Relations) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Politics 201 (Comparative Government) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Politics 202 (British Politics and Government since 1900) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Lancaster University

  • Politics 210 (Politics of Development) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

University of Aberdeen

  • Pol Sci 1006 (Structure of International Relations) counts as a 100-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Pol Sci 1007 (Comparative Politics UK & US) counts as a 100-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Pol Sci 1010 (Comparative Politics US & Russia) counts as a 100-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Pol Sci 2507 (International Political Economy) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Pol Sci 3562 (Political Parties in Britain) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Curtin University, Australia

  • IR 222 (International Political Economy) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • IR 223 (Religion, War, and Terror in South and West Asia) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • IR 224 (Conflict and Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • IR 211 (Democracy and Dictatorships in Asia) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

University of Otago, New Zealand

  • Politics 202 (Theories of Justice) counts as a 200-level political theory course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Politics 207 (Environmental Politics) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Politics 211 (Global Political Economy) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Politics 213 (New Zealand Foreign Policy) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Nagoya University, Japan

  • POL 1342 (International Negotiation) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Yonsei University, Korea

  • POL 3142 (Comparative Constitutional Traditions) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Third-Party Providers

Namibia: Nation-building Globalization (CGE)

  • Political Science 353 (Political and Social Change in Southern Africa) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Political Science 354 (Politics of Development in Southern Africa) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Buenos Aires, Argentina (IES)

  • PO 340 (Argentine Politics and Government) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • PO/IR 360 (Argentine Foreign Relations in the Americas and the World) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Social Change in Central America (CGE)

  • Political Science 310 (Citizen Participation within a Globalized Economy) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)

  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective, counts as a 200-level comparative politics course.  This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • The European Game of Politics: Crisis and Survival, counts as a 200-level international relations course.  This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict, counts as a 200-level international relations course.  This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Fleeing Across Boarders: International Refugee Law, counts as a 200-level international relations course.  This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • The Enemy Within: Spies and Espionage in the Cold War, counts as a 200-level international relations course.  This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • Globalized Islam and Sharia Law, counts as a 200-level comparative politics course.  This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.

Spain: Sevilla (CIEE)

  • Politics 3001 (Politics and Society in the Contemporary Arab World) counts as a 200-level comparative politics course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • INRE 3102 (US European Relations since WWII) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.
  • INRE 3101 (European – Latin American Relations since Independence) counts as a 200-level international relations course. This is a pre-approved transfer credit course.