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Special Majors Course

All special majors must have a designated faculty advisor and consult with the chair to receive approval for the proposed program. Within that approved program, 5.5 credits must be taken in the department, including one introductory course (POLS 002, 003, 004; a first year seminar does not count), and the distribution requirements must be met (see Distribution of Courses within the department section) by course work at Swarthmore. The political theory requirement for special majors can only be met by completing one of the following: POLS 011, POLS 012, POLS 100 or POLS 101.  All special course majors are required to participate in the department's Senior Comprehensive Exercise (see fuller description under Course Major) for .5 credit in the Spring semester of their senior year.