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17.803 Political Science Laboratory

Prereq: 17.801 or permission of instructor
U (Spring)
15 Units. Institute LAB

Introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, Congressional behavior, comparisons of political processes in different countries, and the evaluation of public policies. Students participate in joint class projects and conduct individual projects. Does not count toward HASS Requirement.Enrollment limited; preference to Course 17 majors who have pre-registered.

T. Yamamoto

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Political Science (Course 17)

http://catalog.mit.edu/degree-charts/political-science-course-17/

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below. Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects Science Requirement 6 Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [between two and five subjects can inform the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8 Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2 Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 17.803 in the Departmental Program] 1 Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17 Physical Education Requirement Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points. Departmental Program Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.