Newly-enrolled students may choose to take one of the Department's Freshman Seminars, all numbered Government 150, with 15 students in each. Each meets the COLL 150 and writing requirement. Topics range from ancient Greek thought to recent Presidential elections.
The Department also offers four GOVT 200-level introductory courses in American (GOVT 201), Theory (202), Comparative (GOVT 203) and International (GOVT 204) Politics. These courses do not have prerequisites, and are suitable for any students who wish to dip their toes into the ocean that is the study of Government (come on in - the water's fine!).
Finally, several Government 300-level courses do not have prerequisites and are open to non-majors.
There is no minor in Government.