Independent Study

Students with a GPA of at least a 3.0 and who have completed one or more political science courses may pursue an independent study project in an interest outside of the regular course framework. We support both independent study and independent research study. For more information, please contact Suzanne Pierce, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (suzanne.pierce@duke.edu) or visit the Arts & Sciences Independent Study webpage.

The political science course options are as follows:

Political Theory

  • POLSCI 291-1 Sophomore/Junior Independent Study in Political Theory
  • POLSCI 393-1 Sophomore/Junior Research Independent Study in Political Theory
  • POLSCI 391-1 Senior Independent Study in Political Theory
  • POLSCI 493-1 Senior Research Independent Study in Political Theory

Political Institutions

  • POLSCI 291-2 Sophomore/Junior Independent Study Political Institutions
  • POLSCI 393-2 Sophomore/Junior Research Independent Study Political Institutions
  • POLSCI 391-2 Senior Independent Study in Political Institutions
  • POLSCI 493-2 Senior Research Independent Study in Political Institutions

Security, Peace, and Conflict

  • POLSCI 291-3 Sophomore/Junior Independent Study in Security, Peace, and Conflict
  • POLSCI 393-3 Sophomore/Junior Research Independent Study in Security, Peace, and Conflict
  • POLSCI 391-3 Senior Independent Study in Security, Peace, and Conflict
  • POLSCI 493-3 Senior Research Independent Study in Security, Peace, and Conflict

Political Behavior and Identities

  • POLSCI 291-4 Sophomore/Junior Independent Study Political Behavior and Identities
  • POLSCI 393-4 Sophomore/Junior Research Independent Study Political Behavior and Identities
  • POLSCI 391-4 Senior Independent Study in Political Behavior and Identities
  • POLSCI 493-4 Senior Research Independent Study in Political Behavior and Identities

Political Methodology

  • POLSCI 291-5 Sophomore/Junior Independent Study Political Methodology
  • POLSCI 393-5 Sophomore/Junior Research Independent Study Political Methodology
  • POLSCI 391-5 Senior Independent Study in Political Methodology
  • POLSCI 493-5 Senior Research Independent Study in Political Methodology

Political Economy

  • POLSCI 291-6 Sophomore/Junior Independent Study Political Economy
  • POLSCI 393-6 Sophomore/Junior Research Independent Study Political Economy
  • POLSCI 391-6 Senior Independent Study in Political Economy
  • POLSCI 493-6 Senior Research Independent Study in Political Economy