Foreign Language Requirement: Students pursuing a major IPE must demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the intermediate level. Competence will be measured by successful completion of two intermediate-level college semester courses in a foreign language or by passing a standardized intermediate-level foreign language examination.
Students who plan to enter graduate school or law school are encouraged to write a senior thesis. The thesis topic, definition of terms, method of analysis, and bibliography must be carefully planned and approved by the department at the conclusion of the junior year and successful completion of POE-299. During the senior year, students writing a thesis will enroll in POE-480, which partially fulfills the 400-level seminar requirement.