Graduate Courses Visit the Registrar's Graduate Catalog website to see a complete list of POLS graduate courses or to view a list of courses from previous academic years. View a list of the most up-to-date graduate courses. Spring 2024 Fall 2023 Spring 2023 Fall 2022 Spring 2022 Fall 2021 Summer and Fall 2023 Courses Graduate Courses POLS 5620 5620. Research Design and Development 3.00 credits Prerequisites: None. Grading Basis: Graded Introduction to research methods and designs in political science. Students will develop and conduct original research projects. Intended for master’s students in their first semester.