If I write my senior essay in PLSC 480 (One-Term Senior Essay), does this course count toward my major requirements?

Yes. PLSC 480 counts as one of your term course credits; however, it does not count as a seminar. In addition, please know that PLSC 480 does not have a field distribution assigned to it. If you need this class to fulfill your field distribution requirement, please make an appointment to meet with the DUS. (More information about how to do that can be found under Question 1.) Also, if you are an Interdisciplinary Concentration major, you should know that your senior essay will count as one of your IDC courses, because it needs to be written in the field of your concentration.