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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, BS


For more information about the Political Science department, visit its website.


 Political Science majors may concentrate in the Public Administration and Public Affairs Track (PAPA Track) .


 

Political Science Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall
Cr.
Spr.
Cr

First Year

   
MAJOR PS 130 - (S) American National Government I PS 131 - (S) American National Government II  3 3
COGNATE HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States  3 3
GE ELECT ELECT - Free Elective   3
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy  3  
GE WRTG–SPCH WRTG 107 - Composition COMM 100 - Public Speaking  3 3
GE T/RS–PHIL T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  3 3
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 3    
    15 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR PS 212 - International Relations PS 217 - Comparative Government  3 3

MAJOR

PS 240 - (Q,W) Research Methods in Political Science  3  
COGNATE HIST 120 - (CH) Europe: 1500 to the Present HIST 121 - (CH) Europe: 1815 to Present  3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Elective1   3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 210 - Ethics T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3 3
    15 15

Third Year

   
MAJOR PS 313 - (D) Classical Political Ideas  OR PS 314 - (D) Modern Political Ideas  – PS ELECT - Political Science Elective 3 3
MAJOR PS ELECT - Political Science Electives 3 3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3 3
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELECT- Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives1 3 6
    15 15

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR PS ELECT - Political Science Electives 6 6
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives1 9 9
    15 15
 

Total: 120 Credits

1The department recommends a modern foreign language. The departmental advisor should be consulted.

2Political Science majors are required to take either PS 313 - (D) Classical Political Ideas  or PS 314 - (D) Modern Political Ideas  . Both are recommended.

3The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.