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  Feb 22, 2018
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, BS


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


 Political Science majors may concentrate in the

 


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 - (FYW) Composition  – COMM 100 - (FYOC) 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 Seminar 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- Philosophy 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 .

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 an advisor in the Advising Center if you have any questions.

*An approved 3-credit EP Foundations Course is acceptable and often substituted for the 6 credits encompassing both COMM 100  and C/IL 102 . However, students still have the option to take COMM 100  and C/IL 102  instead of the EP course, and at times an EP Foundations course will not be available; thus students may need to take COMM 100  and C/IL 102 .  Consult with an advisor in the Advising Center if you have any questions.

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