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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, BS


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 to 1877  – HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States from Reconstruction to the Present   3 3
GE ELECT ELECT - Free Electives1 3 3
GE EP PS 140 - (FYOC, FYDT) Scranton and the World 2 3  
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition     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 *    
    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 3 OR  PS 314 - (D) Modern Political Ideas 3–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. Consult with an advisor in the Advising Center if you have any questions.

2Political Science recommends that students enroll in  PS 140 - (FYOC, FYDT) Scranton and the World  in order to satisfy First Year Oral Communication and First Year Digital Technology requirements. However, students still have the option to take COMM 100  and C/IL 102  instead of the EP course.  Consult with an advisor in the Advising Center if you have any questions.

3Political Science majors are required to take either PS 313 - (D) Classical Political Ideas  or PS 314 - (D) Modern Political Ideas .

*The 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.