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2015-2016 General Catalog
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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, B.A.


Political Science


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .
SEMESTER 2: POLI 2051 .
SEMESTER 3: Approved POLI course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: Approved POLI course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence.
SEMESTER 5: Approved POLI course.

Consult “General Education ” section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

Consult “Degree Requirements of the College  for this college for specific instructions regarding approved electives and foreign language requirements.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 16


Semester 2


  • CRITICAL: POLI 2051 .

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  • POLI 2051 American Government (3)
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)2
  • Approved Elective (0-2)

Total Semester Hours: 13-15


Semester 3


CRITICAL: Approved POLI course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College.

  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved POLI course (3)3
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)2
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (3)
  • Approved Elective (3)

Total Semester Hours: 16-15


Semester 4


  • CRITICAL: Approved POLI course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence.

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  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI course (3)3
  • Approved Elective (3)

Total Semester Hours: 16-15


Semester 5


CRITICAL: Approved POLI course.

  • Approved POLI course (3)3
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (3)
  • Approved Electives (9)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Semester 6


  • Approved POLI courses (6)3
  • General Education course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved Electives (6)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Semester 7


  • Approved POLI courses (6)3
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
  • Approved Electives (6)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Semester 8


  • Approved POLI courses (6)3
  • Approved Electives (8)

Total Semester Hours: 14


120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - POLI 1001  recommended, but not required. If POLI 1001  is not taken, add three hours of Approved POLI courses.

2 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

3 - Political Science courses are divided into four fields: (1) American government and politics; (2) comparative government and politics; (3) international politics and law; and (4) political theory.

Political science coursework must be distributed among these fields as follows: 12 hours in one field; and six hours in each of two additional fields; and nine hours (or more) of electives distributed in any fields. A list of political science courses grouped by fields is available from the departmental office.

Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to 6 hours of credit when topics vary. These courses are: POLI 4000  (American Government and Politics); POLI 4040  (International Politics and Law); POLI 4060  (Comparative Government and Politics); and POLI 4090  (Political Theory). In addition, POLI 4996 , POLI 4997 , POLI 4998 , POLI 4999  may count toward a Political Science field with approval of the departmental advisor.