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2017-2018 General Catalog
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  Feb 25, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog

Political Science, B.A. (3+3 Pre-Law Program)



 

Political Science


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

  •  

  • 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 field course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College.

  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved POLI field 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 field course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence.

  •  

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

Total Semester Hours: 13-12


Semester 5


CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • Approved POLI courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Semester 6


  • Approved POLI Courses (12)3
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Semester 7


  • Approved Electives (16)

Total Semester Hours: 16


Semester 8


  • Approved Electives (16)

Total Semester Hours: 16


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.

4- All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

American Government & Politics

Comparative Government & Politics

International Politics & Law

Political Theory

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.

Area of Concentration


American Government & Politics


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.

 

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • Critical: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field 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 Field Course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI field Courses (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • Second Course in American Government3
  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • Approved POLI course (3)
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Third and Fourth Courses in American Government (6)3
  • Approved POLI Courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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

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

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

  • American Government & Politics

General: POLI 2051 , POLI 2052 , POLI 4000 .
Political Behavior: POLI 2030 , POLI 4026 , POLI 4028 POLI 4030 , POLI 4031 , POLI 4032 , POLI 4034 , POLI 4035 , POLI 4036 , POLI 4037  
Public Law & Jurisprudence: POLI 4020 , POLI 4021 POLI 4023  
Public Administration: POLI 2070 , POLI 4011 , POLI 4017  
State, Urban, Local Government: POLI 2056 POLI 4015 , POLI 4039  

  • Comparative Government & Politics

General:POLI 2053 , POLI 4060 , POLI 4062 , POLI 4063 , POLI 4064  
Western Europe: POLI 4074 , POLI 4075 , POLI 4076 , POLI 4077  
Latin America: POLI 4065  
Russia & Eastern Europe: POLI 4070 , POLI 4072  
Asia: POLI 4067  POLI 4079  
Africa: POLI 4078   
Middle East: POLI 4061 

  • International Politics & Law

International Politics: POLI 2057 , POLI 4040 , POLI 4044 POLI 4045 , POLI 4046 , POLI 4047 , POLI 4048 , POLI 4050 , POLI 4059  
International Law & Organization: POLI 4041 POLI 4042  
Foreign Policy: POLI 4043  

  • Political Theory

Political Theory, General: POLI 2060 , POLI 4090 POLI 4234  
History of Political Thought: POLI 4080 , POLI 4081 POLI 4082  
Contemporary Political Thought: POLI 4096 POLI 4097 , POLI 4098  

 

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

Campaigns & Elections


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

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • Critical: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field Course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College

  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved POLI Field 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 Field Course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI field Course (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • First and Second Course in Campaigns & Elections (6)4
  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Third and Fourth Courses in Campaigns & Elections (6)4
  • Approved POLI Courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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 a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be 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.

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

American Government & Politics

Comparative Government & Politics

International Politics & Law

Political Theory

Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to six 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 , and POLI 4999  may count toward a political science field with approval of the departmental advisor.

4Campaigns & Elections

Comparative Government & Politics


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

 

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • Critical: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field 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 Field Course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI field Course (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • Second Course in Comparative Government (3)3
  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • Approved POLI course (3)
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Third and Fourth Courses in Comparative Government (6)3
  • Approved POLI Courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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 a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be 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.

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

American Government & Politics

Comparative Government & Politics

International Politics & Law

Political Theory

Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to six 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 , and  POLI 4999   may count toward a political science field with approval of the departmental advisor.

International Politics & Law


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

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • Critical: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field Course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College

  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved POLI field 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 Field Course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI field Course (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • Second Course in International Politics (3)3
  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • Approved POLI course (3)
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Third and Fourth Courses in International Politics (6)3
  • Approved POLI Courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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 a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be 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.

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

 

American Government & Politics

Comparative Government & Politics

International Politics & Law

Political Theory

Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to six 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 , and POLI 4999  may count toward a political science field with approval of the departmental advisor.

Law & Legal Systems


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

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • Critical: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field Course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College

  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved POLI Field 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 Field Course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI field Course (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • First and Second Course in Law & Legal Systems (6)4
  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Third and Fourth Courses in Law & Legal Systems (6)4
  • Approved POLI Courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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 a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be 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.

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

American Government & Politics

Comparative Government & Politics

International Politics & Law

Political Theory

    

Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to six 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 , and POLI 4999  may count toward a political science field with approval of the departmental advisor.

4Law & Legal Systems

Political Analysis


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

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • Critical: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field Course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College

  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved POLI Field 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 Field Course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI field Course (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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 a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be 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.

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

American Government & Politics

Comparative Government & Politics

International Politics & Law

Political Theory

Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to six 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 , and POLI 4999  may count toward a political science field with approval of the departmental advisor.

 

Political Theory


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

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • CRITICAL: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field 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.

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI  Field Course (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • Second Course in Political Theory (3)3
  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • Approved POLI course (3)
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Third and Fourth Courses in Political Theory (6)3
  • Approved POLI Courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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

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

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

  • American Government & Politics

General: POLI 2051 POLI 2052 POLI 4000  
Political Behavior: POLI 2030 POLI 4026 POLI 4028 POLI 4030  ,POLI 4031 POLI 4032 POLI 4034 POLI 4035 POLI 4036  ,POLI 4037  
Public Law & Jurisprudence: POLI 4020 POLI 4021 POLI 4023  
Public Administration: POLI 2070 POLI 4011 POLI 4017  
State, Urban, Local Government: POLI 2056 POLI 4015 POLI 4039  

  • Comparative Government & Politics

General:POLI 2053  ,POLI 4060 POLI 4062 POLI 4063 POLI 4064  
Western Europe: POLI 4074 POLI 4075 POLI 4076 POLI 4077  
Latin America: POLI 4065   
Russia & Eastern Europe: POLI 4070 POLI 4072  
Asia: POLI 4067  ,POLI 4079  
Africa: POLI 4078  
Middle East: POLI 4061  

  • International Politics & Law

International Politics: POLI 2057  ,POLI 4040  ,POLI 4044  ,POLI 4045 POLI 4046 POLI 4047 POLI 4048 POLI 4050 POLI 4059  
International Law & Organization: POLI 4041 POLI 4042  
Foreign Policy: POLI 4043  

  • Political Theory

Political Theory, General: POLI 2060 , POLI 4090 , POLI 4234 
History of Political Thought: POLI 4080 POLI 4081  ,POLI 4082  
Contemporary Political Thought: POLI 4096 POLI 4097 POLI 4098  

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

Public Policy


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

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • Critical: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field Course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College

  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved POLI Field 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 Field Course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI field Course (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • First and Second Course in Public Policy (6)4
  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Third and Fourth Courses in Public Policy (6)4
  • Approved POLI Courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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 a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be 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.

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

American Government & Politics

Comparative Government & Politics

International Politics & Law

Political Theory

    

Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to six 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 , and POLI 4999  may count toward a political science field with approval of the departmental advisor.

4Public Policy

Race & Politics


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.

Semester 1

Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2

  • Critical: POLI 2051 .

  •  

  • 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 Field Course; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College

  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved POLI Field 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 Field Course; Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence

  •  

  • ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
  • Approved POLI field Course (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 5

CRITICAL: Approved POLI field course.

  • First and Second Course in Race & Politics (6)4
  • Approved POLI field course (3)3
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • Third and Fourth Courses in Race & Politics (6)4
  • Approved POLI Courses (6)
  • General Education Course - Humanities (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8

  • Approved Electives (16)
Total Semester Hours: 16

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 a two-course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, then the three-hour course must be 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.

All students take Introduction to American Government (POLI 2051  or POLI 2052 ) and must take one course from each of the other three fields as follows:

American Government & Politics

Comparative Government & Politics

International Politics & Law

Political Theory

    

Each field has a special topics course available that may be taken for up to six 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 , and POLI 4999  may count toward a political science field with approval of the departmental advisor.

4- Race & Politics