2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2018  
2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science, American Government and Public Law (B.A.)


The major does not require a concentration. Majors in Political Science may, however, take either of two concentrations: American Government and Public Law or International Relations and Comparative Politics. To complete a concentration, four of the six electives (12 out of the 18 elective credits) must be taken from one of the following lists.

The three courses taken as part of the Foundation requirement–Theory Foundation (POL201 or POL202), American Government Foundation (POL215), and International Relations and Comparative Politics Foundation (POL211 or POL240) will not count toward a concentration.

The courses below are eligible for these concentrations:

Major Requirements


Majors take one introductory course at the 100-level, three foundation courses at the 200-level, a seven credit sequence of Skills for Success courses in the junior and senior years, and six elective credits at the 200-level and above for a total of 37 credits.

Gateway to Political Science (3 credits)


Take one of the following two courses; the other course will not count for the major.

Political Theory Foundation (3 credits)


Take one of the following two courses; the other course may count as an elective for the major:

American Government Foundation (3 credits)


Every major will take the following course:

International Relations and Comparative Politics Foundation (3 credits)


Take one of the following two courses; the other course may count as an elective for the major:

Skills for Success (7 credits)


Every major will take the following three courses:

Electives (18 credits)


In addition to the required courses listed above, majors will take six additional Political Science courses at the 200-level or above.

Concentrations


The major does not require a concentration.  Majors in Political Science may, however, take either or two concentrations:  Political Science, American Government and Public Law (B.A.)   or Political Science, International Relations and Comparative Politics Concentration (B.A.) .  To complete a concentration, four of the six electives for the major (12 out of the 18 elective credits) must be taken from the list of courses for the concentration chosen.