2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Socology, Political Science, Native American Studies and Environmental Studies, cont'd

Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Political Science
Teaching Licensure Option

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
The following General Education courses also satisfy requirements in the major:  PSCI 220, PSCI 210, and PSCI 230.  Please refer to the General Education requirements (see page 73).
31
Professional Core (see page 272) 34-36
Required Courses
EDU 497A Methods:  5-12 Social Studies 2
*PSCI 210 Introduction to American Government 3
*PSCI 220 Introduction to Comparative Government 3
*PSCI 230 Introduction to International Relations 3
PSCI 240 Introduction to Public Administration 3
PSCI 260 Introduction to State and Local Government 3
PSCI 342 Media, Public Opinion, Polling 3
Total 20
Restricted Electives
Choose two courses each from two of the four areas of concentration, or one course from each area of concentration.  Nine of the 12 credits in Restricted Electives must be upper division.
Area 1:  Theory, Comparative Government and Foreign Policy
PSCI 333 Comparative Government 3
PSCI 335 American Foreign Policy 3
PSCI 351 Political Philosophy 3
Area 2:  The Legal System
NASX 379 Federal Indian Law 3
PSCI 472/POLS 523 Constitutional Law:  Civil Liberties 3
PSCI 473/POLS 527 Constitutional Law:  Powers and Structures 3
Area 3:  U.S. Government
PSCI 215 Introduction to Political Parties & Elections 3
PSCI 218 Introduction to American Presidency 3
PSCI 347 United States Congress 3
PSCI 365 Public Policy Issues and Analysis 3
PSCI 370 Courts and Judicial Politics 3
Area 4:  Public Administration
PSCI 459/557 Public Budgeting & Finance 3
PSCI 464/POLS 562 Local Government Administration 3
PSCI 469/POLS 560 Ethics and Public Policy 3
Other Courses which may be used to satisfy Restricted Electives:
PSCI 491/POLS 580 Special Topics 3
PSCI 492 Independent Study 1-5
PSCI 494 Seminar/Workshop 1-3
PSCI 498 Internship/Cooperative Education 1-12
Total Restricted Electives 12
Total minimum credits required for major 66-69
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Unrestricted Electives 25
Total minimum credits required for degree 128

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

 

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Science Major in Political Science
Teaching Licensure Option

 

 

Please see the department for an up-to-date plan of study.

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