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Political Science (PL SC) - Archive

ARCHIVED FILE (major and minor separated November 2001)
Begin Date: Fall Semester 1999
End Date: program current

Political Science (PL SC) - Archive

PROFESSOR FRANK BAUMGARTNER, Head

The Political Science major offers the student an opportunity to understand not only American federal, state, and local governments, but also the political systems of other nations and the philosophies that underlie them. Courses are offered in American, comparative, and international politics, and in political theory and methodology. Internship opportunities are available.

For the B.A. degree in Political Science, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR: Students must take a total of 18 credits (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in Political Science, including one course in each of the following areas: American, Comparative, International Relations, and Theory. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selections, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selections, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR )

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits[1]

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (36 credits)
(In meeting these requirements, students must take at least one course at any level from the four fields offered in the department: Political Theory/Methodology, American Politics/Public Administration, Comparative Politics, and International Relations)
Select 12 credits from below the 400 level (Sem: 1-6)
Select 15 credits from the 400 level and above in political science (Sem: 3-8)
Select 9 credits in political science or in related disciplines from departmental list of approved courses. Substitutions may be made with the written permission of the faculty advisor. (Sem: 3-8)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-01-056

Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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