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Political Science (POLSC) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 2003

Political Science (POLSC) - Archive

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

The discipline of political science consists of different related subfields such as American government, international relations, public policy and administration, the study of how governments accomplish objectives, and comparative politics, the study of foreign government. The major offers students the opportunity to take course work in most subfields as well as seek practical experience through an internship. All students are encouraged to develop research and writing and statistical skills. Many students have continued their education in law or graduate school.

For the B.A. degree in Political Science, a minimum of 124 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

TO VIEW THE Political Science Minor (POLSC)

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 selection)

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

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 19 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

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
PL SC 001 GS(3), PL SC 003 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30 credits)
INTST 100 GS;GI(3) or PL SC 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 27 credits from the following four groups (at least 12 credits at the 400 level; an additional 15 credits including at least 3 credits from each of the following groups):
1. American Government:
PL SC 002 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
PL SC 130(3) (Sem: 3-6)
POLSC 401(3), POLSC 404(3), POLSC 408(3) (Sem: 5-8)
2. Comparative Politics:
PL SC 020(3), PL SC 022 DF(3), POLSC 123 GS;DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
POLSC 305(3) (Sem: 1-5)
POLSC 421(3), POLSC 423(3) (Sem: 5-8)
3. International Politics:
POLSC 132 GS;GI(3) (Sem: 3-6)
INTST 400W(3), POLSC 424W(3), POLSC 428(3) (Sem: 5-8)
4. Policy and Law:
POLSC 306(3) (Sem: 3-8)
POLSC 406(3), POLSC 407(3), POLSC 471(3), POLSC 472(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-01-057

Review Date: 11/19/02

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