2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science Comprehensive Major, 55-58 hours: B.S.—No Minor Required

Areas of Emphasis: Public Administration, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Global Affairs

CIP: 451001

Political Science: Public Administration Emphasis, 55 hours

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)

Must include the following:

MATH 17114General Statistics

3

Required Courses

POLS 34210Exploring Politics

3

POLS 34321American Federalism

3

POLS 34332Principles of Public Administration

3

POLS 34435Public Management

3

POLS 34490Senior Seminar

1

POLS 34502Public Policy

3

One course each from Core A, B, D, and E not included above

12

Twenty-seven hours of electives selected from the following:

POLS 34495Internship in Political Science

1 to 6

Political Science Electives/Approved Electives

21 to 27

Note: POLS 34495, if taken, should be taken for no less than 3 hours.  Also, no more than nine hours of electives may come from disciplines outside Political Science.

Political Science: Criminal Justice and Criminology Emphasis, 58 hours

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)

Must include the following:

SOC 35101General Sociology

3

MATH 17114General Statistics

3

Required Courses

POLS 34210Exploring Politics

3

POLS 34205Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

POLS 34315Juvenile Justice System in America

3

POLS 34321American Federalism

3

POLS 34332Principles of Public Administration

3

POLS 34338Rights of the Accused

3

POLS 34490Senior Seminar

1

One course each from Core A, B, D, and E not included above

12

Political Science Electives

9

SOC 35240Introduction to Corrections

3

SOC 35375Police and Society

3

SOC 35321Criminology

3

ENGL 10315Writing for the Professions

3

Choose 6 hours from two of the four groups below:

Note: No more than 3 hours are allowed from a single area.

Group 1: Crisis Response

SOSC 36301Introduction to Disaster Response and Recovery

3

COM 29420Crisis Communication

1 to 3

SOSC 36450Homeland Security and Defense

3

Note: COM 29420, if chosen, should be taken for 3 hours.

Group 2: Society

SOC 35230Social Problems

3

SOC 35316Urban Sociology

3

SOC 35320Delinquency

3

SOC 35323Deviant Behavior

3

SOC 35337Race and Ethnic Issues in Modern Society

3

PSYC 08365Social Psychology

3

SCGD 68520Drug Prevention and Education in Schools

3

Group 3: Psychological Foundations

PSYC 08223Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 08333Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 08353Psychology of Race and Gender

3

PSYC 08315Psychology of Groups and Teams

3

PSYC 08438Principles of Counseling

3

PSYC 08344Drugs, Brain, and Behavior

3

Group 4: Geography

GEOG 32201Maps and Map Interpretation

3

GEOG 32365Geographic Information Systems

3

GEOG 32522Urban Geography

3

Political Science: Global Affairs Emphasis, 58 hours

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)

Must include the following:

SOC 35101General Sociology

3

MATH 17114General Statistics

3

 

PHIL 39171Introduction to Philosophy

3

OR

HUM 26102Western Civilization I: The Ancient World to 1500

3

OR

HUM 26103Western Civilization II: 1500 to the Present

3

 

HUM 26104The Eastern World

3

OR

POLS 34105The African World

3

Required Courses

POLS 34210Exploring Politics

3

All courses in Core B

12

One course each from Core A, C, D, and E

12

POLS 34320Politics and Propaganda in Film

3

POLS 34490Senior Seminar

1

POLS 34524Minority, Gender, and Sexual Politics

3

Political Science Electives

6

Advisor-approved electives

9

Choose one course from each of the three groups below:

Group 1: Western/Developed World

HIST 33310France Since Louis XIV

3

HIST 33389Early Modern Europe: The West Meets the World

3

HIST 33510History of Russia

3

HIST 33517England: From Stonehenge to Versailles

3

HIST 33521History of Germany Since 1648

3

HIST 33565The History of American Foreign Relations

3

HIST 33589Europe in the Age of Nationalism

3

Group 2: Non-Western/Developing World

HUM 26105Information Technology and Culture

3

HIST 33370History of the Near and Middle East

3

HIST 33375History of Latin America

3

HIST 33386The Pacific Rim

3

HIST 33380Humanitarian Crises of the Modern World

3

Group 3: Geography

GEOG 32340Geography of North America

3

GEOG 32441Geography of Europe

3

GEOG 32442Geography of Asia

3

GEOG 32521Political Geography

3

Total Credit Hours: 55-58