The Political Science Program consists of 30 semester hours which must include American National Government (POL 112), Statistics (SSD 215), International Relations (POL 213), Research Methods (POL 217), Political Theory (POL 316), and Comparative Politics (POL 442). Introduction to Political Science (POL 111) is suggested, though not required.

All courses except POL 111, 112, 211, SSD 215, and POL 217 will normally be offered on an alternate year basis unless demand justifies shorter intervals. Freshmen may take POL 111 and 112.

Suggested Course Sequence for Political Science Program

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours  
     
   
Freshman
     
     
    POL 111
Introduction to Political Science
3
   
     
    POL 112
American National Government
3
   
     
   
Sophomore
     
     
    POL 211
African-American Politics
3
   
     
    POL 213
International Relations
3
   
     
    SSD 215
Foundations in Statistical Thinking
3
   
     
   
Junior and Senior
     
     
    POL 316
Political Theory
3
   
     
    POL 442
Comparative Politics
3
   
     
   
Electives for Juniors and Seniors
     
     
    POL 214
American Foreign Policy
3
   
     
    POL 216
Conflict and Change: Global Issues
3
   
     
    POL 311
Urban Politics
3
   
     
    POL 312
Political Parties and Pressure Groups
3
   
     
    POL 313B
Internships
3
   
     
    POL 313C
Selected Topics
3
   
     
    POL 313D
Introduction to Law and Jurisprudence
3
   
     
    POL 313E
Pre-Law Seminar
3
   
     
    POL 314
Public Administration
3
   
     
    POL 315
Public Policy
3
   
     
    POL 319
Latin American Government
3
   
     
    POL 321
Contemporary Political Ideology
3
   
     
    SSD 329
Applied Statistics in Social Science Research
3
   
     
    POL 441
Constitutional Law
3
   
     
    POL 443
African Politics
3
   
     
    POL 444
Constitutional Law II
3
   

International Studies Emphasis

The International Studies emphasis is designed to promote global awareness, acquaint students with major international issues and the international organizations designed to address these issues, strengthen foreign languages skills, facilitate study abroad experiences, and encourage students to pursue advanced study leading to internationally oriented careers.

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours    
     
   
Tier I (12 hours - required)
     
     
    SPA 311
Special Topics (or FRE 311)
3
   
     
    FRE 311
Special Topics (or SPA 311)
3
   
     
    POL 213
International Relations
3
   
     
    SSD 345
International Experience
3
   
     
    SSD 445
Seminar in International Studies
3
   
     
   
Tier II (6 hours - any two course)
     
     
    HIS 131
World History I
3
   
     
    HIS 132
World History II
3
   
     
    SSD 245
Introduction to World Geography
3
   
     
    SOC 112
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3
   
     
    ECO 413
Economics of Development
3
   
     
   
Tier III (3 hours - any one course)
     
     
    ART 121
Art History I
3
   
     
    ART 122
Art History II
3
   
     
    ECO 325
International Economics
3
   
     
    HUM 211
Arts & Ideas I
3
   
     
    HUM 212
Arts & Ideas II
3
   
     
    HIS 130
Topics in African History
3
   
     
    HIS 315
Topics in European History
3
   
     
    HIS 319
Latin American History
3
   
     
    HIS 321
Topics in African History
3
   
     
    POL 214
American Foreign Policy
3
   
     
    POL 216
Conflict and Change: Global Issues
3
   
     
    POL 319
Latin American Government
3
   
     
    POL 322
Seminar on Politics of Developing Nations
3
   
     
    POL 442
Comparative Politics
3
   
     
    POL 443
African Politics
3
   
     
    SOC 320
Population and Environment
3