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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies

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  • Course description
    The curriculum in political science is directed toward an understanding of national and international governmental studies with particular emphasis on preparing students for graduate school, the study of law, and responsibilities in politics, administration, education, and public organizations.
    • PSI 1101 - Introduction to Political Science
    • Two hours of Independent Studies 
    Two courses from Political Inquiry:
    • PSI 1111 - Classical Political Thought  or
    • PSI 1112 - Modern Political Thought
    • PSI 4492 - Senior Seminar
       
    Students must take a total of seven courses from the two groups below:
    Three courses from American Politics:
    • PSI 2201 - American Political Institutions
    • PSI 2202 - State and Local Government
    • PSI 2207 - American Public Policy
    • PSI 2215 - Environmental Policy
    • PSI 2216 - United States Campaigns and Elections
    • PSI 2222 - Research Methods and Design

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    • PSI 3305 - Public Administration  or
    • BUA 3305 - Public Administration

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    • PSI 3308 - American Constitutional Law
    • PSI 3319 - American Civil Liberties
    Three courses from International Relations/Comparative Politics:
    • PSI 2203 - International Law and Organization
    • PSI 2204 - Approaches to International Relations
    • PSI 2213 - Comparative Politics of Western European Polities: The United Kingdom, France, and Germany
    • PSI 3307 - U.S. Foreign Policy

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    • PSI 3310 - Politics of Developing Areas  or
    • CCS 3310 - The Politics of Developing Areas

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    • PSI 3317 - Comparative Politics of Communist and Post Communist Political Systems  or
    • CCS 3317 - Comparative Politics of Communist and Post-Communist Political Systems

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    • PSI 3333 - Conflict Resolution, Peacemaking, and Peacekeeping in Post-Cold War World or
    • CCS 3333 - Conflict Resolution, Peacemaking, and Peacekeeping in Post-Cold War World
    Recommended:
    Computer Science
    Economics
    History
    Literature
    Philosophy
    Psychology
    Social Work
    Suggested First-Year Schedule:
    • PSI 1101 - Introduction to Political Science
    One course from:
    English Composition (based on placement)
    First Year Seminar
    Foreign Language
    Two General Education requirements
    Physical Education Activity or Military Science
    Total Program Hours: 42

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