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Suggested Program of Study

Listed below are the major requirements (15 HRS) and electives (18 HRS). If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information below, please contact us at polysci@apsu.edu

 

Listing of Courses Required or Recommended by the Department 


  • MATH 1530 - Elements of Statistics 3 is recommended, but not required.

Lower Division Major Requirements: 9 Credit Hours


  • POLS 2010 - American National Government 3
  • POLS 2040 - Introduction to Public Policy 3
  • POLS 2070 - International Politics 3

Upper Division Major Requirements: 6 Credit Hours


  • POLS 3000 - Foundations of Political Theory 3
  • POLS 3760 - Methods of Research 3

Major Electives: 18 Credit Hours

(Students may choose any 6 courses from the list below.)


  • POLS 3010 - Comparative Politics 3
  • POLS 3020 - American Foreign Policy 3
  • POLS 3040 - U.S. Defense Policy 3
  • POLS 3060 - Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 3
  • POLS 3070 - Theories of International Relations 3
  • POLS 3090 - The United Nations 3
  • POLS 3110 - British Politics and Government 3
  • POLS 3120 - European Politics 3
  • POLS 3140 - Latin American Politics 3
  • POLS 3160 - African Politics 3
  • POLS 3180 - Middle East Politics 3
  • POLS 3190 - Russian Politics and Government 3
  • POLS 3200 - Politics and Government in China 3
  • POLS 3300 - International Political Economy 3
  • POLS 4010 - Contemporary Political Ideas 3
  • POLS 4040 - Women and Politics 3
  • POLS 4050 - Health Care Policy in the U.S. 3
  • POLS 4070 - Politics in American States 3
  • POLS 4080 - Urban Politics 3
  • POLS 4130 - Political Parties and Interest Groups 3
  • POLS 4170 - Power, Morality, International Relations 3
  • POLS 4200 - The American Presidency 3
  • POLS 4210 - Legislative Process and Behavior 3
  • POLS 4220 - Political Leadership 3
  • POLS 4300 - Judicial Politics and Behavior 3
  • POLS 4310 - American Constitutional Law I 3
  • POLS 4320 - American Constitutional Law II 3
  • POLS 4330 - Women and the Law 3
  • POLS 4340 - Family Law 3
  • POLS 4360 - Legal Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution- 3
  • POLS 4370 - Juvenile Law 3
  • POLS 4380 - Constitutional Analysis 3
  • POLS 4400 - Politics and Mass Media 3
  • POLS 4510 - Communication and Public Opinion 3
  • POLS 451A - Selected Topics in Political Science 3
  • POLS 451B - Selected Topics in Political Science 3
  • POLS 451C - Selected Topics in Political Science 3

Professional Courses


These courses are offered for the advanced political science major and are available with permission of the instructor. POLS 4540 , POLS 455A , POLS 455B , POLS 455C  do not count toward the major.

  • POLS 453A - Problems in Political Science 3
  • POLS 453B - Problems in Political Science 3
  • POLS 453C - Problems in Political Science 3
  • POLS 4540 - Legislative Internship Program 15
  • POLS 455A - Government Internship 3
  • POLS 455B - Government Internship 6
  • POLS 455C - Government Internship 9