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Bachelor of Arts Political Science - Columbus State University

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Bachelor of Arts Political Science

College of Letters and Sciences
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Letters and Sciences and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 1125/ITDS 1779/ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/ LEAD 1705/ LIBR 1105/ POLS 2401/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001 or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ITDS 2125/PHIL 2010
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ ITDS 1145*/ MUSC 1100/ THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Tech. Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215K (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225K (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/ 1301L; GEOG 2215; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2500; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/ PHIL 2030/ PSYC 1101/ SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ ENGL 2136/ GEOG 1101/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
STAT 1127 Introductory Statistics
PHIL 2020 Critical Thinking
Foreign Language 1002
Foreign Language 2001
Select two 1000/2000-level courses from the following group, no more than one from each discipline:

Area G Required Hours: 30
("C" or better required in each course)
POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 2201 State and Local Government
POLS 3115 Methods of Political Analysis
Select two of the following theory courses:
POLS 3136 Theories of Racism
POLS 3133 Intro Political Theory
POLS 3134 Feminist Political Thought
POLS 3137 American Political Thought
POLS 3138 Contemporary Political Thought
POLS 3139 Asian Political Thought
Select two of the following American studies courses:
POLS 3127 The Presidency
POLS 3128 The Legislative Process
POLS 3129 Judicial Process
POLS 3161 American Constitutional Law
POLS 3195 River Politics
POLS 3165 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
POLS 3256 Politics in Film
POLS 3135 Religion and Politics
Take the followingcomparative governmentcourse:
POLS 3141 Comparative Politics (maybe taken a maximum of three times for credit)
Select one of the following international relations courses:
POLS 4155 International Relations
POLS 4166 International Law and Organizations
POLS 4176 American Foreign Policy
POLS 4177 American Defense Policy
POLS 4178 U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia
Choose one of the following Public Policy/Public Administration courses:
POLS 3185 Public Administration
POLS 4175 Public Policy

Area H Required Hours: 21
("C" or better required in each course)
Select 21 hours from the following:
Any POLS courses listed but not applied in Area G
POLS 2305 Workshop in International Organizations
POLS 2401 Global Issues
POLS 2555 Selected Topics in Politics
POLS 3117 Conflict Resolution
POLS 3155 Law School: Methods and Tactics
POLS 3555 Selected Topics in Political Science
POLS 4698 Internships
POLS 4899 Directed Study ( may not substitute for any required POLS course)

Area I Required Hours: 9
Non-POLS electives, 1000-4000 level.

Total Hours Required: 123

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