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Political Science 4 Year Plan

Political Science - Non-Teaching: 4-YEAR PLAN
All Political Science majors require a minor of your choice, which is not included in the plan, but needs to be considered. The Political Science major requires 36 total credit hours, 24 required core and 12 elective credits.


FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester
Choose one or two:
POLS 100 American Government
POLS 141 Governments of the World
POLS 250 World Politics

Spring Semester
Choose one or two:
POLS 100 American Government
POLS 141 Governments of the World
POLS 250 World Politics


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester
Choose one or two:
POLS 100 American Government
POLS 141 Governments of the World
POLS 250 World Politics

Spring Semester
POLS 210 State and Local Government


JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
POLS 400 President and Congress* POLS 411 International Political Economy*

Spring Semester
POLS 461 Early Political Philosophy*
OR
POLS 462 Modern Political Philosophy*
POLS Upper Division Elective**


SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester
SS 350 Introduction to Research Methods*
POLS Upper Division Elective**

Spring Semester
POLS Upper Division Elective** - Choose 2


*May be taken junior or senior year of study.
**Electives have to be distributed among the US Government (Group 1), Comparative and International (Group 2), and Political Philosophy (Group 3) Emphases so that no more than two electives come from any single area of emphasis.



Group 1 - US Government Emphasis
POLS 320 Public Administration – Even Springs
POLS 402 Judicial Process – Every Fall
POLS 417 American Indian Government and Politics – Every Fall
POLS 430 Constitutional Law – Every Spring
POLS 476 South Dakota History, Politics, and Geography – Every Spring
SOC 400 Social Policy – Every Fall

Group 2 - Comparative and International Relations Emphasis
HIST 313 History of the Middle East – Spring 2015
POLS 341 Europe Democratic Government – Spring 2013
POLS 349 Politics of Non-Western Nations – Spring 2014
POLS 418 History of Latin America – Spring 2013
POLS 459 Political Geography
POLS 469 American Foreign Relations – Fall 2013

Group 3 - Political Philosophy Emphasis
POLS 461 Early Political Philosophy – Odd Springs
POLS 462 Modern Political Philosophy – Even Springs
POLS 465 Contemporary Political Thought


* Please refer to the course rotation guide located under the Registration and Records link at www.BHSU.edu to determine when courses are offered.