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Political Science

Political Science - BA

This major requires a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

128 semester hours

Total number of hours (not including prerequisites) in major:

39 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

24 semester hours

Suggested sequence of courses for Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

 

PSYC course

3 hrs

Fine Arts

3 hrs

 

ECON course

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

POLS 1311

3 hrs

 

POLS 1312

3 hrs

TOTAL

15 hrs

 

TOTAL

15 hrs

Total

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Natural science

3 hrs

Foreign language

4 hrs

 

Foreign language

4 hrs

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

SOCI course

3 hrs

POLS 2304

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

TOTAL

17 hrs

 

TOTAL

16 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

POLS (Adv)

3 hrs

 

POLS (Adv)

3 hrs

POLS

3 hrs

 

POLS

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Minor

3 hrs

TOTAL

15 hrs

 

TOTAL

15 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

POLS (Adv)

3 hrs

 

POLS 5316

3 hrs

POLS (Adv)

3 hrs

 

Minor/Elective

3 hrs

Minor/Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Minor

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

2 hrs

TOTAL

18 hrs

 

TOTAL

17 hrs

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours

Integrative summative experience:

Successful completion of POLS 5316 Practicum in Political Science

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

The political science faculty will require a formal paper in an advanced course that demonstrates the use of e-mail, computerized library research, databases, the internet and WebCT, if applicable

Foreign language requirement:

Two semesters of the same foreign language

Acceptable minor fields:

Sociology, History, Philosophy, Mexican American Studies or a discipline approved by the political science faculty

Social Studies (with a core in Political Science) - BA

This major does not require a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

128 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

36 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

18 semester hours

Suggested Sequence of Courses for Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies – Core: Political Science

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

MATH 1301 or higher

3 hrs

 

PSYC course

3 hrs

Fine Arts course

3 hrs

 

ECON course

3 hrs

HIST 1301

3 hrs

 

HIST 1302

3 hrs

POLS 1311

3 hrs

 

POLS 1312

3 hrs

TOTAL

15 hrs

 

TOTAL

15 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

Natural science w/lab

4 hrs

 

Natural science

3 hrs

Foreign language

4 hrs

 

Foreign language

4 hrs

Sophomore literature

3 hrs

 

RLST course

3 hrs

PHIL 2321

3 hrs

 

SOCI course

3 hrs

POLS 2304

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

TOTAL

17 hrs

 

TOTAL

16 hrs

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

POLS 4350

3 hrs

 

POLS 3302

3 hrs

POLS

3 hrs

 

POLS 4351

3 hrs

*Supporting work

3 hrs

 

*Supporting work

3 hrs

*Supporting work

3 hrs

 

*Supporting work

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

TOTAL

15 hrs

 

TOTAL

15 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

POLS 5309

3 hrs

 

POLS 5316

3 hrs

POLS

3 hrs

 

POLS

3 hrs

*Supporting work (Adv)

3 hrs

 

*Supporting work (Adv)

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

2 hrs

TOTAL

18 hrs

 

TOTAL

17 hrs

*Supporting Work: 18 semester hours (6 advanced) from History (HIST), Sociology (SOCI), Economics (ECON), Geography (GEOG) and Political Science (POLS) courses.

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Integrative summative experience:

A comprehensive written exam is required in which seniors will demonstrate a well-rounded knowledge of the major

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

The Political Science faculty will require a formal paper in an advanced course that demonstrates the use of e-mail, computerized library research, databases, the internet and WebCT, if applicable

Foreign language requirement:

Two semesters of the same foreign language

Acceptable minor fields:

Minor not required

Social Studies - Political Science - Bachelor of Applied Studies

Available only to transfer students. This major must have an approved technical field (18-30 semester hours) completed at a community college prior to admission to OLLU. Degree map will be available upon admission to OLLU.

This major requires a technical field.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

128 semester hours

Total number of hours (not including prerequisites) in major:

39 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

24 semester hours

Suggested sequence of courses for Bachelor of Applied Studies in Social Studies (core: Political Science)

Junior Year

Fall Spring

Elective (POLS 1310)

3 hrs

 

Elective (POLS 1312)

3 hrs

Elective (POLS 2304)

3 hrs

 

Elective (HIST 1302)

3 hrs

Elective (HIST 1301)

3 hrs

 

Supporting work

3 hrs

*Supporting work

3 hrs

 

POLS (Adv)

3 hrs

POLS (Adv)

3 hrs

 

POLS (Adv)

3 hrs

TOTAL

15 hrs

 

TOTAL

15 hrs

Total

15 hrs

Senior Year

Fall Spring

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

Elective

3 hrs

 

Elective

3 hrs

*Supporting work

3 hrs

 

*Supporting work

3 hrs

Elective/POLS

3 hrs

 

Elective/POLS

3 hrs

*Advanced supporting work

3 hrs

 

*Advanced supporting work

3 hrs

POLS (Adv)

3 hrs

 

POLS 5316

3 hrs

TOTAL

18 hrs

 

TOTAL

18 hrs

*Supporting Work: 18 semester hours (6 advanced) from History (HIST), Sociology (SOCI), Economics (ECON), Geography (GEOG), and Political Science (POLS) courses including at least 3 semester hours from History (HIST), Sociology (SOCI), Economics (ECON), and Geography (GEOG).

NOTE: Transfer students must successfully complete the General Education requirements set forth in the Undergraduate Catalog.

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours

Integrative summative experience:

Successful completion of POLS 5316 Practicum in Political Science

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

The political science faculty will require a formal paper in an advanced course that demonstrates the use of e-mail, computerized library research, databases, the internet and WebCT, if applicable

Foreign language requirement:

Two semesters of the same foreign language

Acceptable minor fields:

Sociology, History, Philosophy, Mexican American Studies or a discipline approved by the political science faculty

Political Science Teacher Certification

Liberal Studies for Grades 4-8 Social Studies Certification

See requirements under Liberal Studies Teacher Certification Trac

Minor in Political Science

Total number of hours required:

21 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required:

12 semester hours

Required courses (not including prerequisites) in minor:

POLS 1311

American-Texas Government and Politics I

POLS 1312

American-Texas Government and Politics II

POLS 2304

Introduction to Political Science

12 additional semester hours (advanced)