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POLITICAL SCIENCE-6.A.

General Education Requirements


I. Required Skills and Competencies 16 cr Behavior Choose one
- ENG 106 Writing Intensive First Year Seminar OR - PLS 302 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr)
ENG 110 Advanced Placement writ in^ - .13 crl. - PLS 321 Public Opinion and Political Media (3 cr)
May need ENG 050 Basic Writing first, based an test results - PLS 322 Interest Groups in American Society (3 cr)
HCS 100 lntro t o Human Communication (3 cr) - PLS 323 Campaigns, Elections, and Political Parties (3 cr)
- Mathematical Competency-Required - P U 324 Women in American Politics (3 cr)
MAT 117 Applied Statistics (4 cr) - PLS 325 African American Politics (3 cr)
- HIS 105 World History 1 (3 n)AND
- HIS 106 World History 11 (3 cr) Theory a n d Law Choose one
- PLS 361 Political Theorv from Ancient Times through
. the 19th
II.Categories of Knowledge through the 1 9 t h ~ e n t u r y(3 cr)
A: LogiJNumbers for Rational Thinking (3 cr) - PLS 362 20th Century Political Ideologies (3 cr)
- P U 363 American Political Thought (3 cr)
8: Literary, Artistic & Cultural Traditions (9 cr) - PLS 365 Conrr!tut ooni Law. System 13 c r l he-~ederal
- PLS 366 Constfitut~ona L a w First Amendment Freedoms (3 cr)
- - PLS 367 Conrt~tut#onai ~ a wCrlmlnal Law & Cqual Protect on (3 cr)
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- Major Electives 9 cr
C: Biological & Physical Sciences (9 cr) Students must take nine additional hours of coursework i n Political Sdence.
Contemporary Issuer (PLS291) or a 3 credit hour internship (PLS395) may
also be used t o satisfy this requirement. At leasf six credit hours must be
taken at the 300-level or above.

D: Poiiticai, Economic & Geographic Science (6 cr) Required Allied Fields


- ECO 1 0 1 Principles o f Macroeconomics
- GEO 1 0 1 World Geography OR Economics Reauirement
GEO 103 Geography o f U.S. and Canada - ECO 101 Principles o f Macroeconomics (3 cr) *
E Social & Behavioral Science (6 cr)
- ECO 102 Principles of Microeconamics (3 cr)

- SOC 1 0 1 Introduction t o Sociology


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1111. Library Skills Completed via College/Advanced Writing w r s e
- ECO 113 Principles of Economics (4 cr)
- Any Economics course at or above the 200 ievei (3 cr)
Political Science Core Requirements 18 cr
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each core course Sociology Requirement
PLS 100 U.S. Government and Politics I.3 crl. - SOC l o 1 lntroduction t a sociology (3 cr) *
PLS 1 4 1 Introduction t o International Politics (3 cr)
An additional Sociology course from the following
PLS 201 lntroduction t o Political Science I3 crl
PLS 300 Advanced U.S. Gov't: Institutions and Public Policy (3 crl
- SOC 241, 243, 258, 346, 351, 363. 363, 365, or 425
PLS 301 Political Science Research Methods (3 cr)
MathlComputer Competency
- PLS 399 Senior Seminar (3 cr)
- MAT 117 Applied Statistics (4 crl *
Areas o f Concanmion 12 cr
Choose one course from each of the following concentrations ## B.A. students must satisfy the Novlce level competency in a foreign
language. This is accomplished via 3 years of t h e same language in high
Global Choose one school, an AP score of at least 2, or the completion of a 103 level course.
- PLS 251 introduction t o Comparative Politics (3 cr) Three credits of a foreign language may count under category B.
- PLS 341 International Law & Organization (3 cr)
- PLS 342 American Foreign Policy (3 cr) 'Major requirement fulfills General Education Credits
- PLS 356 Group Mobilization and State Change (3 cr)
- PLS 357 Politics of Developing Regions (3 cr) Free Electives 29 cr

Government C h m one Total Graduation Requirements 1M cr


- PLS 231 State & Local Government (3 cr) ..**.**.*.***. ...................................................
- PLS 271 introduction t o Public Administration (3 cr) GPA Needed to Declare: 2.0
- PLS 3 1 1 The Legislative Process (3 cr)
HelpfulHints for Advising:
- PLS 312 The American Presidency (3 cr)
Year I PLS 100 U.S. Government and Politics
- PLS 313 The Judicial Process (3 cr)
- PLS 331 City Politics and Administration (3 cr)
P U 201 and MAT 117 are prerequisites for PLS 301.
- PLS 332 Federai-State-Local Relations (3 cr)
PLS 301 is a prerequisite for PLS 302.
- PLS 431 Pennsylvania Local Government (3 cr)
PLS 399 can only be taken in the Senior year and only during the fall.

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