PL SC ~ Honors/Paterno Fellows Program

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National GovernmentNotes for: PL SC 001

PL SC 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 137H - Rhetoric and Civic Life INotes for: CAS 137H

CAS 137H

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 137H - Rhetoric and Civic Life INotes for: ENGL 137H

ENGL 137H

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)Notes for: Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
World Language (level 001)Notes for: World Language

World Language

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 014 - International Relations (IL)Notes for: PL SC 014

PL SC 014

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 138T - Rhetoric and Civic Life IINotes for: CAS 138T

CAS 138T

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 138T - Rhetoric and Civic Life IINotes for: ENGL 138T

ENGL 138T

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)Notes for: Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
World Language (level 002)Notes for: World Language (level 002)

World Language (level 002)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 003 - Introduction to Comparative PoliticsNotes for: PL SC 003

PL SC 003

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PL SC 309 - Quantitative Political AnalysisNotes for: PL SC 309

PL SC 309

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)Notes for: Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
World Language (level 003)Notes for: World Language (level 003)

World Language (level 003)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 007 - Contemporary Political IdeologiesNotes for: PL SC 007

PL SC 007

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 017 - Introduction to Political TheoryNotes for: PL SC 017

PL SC 017

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PL SC 400-levelNotes for: PL SC 400-level

PL SC 400-level

400-level course counts as honors credits in the first 4 semesters
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)Notes for: Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BA Field Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or World LanguageNotes for: BA Field

BA Field

This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 400-levelNotes for: PL SC 400-level

PL SC 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PL SC 300H - Introduction to Independent Thesis ResearchNotes for: PL SC 300H

PL SC 300H

Schedule PL SC 300H in 202 Pond
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)Notes for: Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BA Field Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or World LanguageNotes for: BA Field

BA Field

This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN) Notes for: Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Writing Across the Curriculum (W/Y)/ElectiveNotes for: Writing Across the Curriculum (W/Y)/Elective

Writing Across the Curriculum (W/Y)/Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 400-levelNotes for: PL SC 400-level

PL SC 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PL SC 300H - Introduction to Independent Thesis ResearchNotes for: PL SC 300H

PL SC 300H

Schedule PL SC 300H in 202 Pond
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)Notes for: Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGL 202 A - Effective WritingNotes for: ENGL 202

ENGL 202

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Other Cultures (OC)/ElectiveNotes for: Other Cultures (OC)/Elective

Other Cultures (OC)/Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 400-levelNotes for: PL SC 400-level

PL SC 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PL SC 306H - Senior Thesis Writing WorkshopNotes for: PL SC 306H

PL SC 306H

Schedule PL SC 306H in 202 Pond
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
BA Field Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or World LanguageNotes for: BA Field

BA Field

This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)Notes for: Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)

Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 494H - Independent Study (Thesis)Notes for: PL SC 494H

PL SC 494H

Schedule PL SC 496 in 202 Pond and then work with Schreyer to have the honors "H" added
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PL SC 306H - Senior Thesis Writing WorkshopNotes for: PL SC 306H

PL SC 306H

Schedule PL SC 306H in 202 Pond
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
US Cultures (US)/ElectiveNotes for: US Cultures (US)/Elective

US Cultures (US)/Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

Scheduling patterns for courses may vary according to the semester they are taught. Additionally, general education courses are interchangeable. Students may choose the course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.
 
 
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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)
Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)
Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)
Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
PL SC 400-level
400-level course counts as honors credits in the first 4 semesters
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)
Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
BA Field
This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
PL SC 300H
Schedule PL SC 300H in 202 Pond
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)
Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
BA Field
This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
PL SC 300H
Schedule PL SC 300H in 202 Pond
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)
Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
PL SC 306H
Schedule PL SC 306H in 202 Pond
BA Field
This requirement cannot be fulfilled by courses offered in a student's primary major, and cannot double count to meet General Education requirements. World language credits for this requirement must be in a second world language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first world language.
Honors Course (GA, GH, or GS)
Total required for each category is 6 credits GA, 6 credits GH, and 6 credits GS
PL SC 494H
Schedule PL SC 496 in 202 Pond and then work with Schreyer to have the honors "H" added
PL SC 306H
Schedule PL SC 306H in 202 Pond