Political Science (PLSCA) - Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Date Fall 2008

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)

ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)

or ENGL 030 - Freshman Composition Honors (GWS)

ENGL 030 - Freshman Composition Honors (GWS)

3.0
PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)Notes for: PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3.0
Foreign LanguageNotes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Requires foreign language at the 12th credit level.
4.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

3.0
PL SC 014 - International Relations (GS;IL)Notes for: PL SC 014 - International Relations (GS;IL)

PL SC 014 - International Relations (GS;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Foreign LanguageNotes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Requires foreign language at the 12th credit level.
4.0
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Foreign LanguageNotes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Requires foreign language at the 12th credit level.
4.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3.0
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3.0
PL SC 003 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (GS)Notes for: PL SC 003 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (GS)

PL SC 003 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PL SC 020 - Comparative Politics of Western Europe (GS)Notes for: PL SC 020 - Comparative Politics of Western Europe (GS)

PL SC 020 - Comparative Politics of Western Europe (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202 - Effective Writing (GWS)

ENGL 202 (GWS)

3.0
PL SC 007 - Contemporary Political IdeologiesNotes for: PL SC 007

PL SC 007

PL SC 007 is typically offered spring semester.
or 400-level PL SC or PUBPL course

400-level PL SC or PUBPL course

3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC 017W - Introduction to Political TheoryNotes for: PL SC 017W - Introduction to Political Theory

PL SC 017W - Introduction to Political Theory

PL SC 017W is typically offered fall semester.
or 400-level PL SC or PUBPL course

400-level PL SC or PUBPL course

3.0
Bachelor of Arts Degree RequirementNotes for: Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement

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.
3.0
400-level PL SC or PUBPL courseNotes for: 400-level PL SC or PUBPL course

400-level PL SC or PUBPL course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
400-level PL SC or PUBPL courseNotes for: 400-level PL SC or PUBPL course

400-level PL SC or PUBPL course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3.0
Bachelor of Arts Other Cultures Requirement or Elective

Bachelor of Arts Other Cultures Requirement or Elective

3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
400-level PL SC or PUBPL courses or courses in related disciplines, including 300-level PUBPL coursesNotes for: 400-level PL SC or PUBPL courses or courses in related disciplines, including 300-level PUBPL courses

400-level PL SC or PUBPL courses or courses in related disciplines, including 300-level PUBPL courses

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
400-level PL SC or PUBPL courses or courses in related disciplines, including 300-level PUBPL coursesNotes for: 400-level PL SC or PUBPL courses or courses in related disciplines, including 300-level PUBPL courses

400-level PL SC or PUBPL courses or courses in related disciplines, including 300-level PUBPL courses

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Bachelor of Arts Degree RequirementNotes for: Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement

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.
3.0
Elective

Elective

5.0
Total credits 14.0

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PL SC, PUBPL, or related discipline coursesNotes for: PL SC, PUBPL, or related discipline courses

PL SC, PUBPL, or related discipline courses

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6.0
Bachelor of Arts Degree RequirementNotes for: Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement

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.
3.0
Elective

Elective

6.0
Total credits 15.0

Additional Notes

Advising Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes

Students must complete at least 15 credits of 400-level courses

Note: The Writing requirement for PL SC may be met by taking either PL SC 017W or PUBPL 304W.

Concurrent majors in Political Science and Public Policy are not permitted.

Students must complete a 3-credit course in “United States Cultures (US)” and a 3-credit course in “International Cultures (IL).”

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

Foreign Language
Requires foreign language at the 12th credit level.
Foreign Language
Requires foreign language at the 12th credit level.
Foreign Language
Requires foreign language at the 12th credit level.
PL SC 007
PL SC 007 is typically offered spring semester.
PL SC 017W - Introduction to Political Theory
PL SC 017W is typically offered fall semester.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement
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.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement
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.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirement
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.