Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and Sociology
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Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and Sociology

 (Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
DIA 100, Dialogue1
POL 110, Power and Politics in America, POL 120, Comparative Politics, or POL 130, International Politics3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
M 114, Everyday Statistics3
For. Lang. 110 or Diversity course3
SOC 110, Introduction to Sociology3
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
AUCW3
POL 200W, Politics, or POL Area 1 elective3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
AUCT (not AUCT 150)4
For. Lang. 111 or humanities elective3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL 200W, Politics, or POL Area 1 elective3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
Lab Science4
AUCA3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL 201, Conduct of Political Inquiry, or SOC 242, Methods of Social Research4
ART, CIN, DRA, or HLM 1003
AUCC 3
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
Info. Tech. Lit. course3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL Area 2 elective3
POL W course (332W, 340W, 341W, 342W, 343W, 353W)3
Humanities elective3
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
SOC 340, Sociological Theory3
Total Credits = 15

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL Area 3 elective3
POL free elective3
SOC 343, Statistical Analysis4
SOC elective (Advanced level)3
AUCA3
Total Credits = 16

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL 400, Capstone Seminar3
POL Area 4 elective3
SOC elective (Advanced Level)3
Social Science (EC or PSY)3
Elective3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL free elective3
POL free elective3
SOC 418W, Senior Practicum4
SOC free elective3
Elective3
Total Credits = 16

The Politics and Government major requires a total of 37 credits including four courses (POL 110, 120 or 130, POL 200W, POL 201 and POL 400) as well as 24 addition POL elective credits.  Majors must take POL elective credits in four of the five POL areas and at least 15 of the 24 elective credits must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

POL Elective Areas:

American Politics and Government (APG): POL 210, 213, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 419

Comparative Politics and Government (CPG): POL 222, 225, 321, 322, 323, 324, 421, 429

International Politics (IP): POL 231, 330, 331, 332W, 429

Political Theory (PT): POL 240, 340, 341, 342, 343, 449

Law and Politics (LP): POL 250, 351, 353W, 450, 451, 452, 453, 459

Foundation Level Courses (9 credits)

Select three courses from the following:

SOC 225          Women’s and Gay Rights Social Movements
SOC 271          Deviance
SOC 315          Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
SOC 326          Sexuality and Social Conflict
SOC 328          Society and the Individual
SOC 351          Health and Illness
SOC 363          Urban Sociology
SOC 364          Collective Behavior and Social Movements
SOC 366          Work and Leisure
SOC 375          Social Control
SOC 377          Contemporary Studies in Sociology
SOC 382          Race and Ethnic Relations

Advanced Level Courses (6 credits)

Select two courses from the following:

SOC 419          Applied Research Internship
SOC 420          Social Relations
SOC 424          Political Sociology
SOC 444          Social Research and Social Policy
SOC 445          Applied Research Thesis
SOC 456          Social Welfare
SOC 460          Social Inequality
SOC 463          Social Change
SOC 477          Advanced Studies in Sociology