Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and History
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Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and History

(For this example, POGO was declared first so the Social Science Gen Ed. is followed.)

(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
AUCA3
HIS 100, Civilization since 1500, or HIS 101, Civilization to 16503
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
Humanities Elec. (Lit., For. Lang., PHI)3
POL 200W, Politics, or POL Area 1 elective3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I (FIG with HIS 131)3
HIS 131, The United States since the Civil War (FIG with WRT 110)4
CS 110, Introduction to Computers, CS 111, Programming Foundations, or InfoTech lit course3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL 200W, Politics, or POL Area 1 elective3
HIS 130, The United States to the Civil War3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
Lab Science4
AUCW3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL 201, Conduct of Political Inquiry4
HIS 131, The United States Since the Civil War Era3
AUCC (from diversity list)3
Social Science (EC, PSY, or SOC)3
HIS 241W, History as Detection: Workshop3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL Area 2 elective3
POL Area 3 elective3
AUCT (but not AUCT 150)4
HIS elective in concentration3
HIS elective outside concentration3
Total Credits = 16

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL Area 4 elective3
POL free elective (W course)3
Soc. Sci. Elec. (EC, PSY, or SOC)3
HIS elective in concentration3
HIS free elective3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
POL 400, Capstone Seminar3
POL free elective3
HIS elective in Concentration3
HIS 441W, Making History3
Total Credits = 12

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
POL free elective3
POL free elective3
ART, CIN, DRA, or HLM 1003
HIS 341, Independent Study in History3
HIS free elective3
Total Credits = 15

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

HISTORY COMMENTS:

Students double-majoring in History and POGO should consult closely and regularly with their advisors in each Department to make sure that their schedules are well-coordinated, especially for required courses that are only offered once a year, such as HIS 241W and 441W.