Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Political Science


2010-2012 Catalog

Political Science

Faculty Top of Page

Khalil Dokhanchi, Professor
Gloria I. Toivola, Professor

Political Science Major Top of Page

A minimum of 24 credits including:

Required courses (nine credits)

POLS 100       The Practice of Politics and Political Science -- 3 credits
POLS 296       Research Design -- 3 credits
POLS 499       Senior Seminar -- 3 credits

Students should choose either an American Politics Concentration or a Peace Studies Concentration.

 

--   American Politics Concentration Top of Page

(27 credits)

Required courses (12 credits)

POLS 150       American National Government -- 3 credits
POLS 260       Contemporary Issues in American Politics -- 3 credits
or
FNS 151         Introduction to Tribal Administration -- 3 credits
POLS 330       U.S. State and Local Government -- 3 credits
POLS 175       The Making of the Modern Global System  -- 3 credits

12 credits from the following:

POLS 372       Political Activism and Strategies -- 3 credits
POLS 367       Public Administration  -- 3 credits        
POLS 465       Congress and the Presidency -- 3 credits
LSTU 321       Judicial Process -- 3 credits
or
LSTU 451       Constitutional Law II -- 3 credits
POLS 455       Modern Political Philosophy --  3 credits

3 credits from the following:

POLS 352       Introduction to Peace Studies  -- 3 credits
POLS 356       Reconciliation: Bosnia Case Study -- 3 credits
POLS 431       International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes -- 3 credits        
POLS 476       Theories of World Politics  -- 3 credits
POLS 301       Study Abroad -- 3 credits
POLS 485       Internship -- 3 credits

--   Peace Studies Concentration Top of Page

(27 credits)

Required courses (12 credits)

POLS 101       Introduction to Comparative Political Systems -- 3 credits
POLS 175       The Making of the Modern Global System -- 3 credits
POLS 263       Contemporary Issues in World Politics -- 3 credits
or
FNS 151         Introduction to Tribal Administration  -- 3 credits
POLS 150       American National Government -- 3 credits

12 credits from the following:

POLS 352       Introduction to Peace Studies -- 3 credits
POLS 356       Reconciliation: Bosnia Case Study  -- 3 credits
POLS 372       Political Activism and Strategies -- 3 credits
or                               
POLS 367       Public Administration -- 3 credits
POLS 431       International Law: Human Rights and War Crimes -- 3 credits
POLS 476       Theories of World Politics  -- 3 credits
POLS 455       Modern Political Philosophy  -- 3 credits
POLS 301       Study Abroad  -- 3 credits

Three credits from the following:

POLS 465       Congress and the Presidency -- 3 credits
LSTU 321       Judicial Process -- 3 credits
or
LSTU 451       Constitutional Law II  --  3 credits
POLS 485       Internship -- 3 credits

Political Science Major at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) Top of Page

A minimum of 33 credits in Political Science is required, including the same array of courses for the Political Science major (Liberal Arts) with only four electives from the five categories and with the addition of SSEd 339 Secondary Methods in Social Science Education and those courses required for a Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies (see Secondary Education Certification).

Political Science Minor -- American Politics Top of Page

A minimum of 24 credits including:

Required courses (six credits)                   

POLS 100       The Practice of Politics and Political Science -- 3 credits
POLS 296       Research Design -- 3 credits

Required courses (nine credits)

POLS 150       American National Government -- 3 credits   
POLS 260       Contemporary Issues in American Politics -- 3 credits
or
FNS 151         Introduction to Tribal Administration -- 3 credits
POLS 330       U.S. State and Local Government -- 3 credits

Nine credits from the following:

POLS 372       Political Activism and Strategies -- 3 credits
POLS 367       Public Administration  -- 3 credits
POLS 465       Congress and the Presidency -- 3 credits
LSTU 321       Judicial Process -- 3 credits
or
LSTU 451       Constitutional Law II -- 3 credits
POLS 455       Modern Political Philosophy  -- 3 credits

 

Political Science Minor -- Peace Studies Top of Page

A minimum of 24 credits including:

Required courses (six credits)       

POLS 100       The Practice of Politics and Political Science -- 3 credits
POLS 296       Research Design -- 3 credits

Required courses (nine credits)

POLS 101       Introduction to Comparative Political Systems -- 3 credits
POLS 175       The Making of the Modern Global System -- 3 credits
POLS 263       Contemporary Issues in World Politics  -- 3 credits
or
FNS 151         Introduction to Tribal Administration -- 3 credits

Nine credits from the following:

POLS 352       Introduction to Peace Studies --  3 credits
POLS 356       Reconciliation: Bosnia Case Study -- 3 credits
POLS 372       Political Activism and Strategies -- 3 credits
or
POLS 367       Public Administration -- 3 credits

Foreign language skills are strongly recommended. Students should have at least two years of foreign languages.

Political Science Minor -- Secondary Education Certification Top of Page

A minimum of 24 credits in Political Science is required, including the same array of courses for the Political Science minor (Liberal Arts), with only two elective courses and with the addition of SSEd 339 Secondary Methods in Social Science Education, and those courses required for a Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies (see Secondary Education Certification).

Broad Field Social Studies Major -- Political Science Concentration Top of Page

Students interested in teaching Political Science at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) are encouraged to consider the Broad Field Social Studies Major with a Political Science Concentration. Broad Field Social Studies is a comprehensive inter-disciplinary major designed specifically for students who intend to teach within the social studies disciplines at the secondary level. For more information, see the Broad Field Social Studies section of this catalog.


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