Programs of Study in Government & Foreign Affairs

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Government, Concentration in Political Science

Core Curriculum Courses

Credit Hours

POL 1010 - American National Politics and Political Institutions

3

POL 1030 – Western Heritage of Politics I

3

POL 1040 – Western Heritage of Politics II

3

 

Twenty-seven hours selected from upper-level courses in American Government, Political Theory, and Foreign Affairs – at least three hours must be chosen from each subfield

 

 

Six hours of additional upper-level work in Political Science, Economics, or History as approved by advisors.

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts: Major in Government, Concentration in Foreign Affairs

Government Core

Credit Hours

POL 1010 - American National Politics and Political Institutions

3

POL 1030 – Western Heritage of Politics I

3

POL 1040 – Western Heritage of Politics II

3

International Politics Core

Credit Hours

POL 4810 – International Relations

3

POL 4820 – American Foreign Policy

3

Comparative Politics Core

Credit Hours

Nine hours selected from upper division courses in Comparative Government (POL 3050, POL 3060, POL 3070, POL 3080, POL 3090)

9

 

Comparative Government (POL 3050, POL 3060, POL 3070, POL 3080, POL 3090; no one course can be used to fulfill the above requirement and this requirement)

 

Political Theory (POL 4010, POL 4020, POL 4040, POL 4060)

 

Administration of Justice (AJU 3020, AJU 3030)

 

Economics (ECO 3120, ECO 3160, ECO 3250, ECO 4100, ECO 4200)

 

Foreign Studies (FST 4970)

 

History (HIS 3120/4120, HIS 3160/4160, HIS 3170/4170, HIS 3230/4230, HIS 3260/4260, HIS 3270/4270, HIS 3300/4300, HIS 3410/4410, HIS 3420/4420, HIS 3430/4430, HIS 3440/4440, HIS 3450/4450, HIS 3460/4460, HIS 3515/4515, HIS 3520/4520, HIS 3551/4551, HIS 3600/4600, HIS 3640/4640)

 

Religion (REL 3010)

 

Sociology (SOC 3030, SOC 3300, SOC 3400, SOC 3450, SOC 3600, SOC 4100, SOC 4200)\

 

And/or seminars in Political Science, Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, or Sociology as approved by advisors

 

 

Additionally, students pursuing a concentration in Foreign Affairs are required to have completed at least six (6) hours of a foreign language as approved by their advisor – language requirements may be taken either at Wise or at another institution with advisor approval.

 

 

Minor in Government

 

A minor in Government consists of: POL 1010, POL 4010, POL 4020, POL 4810, one upper-level American politics course, one upper-level comparative politics course, and one other upper-level elective course for a total of 21 hours. .

 

 

 

Pre-Law Minor

The pre-law minor is intended to provide its students with a background in the core skills and knowledge essential to acceptance to and success in law school.   Pre-Law Minors are required to complete PHI 1030, POL 1010, POL 3510, BUS 3150, BUS 3160, POL 4720, and POL 4730 for a total of 21 hours.