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Political Science (B.A.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Program Requirements for 2017-2018 Catalog Year

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The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: Any two introductory Political Science courses with the prefixes of CPO, INR, or POS (6 credits).
    The following are suggested courses:
    CPO 2001 Intro to Comparative Politics (3)
    INR 2005 Peace Conflict Public Sphere (3)
    INR 2015 Global Studies (3)
    POS 2041 American Nat’l Government (3)
    POS 2112 State & Local Govt & Politics (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: (POSXXXX or INRXXXX or CPOXXXX) and (POSXXXX or INRXXXX or CPOXXXX)

  3. Core Courses in the Major (18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    CPO 3003 Comparative Politics (3)
    POS 3272 Politics & the Citizen (3)
    INR 3003 Theories of Int'l Relations (3)
    POS 3043 Amer. Political Institutions (3)
    POS 3703 Intro to Pol Science Research (3)
    POS 4936 Senior Seminar (3)

  4. Concentration Requirements (18 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select one of the following groupings:

    No Concentration Noted on Transcript
    Select 18 credits from the following elective courses. A maximum of six (6) credits can be applied from the “Additional Electives” category.

    CPO 3034 Politics of Developing Nations (3)
    CPO 3143 European Politics (3)
    CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
    CPO 3403 Politics of the Middle East (3)
    CPO 3731 Comparative Democratization (3)
    CPO 3760 Religion & Politics (3)
    CPO 4062 Comparative Judicial Politics (3)
    CPO 4514 Asian Politics (3)
    CPO 4774 The Politics of Extremism (3)
    CPO 4930 Special Topics Comp Politics (3)
    INR 4075 International Human Rights (3)
    INR 4303 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)
    INR 4333 International Security (3)
    INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
    INR 4703 International Political Econ (3)
    INR 4930 Special Topics Intl Relations (3)
    PAD 3810 State & Local Public Admin (3)
    PAD 4232 Grant Writing & Administration (3)
    PAD 4351 Environmental Governance (3)
    PAD 4603 Administrative Law (3)
    POS 3175 Southern Politics & Civ Rights (3)
    POS 3250 Political Communication (3)
    POS 3270 Political Campaigns/Elections (3)
    POS 3283 Judicial Process (3)
    POS 3411 The Modern Presidency (3)
    POS 3424 Legislative Process (3)
    POS 3691 Law, Politics, and Society (3)
    POS 4072 Women in Politics & Govt (3)
    POS 4152 Urban Politics and Problems (3)
    POS 4284 Politics of the Judiciary (3)
    POS 4604 Con Law-Civil Liberties (3)
    POS 4614 Con Law-Institutional Powers (3)
    POS 4931 Spec Topics in Political Sci. (3)
    POT 3003 Political Theorists (3)
    POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
    POT 3303 Ideology & Propaganda (3)
    POT 3501 Politics, Ethics, and Pol Theory (3)
    POT 4204 American Political Thought (3)
    POT 4514 Theories of Political Violence (3)
    POT 4932 Sp Topics -Politics/Humanities (3)
    PUP 3040 State & Local Public Policy (3)
    PUP 4004 Policymaking and Administration (3)
    PUP 4206 Int'l Environmental Policy (3)
    PUP 4712 Problems of Market & Govt. (3)
    PUP 4930 Special Topics-Public Policy (3)

    Additional Electives:
    CPO 4906 Ind Study in Comp Politics (3)
    IDH 4945 Honors in Washington (3-6)
    INR 3955 Overseas Study (3)
    INR 4910 Directed Independent Study (3)
    POS 4905 Independent Study (3)
    POS 4911 Dir Research Admin and Policy (3)
    POS 4941 Political Science Internship (3-6)
    POS 4942 Washington Center Internship (3-6)
    POT 4906 Ind Study in Political Theory (3)

    International Relations and Comparative Politics Concentration

    Select 12 credits from the following elective courses. A minimum of 6 credits must be selected from the concentration’s CPO- and/or INR-prefix courses.

    CPO 3034 Politics of Developing Nations (3)
    CPO 3143 European Politics (3)
    CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
    CPO 3403 Politics of the Middle East (3)
    CPO 3731 Comparative Democratization (3)
    CPO 3760 Religion & Politics (3)
    CPO 4062 Comparative Judicial Politics (3)
    CPO 4514 Asian Politics (3)
    CPO 4774 The Politics of Extremism (3)
    CPO 4930 Special Topics Comp Politics (3)
    INR 4075 International Human Rights (3)
    INR 4303 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)
    INR 4333 International Security (3)
    INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
    INR 4703 International Political Econ (3)
    INR 4930 Special Topics Intl Relations (3)
    POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
    POT 3303 Ideology & Propaganda (3)
    POT 4514 Theories of Political Violence (3)
    PUP 4206 Int'l Environmental Policy (3)

    Complete an additional 6 credits of elective courses numbered 3000-4999 with the prefix CPO, INR, PAD, POS, POT, or PUP.

    Law and Politics Concentration

    Select 12 credits from the following elective courses. A minimum of 6 credits must be selected from the concentration’s POS-prefix courses.

    CPO 4062 Comparative Judicial Politics (3)
    CPO 4774 The Politics of Extremism (3)
    INR 4075 International Human Rights (3)
    INR 4502 International Organizations (3)
    PAD 4603 Administrative Law (3)
    POS 3175 Southern Politics & Civ Rights (3)
    POS 3283 Judicial Process (3)
    POS 3691 Law, Politics, and Society (3)
    POS 4284 Politics of the Judiciary (3)
    POS 4604 Con Law-Civil Liberties (3)
    POS 4614 Con Law-Institutional Powers (3)
    PUP 4206 Int'l Environmental Policy (3)

    Complete an additional 6 credits of elective courses numbered 3000-4999 with the prefix CPO, INR, PAD, POS, POT, or PUP.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 120 HRS