Feb 08, 2023
No grade below a “C” will be accepted in a course taken to fulfill the Government requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students demonstrate the ability to comprehend basic concepts, make connections, and showing original thinking. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
- Students combine or synthesize existing ideas, images, or expertise in original ways and experience of thinking, reacting, and working in an imaginative way characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking. They effectively communicate disciplinary principles orally and in writing. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
- Students show knowledge of the institutions and practices of American Government and can apply them to current affairs. (Cross-curricular Skill: Civic Knowledge and Engagement)
- Students should show historical and moral imagination and communicate such reasoning in an effective manner. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)
- Students will demonstrate the ability to develop a thesis statement and addressing that thesis in an articulate manner. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
Political Philosophy (3 credits)
Advanced American Government (3 credits)
Security Studies (3 credits)
- POLS 207 - Introduction to Homeland Security 3 credits
- POLS 403 - Counterterrorism and Cyber Security 3 credits
- POLS 454 - International Law and Organization 3 credits
- POLS 455 - International Human Rights 3 credits
International Relations/Comparative Politics (3 credits)
Political Science Electives (9 credits)
General Education Requirements
Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits
Associate degrees - 24 credits
Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).
Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Goal #3: Social Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)
Elementary Education majors and Special Education majors must take POLS 100 , GEOG 210 , HIST 151 or HIST 152 .
Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)
Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)
Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (AAC Guidelines 7.6).
Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)
Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)
Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.
Degree Requirements (BA) - 9 credits
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
Two additional courses from those listed in General Education Requirements Goal #4. The courses must be from different disciplines than those selected to satisfy General Education Requirements Goal #4.
A total of four courses are required for the BA degree:
- At least one course must be in the fine arts (ART, ARTH, MUS, THEA).
- At least one course must be in literature (ENGL).
- At least one course must be in a foreign language.
- At least one course must be in Western Civilization (HIST 121 or HIST 122 )
TOTAL DEGREE: 120 CREDITS