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B.A. in Political Science Degree Requirements

The Department of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University

A student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science must meet the following requirements:  

1. All baccalaureate degree requirements, including the foreign language requirement [check the Degree Requirements section of the University Catalog]. Students who enter FAU with fewer than 30 credits must complete Introductory Statistics (STA 2023)


2. Complete a total of 36 credits in political science with a grade of “C” or better. 

     A. Complete the following required courses (nine credits):

                ______Government of the USA                       POS 2041             (3 credits)

                ______Comparative Politics                            CPO 3003             (3 credits)

                ______Research Methods                               POS 3703             (3 credits)

     B. Complete 27 credits of upper-division coursework, with at least: 9 credits from Section A: “American Politics, Political Theory,   and Public Policy” and 6 credits from Section B: “World Politics”. 

Section A: American Politics, Political Theory and Public Policy 

Course   Title

Course   Number

# of credits

 

Issues in American Politics

POS 3033

3

 

Florida Politics and Government

POS 3182

3

 

Political Film and Fiction

POS 3258

3

 

Law and American Society

POS 3691

3

 

Women and the Law

POS 3693

3

 

U.S. Immigration Policy

POS 4024

3

 

Urban Politics

POS 4145

3

 

Public Opinion and American Politics

POS 4204

3

 

Media in Politics

POS 4235

3

 

Campaigns and Elections

POS 4275

3

 

Religion and American Politics

POS 4291

3

 

U.S. Presidency

POS 4413

3

 

U.S. Congress

POS 4424

3

 

Political Parties and Interest Groups

POS 4453

3

 

Constitutional Law: Government Powers and Limits

POS 4603

3

 

Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties

POS 4604

3

 

The Judicial Process

POS 4609

3

 

Politics of Community Development

POS 4623

3

 

Special Topics

POS 4931

3

 

Masterworks in Political Theory

POT 4042

3

 

American Political Thought

POT 4204

3

 

Special Topics

POT 4932

3

 

Women and Politics

PUP 3323

3

 

Policy Making and Administration

PUP 4004

3

 

Policy Analysis

PUP 4008

3

 

Government and the Economy

PUP 4710

3

 

 

 

 

 

Directed Independent Study*

POS 4905

1-3

 

Senior Research Project*

POS 4910

3

 

Internship*

POS 4941

1-3

*These classes are considered part of Section A or Section B, depending on the topic of the study or internship placement.

Section B: World Politics  

Course   Title

Course   Number

# of credits

 

Religions and World Politics

CPO 3761

3

 

Global Development and Inequality of Nations

CPO 4033

3

 

Comparative European Politics

CPO 4042

3

 

Politics of the European Union

CPO 4101

3

 

Latin American Politics

CPO 4303

3

 

Comparative Politics: Middle East

CPO 4403

3

 

Comparative Islamist Movements

CPO 4424

3

 

Asia Pacific Rim Politics

CPO 4502

3

 

Comparative Politics: Russia and Eastern Europe

CPO 4633

3

 

Comparative Gender Politics

CPO 4710

3

 

Comparative Politics of Ethnic Conflict

CPO 4724

3

 

Special Topics

CPO 4932

3

 

American Foreign Policy

INR 3102

3

 

International Law: Foundations and Institutions

INR 3403

3

 

International Law of Peace and Diplomacy

INR 3413

3

 

International Law of Armed Conflict

INR 3433

3

 

International Organization

INR 3502

3

 

International Political Economy

INR 3702

3

 

War and Peace

INR 4006

3

 

International System

INR 4081

3

 

Global Environmental Politics and Politics

INR 4350

3

 

Advanced Diplomacy

INR 4503

3

 

Special Topics

INR 4932

3

 

 

 

 

 

Directed Independent Study*

POS 4905

1-3

 

Senior Research Project*

POS 4910

3

 

Internship*

POS 4941

1-3

*These classes are considered part of Section A or Section B, depending on the topic of the study or internship placement.

Minor in Political Science :

A minor in Political Science requires a minimum of 15 credits (12 of which must be taken at FAU) in Political Science courses, including POS 2041 The Government of the U.S. or INR 2002 Introduction to World Politics or equivalent courses, and 4 upper-division courses (12 credits) with a grade of “C” or better.

 Students who enter Florida Atlantic University with less than 30 credits must complete Introductory Statistics (STA 2023).

For more information, contact: The Department of Political Science (561.297.3210) Social Science Building, Room 392

 

The Student Learning Outcome:

http://iea.fau.edu/ALC/PoliticalScienceSLOA.pdf

 

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