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History/Political Studies Major Requirements

History Core Courses

  • H211 Essentials of World History I (3)
  • H212 Essentials of World History II (3)
  • H230 Essentials of United States History (3)
  • H343 United States Constitutional History (3)
  • H421 Historical Research Techniques (3)
  • H492 Senior Seminar in History (3)

Total core courses (18)

Additional History Courses

  • Two upper division U.S. History Electives (6)
  • Two upper division European History Electives (6)
  • Two upper division Non-U.S., Non-European History Electives (6)
  • Additional upper division History Electives (9 )
  • Additional History or Social Science Electives (6)

Total units required for emphasis (51)


Minor in History

For a minor in history, the following courses are required:

  • H211 Essentials of World History I (3)
  • H212 Essentials of World History II (3)
  • H230 Essentials of U.S. History (3)
  • Upper Division History Electives* (9)

Total units required for minor (18)

*The nine units in upper division electives must be courses listed by the TMU History Department (or IBEX course offerings that are clearly history courses). Courses that do not begin with an H, taken with other departments, will not count.


Political Studies Core Courses

  • POL326 Introduction to American Politics (3)
  • POL343 U.S. Constitutional History (3)
  • POL354 The Christian & Politics (3)
  • POL365 Western Political Philosophy I (3)
  • POL366 Western Political Philosophy II (3)
  • POL393 Introduction to Political Research (3)
  • POL492 Senior Seminar in Political Studies (3)

Total core courses (21)

American Politics Emphasis Courses

  • Political Studies Core Major Courses (21)
  • Additional upper division Political Studies electives (9)
  • Four of the following (12)
    • POL325 Political Parties & Elections (3)
    • POL333 The Presidency (3)
    • POL334 Congress 
    • POL336 Political Communication (3)
    • POL353 U.S. Diplomatic History (3)
    • POL466 The Federalist Papers (3)

Total units required for emphasis (42)

Political Theory Emphasis Courses

  • Political Studies Core Major Courses (21)
  • Additional upper division Political Studies electives (9)
  • Four of the following (12)
    • POL455 Christian Political Thought (3)
    • POL464 Machiavelli (3)
    • POL466 The Federalist Papers (3)
    • POL473 American Political Thought I (3)
    • POL474 American Political Thought II (3)

Total units required for emphasis (42)

Constitutional Law Emphasis Courses

  • Political Studies Core Major Courses (21)
  • Additional upper division Political Studies electives (9)
  • Four of the following (12)
    • POL423 The Judicial Process (3)
    • POL424 Law & Public Policy (3)
    • POL435 Introduction to Constitutional Law (3)
    • POL445 The Church as a Legal Institution (3)
    • POL446 The Supreme Court & the Bill of Rights (3)
    • POL466 The Federalist Papers (3)

Total units required for emphasis (42)


Minor in Political Studies

For a minor in political studies, the following courses are required:

  • POL220 United States Government (3)
  • Upper Division Political Studies Electives (21)

Total units required for minor (24)