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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 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 (3)

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 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 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

Course Offerings in History & Political Studies

GENERAL EDUCATION HISTORY

H211, 212 Essentials of World History I, II (3, 3)

A broad two-semester survey integrating important geographical, intellectual, cultural, social, political, and economic

developments within the world’s major civilizations from earliest times to the 17th century in the first semester and

from the 17th century to present in the second semester.

H230 Essentials of U.S. History (3)

An examination of noteworthy political, geographical, social, cultural, and economic trends in the United States from

the colonial era to the present.

HISTORY CORE COURSES

H343 U.S. Constitutional History (3)

A broad survey of U.S. Constitutional history beginning with the influences of English Common Law and colonial

constitutional practices to the present Roberts Court. Case law is integrated within the historical contexts so that

students will understand the interrelatedness between American history and jurisprudence.

Same as POL343.

H421 Historical Research Techniques (3)

A course on research methods in history, introducing both traditional research techniques and contemporary computer-

based strategies. Problems in writing and documentation will also be addressed, while historiography comprises a main

topic for readings.

H492 Senior Seminar in History (3)

A capstone course involving a review of historiography issues as well as historical data to prepare history majors for

national tests. Should be taken during the second semester of the senior year.