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Politics and International Studies

This is a sample degree plan for students pursuing a major in politics and a minor in international studies. All students must consult with an advisor in making course selections that meet their individual needs. Students pursuing a program in politics and international studies should consider completing at least one full semester studying abroad (as many as three full semesters abroad will fit in the sample graduation plan below) and should consult with a faculty advisor in politics and international studies early in their program to plan effectively.  

Year One
Fall Spring
EN 101 - Composition I EN 102 - Composition II
POL 102 - International Relations POL 103 - Comparative Politics
TRS 100 - Theological Inquiry PH 100 - Introduction to Philosophy
DSC 101 - First Year Seminar Introductory History (HI-1)
University elective SOC 203 - The Global Village
 
Year Two
Fall Spring
POL 210 - Western Political Concepts I POL 211 - Western Political Concepts II
POL 250 or HI 250 - Research and Writing POL 230 - American Policy Process
Advanced Theology (TRS-2) / IS elective:
TRS 202 - Religions of the World
Politics elective
Introductory Literature (LT-1) / IS elective:
EN 204 - World Literature: Romanticism through Post Modernism
Introductory Social Science (SS-1) / IS elective:
ECO 211 - Macroeconomics
Natural Science (NS) with a lab University elective
Year Three - one or both semesters abroad
Fall Spring
Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2)
Politics elective Politics elective
Foreign Language Math (MT)
University elective University elective
University elective University elective
Year Four - fall semester abroad
Fall Spring
POL 400 - Internship POL 420 - Senior Seminar
Politics elective Politics elective
Politics elective Philosophical Ethics (PH-E)
University elective University elective
University elective University elective
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