POLITICAL SCIENCE

Coordinator: Dr. David R. White

 

MAJOR

General Track: A major in political science requires the following:

POLI 101  U.S. Government

POLI 103  Introduction to Political Science

POLI 277  Sophomore Seminar: Careers in Political Science

POLI 285  Political Theory

POLI 295  Methods of Political Science

 

Twenty-four semester hours of additional course work, which must include at least two courses from each of the following groups:

 

American Politics:

POLI 201  Political Participation in America

POLI 202  State and Local Government

POLI 206  Introduction to the Law

POLI 215  Introduction to Public Administration

POLI 230  Introduction to Criminal Justice

POLI 305  Political Parties and Organizations

POLI 311  Southern Politics

POLI 317  United States Congress

POLI 319  American Presidency

POLI 320  Constitutional Law

POLI 322  Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

POLI 323  Rights of the Accused

POLI 336  Politics of Sports

POLI 338  Politics and Film

POLI 340  U.S. Political Focus

 

Comparative Politics/International Relations:

POLI 203 (International Relations)

POLI 205 (Comparative Government)

POLI 301  Political Movements and Revolutions

POLI 314  United States Foreign Policy

POLI 315  Politics of War and Security

POLI 324  Asian Politics

POLI 326  Latin American Politics

POLI 327  Middle Eastern Politics

POLI 328  Soviet and Russian Politics

POLI 329  Western European Politics

POLI 333  Central and East European Politics

POLI 341  International Political Focus

 


 

International Affairs Track: A major in political science with a concentration in international affairs requires the following:

POLI 101  U.S. Government

POLI 103  Introduction to Political Science

POLI 277  Sophomore Seminar: Careers in Political Science

POLI 285  Political Theory

POLI 295  Methods of Political Science

 

Eighteen hours of international affairs course work distributed as follows:

 

Six hours of core courses:

POLI 203  International Relations

POLI 205  Comparative Government

 

Twelve hours of international politics selected from:

POLI 204  Political Geography

POLI 240  Introduction to Political Economy

POLI 301  Political Movements and Revolutions

POLI 314  United States Foreign Policy

POLI 315  Politics of War and Security

POLI 324  Asian Politics

POLI 326  Latin American Politics

POLI 327  Middle Eastern Politics

POLI 328  Soviet and Russian Politics

POLI 329  Western European Politics

POLI 333  Central and East European Politics

POLI 341  International Political Focus

 

Six hours of additional coursework in political science

 

NOTE: Three of the twelve hours in international politics may be substituted with suitable interdisciplinary coursework from upper-level international geography courses or with upper-level coursework in a different department, with the approval of the department chair.

 


 

The minimum number of hours required in political science courses  for political science majors is 37. One 18-hour minor or two 12-hour collaterals in other academic disciplines is also required. The minimum number of semester hours in all courses (major and non-major) required to graduate from Francis Marion University is 120.

 

MINOR

A minor in political science requires 18 semester hours, including POLI 101 and 103 (i.e. 6 courses).

 

COLLATERAL

A collateral in political science requires 12 semester hours, including POLI 101 or 103 (i.e. 4 courses).

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Students wishing to enroll in POLI 477, 487, or 497 should confer with the department chair.