Curriculum


Sample Degree Plan — Politics and International Affairs
Please note that this is a sample plan, with recommended courses. All students must consult with an adviser in making course selections.

Courses are marked to indicate which requirements they meet:
P: Politics major
I: International Studies minor
C: University core requirement

Year One — Fall
DSC 101 DISCOVER First-Year Seminar (C)
POL 102 - International Relations (P, I)
EN 101 - Composition I (C)
HI 204 - Western Civilization II (C)
SOC 203 - The Global Village (C, I)

Year One — Spring
ECO 210 Principles of Microeconomics (SS-1 core course)  *
EN 102 Composition II (WR core course)*
POL 103 Comparative Politics
TRS 100 Theological Inquiry (TRS-1 core course)*

Year Two — Fall
ECO 211 Principles of Macroeconomics
POL 210 Western Political Concepts I
POL 250 Research and Writing  *
Natural Science (NS) core course*


Year Two — Spring - Semester-long study abroad
POL 211 Western Political Concepts II
POL 225 Comparative Government
POL 305 American Policy Process (SS-2 core course)  *
Introductory Literature (LT-1) core course*
PH 200 Introduction to Philosophy (PH-1 core course)*

Year Three — Fall
POL 335 American Constitutional Law
Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course (Advanced History recommended)*
Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course*
300/400-level Politics courses
Introductory Social Science (SS-1) or Natural Science (NS) core course*
Elective

Year Three — Spring
Two (2) 300/400-level Politics courses
Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course*
Introductory Social Science (SS-1) or Natural Science (NS) core course*

Year Four — Fall
Two (2) 300/400-level Politics courses
Fine Arts (FNA), Advanced History (HI-2), or Advanced Literature (LT-2) core course*

Year Four — Spring
POL 400 Internship  **
POL 420 Senior Seminar  *
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