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2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science BA


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Undergraduate students must declare their intention to major in political science by the time they have completed 60 semester hours, and must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours in political science, of which at least 21 must be upper-division courses. Fifteen of the 36 hours must be taken from Downtown Campus faculty. Courses are distributed among the primary fields as listed in this section, i.e., American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and public policy and administration. To count for the major, all course work must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Two cognate courses (which don’t count toward the 36 hours) from the list below must also be completed.

Traditional Option


Required Core


Total: 9 Hours


Choose two:


Total: 6 Hours

One 4000-level course in each of three fields:


American politics, comparative politics, and international relations

Total: 9 Hours

Experiential-Learning Requirement *


Choose one:

Total: 3 Hours


Electives


 Three political science elective courses

Total: 9 Hours


Political Science Total: 36 Hours


Required Cognate Courses


In addition to the 36 hours above, choose two of the following cognate courses:

Total: 6 Hours


Major Total: 42 Hours


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Public Policy Option


This option was designed for students who specifically desire to pursue careers in public policy and/or public administration in the public or nonprofit sectors. Grounded in basic political science theory and familiarity with American, comparative and international politics, this BA track emphasizes the specifically political aspects of public policy processes and settings. Cases will emphasize key policy issues confronting U.S. local, state and national decision makers and citizens. A focus on politics and the policy-making process will prepare students conceptually and methodologically to move beyond partisan politics to address how leaders can best mobilize resources to achieve constituent goals consistent with the public interest.

Required Core


Total: 9 Hours


One 4000-level course in each of the following three fields:


American Politics


Comparative Politics and International Relations


Public Policy and Administration


Total: 9 Hours


Elective courses


Choose any two additional courses from the list above, plus choose one other upper or lower division PSCI course.

 

Total: 9 Hours

Two political theory courses


Total: 6 Hours


Experiential-Learning Requirement *


Choose one:

Total: 3 Hours


Two cognate courses


Total: 6 Hours


Public Policy Option Total: 42 Hours


 

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