Political Science Major
This major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
|POLS 201||AMERICAN POLITICS||4|
|POLS 210||INTERNATIONAL POLITICS||4|
|POLS 220||GREAT POLITICAL THINKERS||4|
|POLS 230||RESEARCH METHODOLOGY||4|
|POLS 487||EXPERIENCES IN POLITICS: INTERNSHIP||4|
|POLS 489||SENIOR SEMINAR 1||3|
|POLS 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE 1||3|
|POLS 498||PROSEMINAR 2||1|
|13 additional POLS elective credits to reach 40 total||13|
The proseminar is chosen during the junior year from among elective courses designated by department faculty. Students taking a course as a proseminar register simultaneously for the course (4 credits) and PROSEMINAR (POLS 498) (1 credit).
Student Learning Outcomes
In successfully completing the Political Science major, students will be able to:
- think critically, systematically, and creatively about political issues by employing a variety of theoretical and methodological tools;
- demonstrate a fundamental grasp of the central political problems in local, national, and global contexts;
- communicate in a clear, cogent, and literate fashion to a range of audiences, both in writing and verbally;
- apply their coursework to their own experience through January term courses abroad, internships, and/or a semester in Washington, D.C.; and
- engage productively and responsively in civic debate and discourse.
Oregon Preliminary Teaching Licensure in Social Studies
A student majoring in Political Science must also complete a Secondary Education major with Licensure. In order to complete the Secondary Education major with Licensure, students should begin taking education courses no later than their sophomore year. The student must be advised by faculty in both majors