Bachelor of Science Degree (Secondary Education)

Required courses

PSC 200 - Political Change and Conflict
PSC 240 - U.S. Political Thought
PSC 260 - U.S. Government
PSC 270 - International Relations

PSC 365 – Research Methods in Political Science
PSC 475 – Capstone Seminar in Political Science
PSC 497 – Political Science Internship (6-15 credits: nine credits may be applied to the major).

 Twelve (12) credits in Political Science at the 300 level or higher.

Cognate: 18 credits of History

HIS 101
HIS 111
Non-western History (3 credits). Choose from:
HIS 229, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 280, 300 or 342
History, 3 credits, excluding HIS 112

 

Education Requirement

 

EDU 201
EDU 413
HIS 490
HIS 494
HIS 496
IDS 470
IDS 471
PHI 370
PSY 100
PSY 215 or 219
PSY 370
SED 482

 

Students in this program must also complete specific professional requirements for Initial Teaching Certification in Connecticut. These are listed under the heading Major Programs in Secondary Education in the School of Education. 

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Students planning to major in political science may wish to specialize in one or more of the following areas --

 

Courses by subfields

American Politics

PSC 312 - Media, Polls, and American Politics
PSC 314 - Urban Politics
PSC 315 - Issues in U.S. Government
PSC 316 - U.S. Security Policy
PSC 319 - Congress and the Presidency
PSC 320 - Gender and Politics
PSC 321 - The U.S. Legal System
PSC 322 - U.S. Political Parties & Elections
PSC 325 - U.S. Politics and Economic Policy
PSC 326 - Race & Ethnicity in American Politics
PSC 328 - State and Local Government
PSC 329 - Political Participation
PSC 350 - The Federal Bureaucracy
PSC 351 - Analysis of Public Policy
PSC 353 - Congress and Public Policy
PSC 354 - Public Personnel Administration
PSC 356 - Politics and Administration in Connecticut
PSC 357 - Administrative Law
PSC 417 - Constitutional Law

 

Comparative Politics

PSC 300 - Governments of Russia I
PSC 301 - Governments of Russia II
PSC 304 - Politics of Japan and Asian-Pacific Rimlands
PSC 305 - Political Economy of Development
PSC 306 - Politics in Asian Communist and Post-Communist States
PSC 307 - Middle East Politics
PSC 308 - Latin America Politics
PSC 309 - Politics in India and Pakistan
PSC 311 - European Politics
PSC 318 - African Politics and Culture in 21st Century
PSC 320 - Gender and Politics
PSC 333 - Latin American Security
PSC 334 - World Public Opinion
PSC 409 - Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective

 

International Relations

PSC 316 - U.S. Security Policy
PSC 317 - U.S.-Latin American Relations
PSC 331 - International Organizations
PSC 333 - Latin American Security
PSC 334 - World Public Opinion
PSC 335 - Global Politics
PSC 336 - The U.S. in World Affairs
PSC 337 - International Law
PSC 338 - Contemporary World Politics
PSC 339 - Foreign Policy Analysis
PSC 409 - Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective
PSC 435 - On War
PSC 440 - Intelligence


Political Thought

PSC 340 - Political Thought I:  Classical and Medieval Eras
PSC 342 - Political Thought II: The Modern Era
PSC 344 - Political Thought III: The Contemporary Era
PSC 346 - Marxism
PSC 348 - Western Political Thought

 

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