Political Science (BA): American Politics (16PSBA-16PSAM)

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 1 H
PS 201 D
Mathematics 2 A
History Group1 3 C
Social Science Discipline 1 5
4
3
3
3
316
Foreign Language 201 9 K
Social Science Discipline 2 5
History Group 2 4
PS 231, 236, or 241 J
Arts & Letters Elective 7
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course 8 E
3
3
3
3
3
116
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 205, 305, or 310
ST 311 2 A
Literature Group I 10
GEP Natural Science & Lab12 B
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course8 E
3
3
3
4
114
PS 371
Literature Group 2 11
GEP Additional Breadth (MA/NS/E)6 F
Social Science Discipline 3 5
EC 205 5 D
3
3
3
3
315
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 3xx or higher Elective 14
PS 361 or 362
Philosophy 13 C
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective G
GEP Natural Science 12 B
3
3
3
3
315
PS 301
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective G
Free Elective16
Free Elective 16
Free Elective16
3
2-3
3
3
415-16
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PS 302
PS 300xx or higher Elective 14
Free Elective 16
Free Elective 16
Free Elective 16
3
3
3
3
315
PS Concentration Seminar 15
PS Concentration Elective 17
Free Elective 16
Free Elective 16
Free Elective 16
3
3
3
3
416
Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K, 18 122
Major/Program Footnotes:
1. Writing and Speaking.
Four credit hours with a grade of C-or better in ENG 101.
2. Mathematics
Six credit hours: (1) One MA course in college-level mathematics on the university GEP list and (2) ST 311.
3. History Group 1
Three credit hours.  One course from AFS 275, 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, 276.
4. History Group II
Three credit hours.  One course from HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 222, 251, 252.
5. Social Sciences
Twelve credit hours.  Four 3-credit courses /from at least three of the following areas:  ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC.  Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402.  One of the courses must be EC 205.  At least nine of these hours must be outside of political science.  A political science course used to fulfill this requirement may not also be counted towards fulfillment of the 33-hour major; PS 391 & PS 413 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
6. Additional Breadth
Three credit hours.  One course from the university GEP Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering course lists..
7.  Arts and Letters Elective
Three credit hours.  All HA courses, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330, 335, 350, 360, all 200 and above REL courses,  ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454,  AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 252, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411,  DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310)
8.  Health & Exercise Studies
Two credit hours of activity courses, including one 100-level fitness and wellness course and a 2xx healthy living course.
9.  Foreign Language
Three credit hours.  FLA 201, FLC 201, FLF 201, FLG 201, FLH 201, FLI 201, FLJ 201, FLN 201, FLP 201, FLR 201, FLS 201, GRK 201, LAT 201, or PER 201.
10. Literature Group I
Three credit hours.  Three credit hours.  A survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century: ENG 219, 220, 221, or 222; ENG 251*, 261*, or 262*; FL 219, 220, 221 or 222; FLF 301; 340, 341, 342, 351, 352; FLG 300, 316; or FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202**, 293**.
*Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.
**Honors courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century.
11.  Literature Group II
Three credit hours. Literature Elective at the 200 level or above.  AFS 248, ENG 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351,362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 406, 407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487, FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407, FLF 301, 302, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 414, 492, FLG 300, 316, 323, FLN 301, 302, 401, FLR 303, 304, FLS 300, 302, 304,323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, 492, GRK 320,HON 202, 293
12. Natural Science
Seven credit hours.  One course with Lab (4 credits) and one 3-credit course from GEP Natural Sciences course list.
13. Philosophy
Three credit hours.  Any 3 credit PHI course from the approved GEP Humanities list.
14. PS 300-Level Electives
Six credit hours.  One PS courses at the 300-level or higher
15.  PS Concentration Seminar
Three credit hours: Students choose one course from the following: PS 401, 406, 408, 410, 411, 418, 463, 502.
16.  Free Electives
Twenty-nine credit hours.  Electives may be chosen from any university course for which the student qualifies.  A maximum of 12 hours may be taken for credit-only (S/U).
17.  PS Concentration Elective
Three credit hours.  Students must choose at least one course from the following list: PS 202, 203, 303, 306, 308, 310, 312, 314, 320, 331.
18.  PS Courses
No grades below “C-” for any PS courses applied towards the major.*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes:
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied.
University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://oucc.ncsu.edu/gep-coursesA. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list. The following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  ST 311 taken as part of the major requirements fulfills 3 hours of this requirement
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: History Group 1 courses (Footnote 3); any PHI course on the GEP Humanities list (Footnote 13).
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  EC 205; PS 201
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
 X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better )The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: PS 303, 309
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:  PS 231, 236, 241
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.