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Department of Political Science

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The University of the Incarnate Word—Department of Government and International Affairs 

Unofficial Degree Plan:  Bachelor of Arts in Government MAJOR

Major Requirements:  39 semester hours in Government as follows:

REQUIRED COURSES

To be Earned

 

 

GOVT 1315 American Politics

 

 

 

GOVT 1316 State and Local Politics

 

 

 

GOVT 2305 Introduction to Political Studies

 

 

 

GOVT 2310 Comparative Politics

 

 

 

GOVT 2320 International Relations

 

 

 

SOCI 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences OR

MATH 2303 Intro to Probability & Statistics

 

 

 

GOVT 2325 Social Science Research Methods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 semester hours selected from courses listed under one of the following areas of concentration (A B*).  All 18 hours must be completed within one area of concentration.

*Students who elect the International Relations/Comparative track must take at least 3 courses designated as Comparative Politics courses and 3 designated as International Relations courses.  For designations, see the listing below.

 

Area of Concentration                                                    Area of Concentration

 

A.  American Politics:

 

B.  International Relations/Comparative Politics:

GOVT 1391 Human Rights

Comparative Politics Courses

GOVT 2350 Environmental Politics

GOVT 1391 Human Rights

GOVT 2342 Law & Social Justice in Movies & Novels

GOVT 2350 Environmental Politics

GOVT 2392 U.S. Legal System

GOVT 3350  European Politics

GOVT 3300 U.S. Congress

GOVT 3351 Politics of Asia

GOVT 3305 U.S. Presidency

GOVT 3352 Politics of the Middle East

GOVT 3353 Texas Legislative Process

GOVT 3371 Political Theory

GOVT 3371 Political Theory

GOVT 4335 Political Parties and Elections

GOVT 3375 Moot Court

GOVT 4355  Politics of Developing Areas

GOVT 4315 Constitutional Law and Politics I

GOVT 4356  Latin American and Caribbean Politics

GOVT 4316 Constitutional Law and Politics II

GOVT 4387 Topics in Comparative Politics

GOVT 4317 Public Policy

International Relations Courses

GOVT 4321 United States Foreign Policy

GOVT 2375 International Organizations

GOVT 4325 Political Behavior

GOVT 2376  Model Organization of American States

COMM 4332 Law and the Media

GOVT 3356  Terrorism and Conflict in the International Arena

GOVT 4335 Political Parties and Elections

GOVT 3376 Model United Nations

GOVT 4365 Political Economy

BINT 4310 International Economics

GOVT 4385 Topics in American Politics

BLAW 4320 International Business Law

 

GOVT 4321 United States Foreign Policy

 

GOVT 4322 National Security Policy

 

GOVT 4323 Politics of Coffee and Sugar

 

GOVT 4330 International Law

 

GOVT 4363 Political Globalization

 

GOVT 4365 Political Economy

 

GOVT 4387 Topics in International Relations

 

Minor Requirements:  Government majors are required to have a minor or concentration in any other discipline. With the approval of their academic advisor, students may construct an individualized interdisciplinary concentration.

 

 

The University of the Incarnate Word

Unofficial Degree Plan:  Minor in Government

 

Requirements for a Minor in Government: 21 semester hours in Government as follows:

 

REQUIRED COURSES

To Be Earned

 

 

GOVT 1315 American Politics

 

 

 

GOVT 1316 State and Local Politics

 

 

 

GOVT 2305 Intro to Political Studies

 

 

 

GOVT 2310 Comparative Politics  OR

 

 

 

GOVT 2320 International Relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 semester hours from the GOVT courses listed below, 6 of which must be upper division.  Internships do not meet requirements for the minor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Options for Government Minors:

 

GOVT 1391 Human Rights

GOVT 4317 Public Policy

GOVT 2342 Law and Social Justice in Movies and Novels

BLAW 4320 International Business Law

GOVT 2350 Environmental Politics

GOVT 4321 United States Foreign Policy

GOVT 2375 International Organizations

GOVT 4322 National Security Policy

GOVT 2376  Model Organization of American States

GOVT 4323 Politics of Coffee and Sugar

GOVT 2392 U.S. Legal System

GOVT 4325 Political Behavior

GOVT 3300 U.S. Congress

GOVT 4330 International Law

GOVT 3305 U.S. Presidency

COMM 4332 Law and the Media

GOVT 3350  European Politics

GOVT 4335 Political Parties and Elections

GOVT 3351 Asian Politics

GOVT 4355  Politics of Developing Areas

GOVT 3352 Politics of the Middle East

GOVT 4356 Latin American and Caribbean Politics

GOVT 3353 Texas Legislative Process

GOVT 4363 Political Globalization

GOVT 3356  Terrorism and Conflict in the International Arena

GOVT 3371 Political Theory

GOVT 4365 Political Economy

GOVT 3375 Moot Court

GOVT 4385 Topics in American Politics

GOVT 3376 Model United Nations

GOVT 4387 Topics in Comparative Politics

BINT 4310 International Economics

GOVT 4387 Topics in International Relations

GOVT 4315 Constitutional Law and Politics I

 

GOVT 4316 Constitutional Law and Politics II

 

 

 

 

The University of the Incarnate Word

Unofficial Degree Plan:  Pre-Law Concentration (MINOR)

 

Requirements for a concentration in Pre-Law:  24 semester hours as follows:

Required Courses From The Core Curriculum (15 hours)

To Be Earned

 

 

GOVT 1315 American Politics

 

 

 

GOVT 2392 U.S. Legal System

 

 

 

PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy

 

 

 

PHIL 3312 Logic

 

 

 

ENGL upper level Rhetoric course

 

 

 

 

3 hours from the following courses:

 

 

GOVT 1391 Human Rights

 

 

 

GOVT 2342 Law and Social Justice in Movies and Novels

 

 

 

GOVT 2375 International Organizations

 

 

 

GOVT 3375 Moot Court

 

 

 

GOVT 4315 Constitutional Law I

 

 

 

GOVT 4316 Constitutional Law II

 

 

 

GOVT 4330 International Law

 

 

 

 

6 hours from the following list:

 

 

 

BLAW 3317 Business Law

 

 

 

BLAW 4320 International Business Law

 

 

 

BLAW 4340 Labor and Employment Law

 

 

 

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

 

 

ENGL upper level Literature course

 

 

 

PHIL 3332 Ethics

 

 

 

PHIL 3385 Justice

 

 

 

SPCH 1311 Public Speaking

 

 

 

 

Students are also encouraged to take a law-related course as an elective. BLAW 3318 is recommended.