BS Political Science Social Studies Certification

Fall 2017

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Political Science
Concentration: Social Studies Certification

General Education Core Curriculum

Communication - 6 Hours:

ENGL 1301 - Composition I

Select one from:

  • COMM 1315 - Public Speaking I
  • COMM 1321 - Business and Professional Speech

Mathematics - 3 Hours:

MATH 1314 - College Algebra (Non Calculus Track)

Life and Physical Sciences - 2 Courses (of the same discipline) From:

BIOL 1406 - General Biology I (Majors)

BIOL 1407 - General Biology II (Majors)

BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2402 - Anatomy and Physiology II

GEOL 1403 - Geology I: Physical Geology

GEOL 1404 - Geology II: Historical Geology

PHYS 1401 - College Physics

PHYS 1402 - College Physics II

PHYS 1405 - Elementary Physics I

PHYS 1407 - Elementary Physics II

PHYS 1411 - Introduction to Astronomy

PHYS 2425 - University Physics I

PHYS 2426 - University Physics II

SPSC 1401 - Space Science

Language, Philosophy and Culture - 3 Hours From:

ENGL 2300 - Close Reading II

ENGL 2310 - British Literature Before 1800

ENGL 2320 - British Literature After 1800

ENGL 2322 - British Literature

ENGL 2326 - American Literature

ENGL 2331 - World Literature

ENGL 2371 - Masterworks of Asian Literature

ENGL 2376 - African American Literature

PHIL 1370 - Philosophy of Knowledge

PHIL 2306 - Ethics

Creative Arts - 3 Hours From:

ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation

ARTS 1303 - Art History I

COMM 1375 - Film Appreciation

DANC 2304 - Dance Appreciation

MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation

MUSI 1310 - History of Rock and Roll

PHIL 1330 - Arts and Ideas

THEA 1310 - Introduction to Theatre

American History - 6 Hours:

HIST 2301 - Texas History

One From:

  • HIST 1301 - US History I 1763-1877
  • HIST 1302 - US History II Since 1877

Government/Political Science - 6 Hours:

POLS 2301 - Introduction to American Government I

POLS 2302 - Introduction to American Government II

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 Hours:

ECON 2301 - Principles of Economics I Macro

Component Area Option - 6 Hours:

ENGL 1302 - Composition II

MATH 1316 - Trigonometry or above

Required Courses for Major

POLS 3351 - Statistics for Social Scientists

American - 3 Hours From:

POLS 3313 - Judicial Process

POLS 3314 - Legislative Process

POLS 3317 - American Presidency

POLS 3318 - American Political Parties

POLS 4312 - American Constitutional Law and Development

International Relations - 3 Hours From:

POLS 3320 - International Politics

POLS 3321 - Politics of American Foreign Policy

POLS 4322 - International Law and Institutions

Comparative Politics - 3 Hours From:

POLS 3330 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS 3332 - Politics of Western Democracies

POLS 4331 - Politics of Developing Nations

International Relations or Comparative Politics - 3 Hours From:

POLS 3320 - International Politics

POLS 3321 - Politics of American Foreign Policy

POLS 3330 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS 3332 - Politics of Western Democracies

POLS 4322 - International Law and Institutions

POLS 4331 -Politics of Developing Nations

Public Policy - 6 Hours From:

POLS 3341 - Introduction to Public Administration

POLS 3342 - Environmental Policy

POLS 3343 - Urban Politics

POLS 4340 - Formulation of Public Policy

POLS 4341 - Organizational Theory and Behavior

Other

Social Studies Certification Courses - 36 Hours (30 Advanced):

HIST 3301 - Colonial America to c. 1820

HIST 3302 - America From Andrew Jackson to c. 1877

HIST 3303 - America From the Gilded Age to c. 1920

HIST 3321 - Issues in World Cultures to 1660

HIST 3322 - Issues in World Cultures Since 1660

ECON 3340 - Macro Economics 

FINC 3306 - Personal Finance

SOCI 3306 - Race and Ethnic Relations

POLS 1301 - Introduction to Political Science

POLS 2330 - Political and Cultural Geography

POLS 3352 - Advanced Research Methods

  • POLS 3318 - American Political Parties or
  • POLS 4312 American Constitutional Law

Pedagogy Courses - 24 Hours (21 Advanced):

PEDG 2310 - Introduction to Teacher Education

PEDG 3300 - Human Development and Learning

PEDG 3351 - Social Studies Teaching Strategies

PEDG 3380 - Secondary Curriculum and Methodology

PEDG 4380 - Secondary Methodology and Classroom Management

PEDG 4620 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School

READ 3326 - Reading and Literacy Strategic Content Areas

Elective Hours to meet 125 total hours

Hours

125