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MAJORS IN HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements.

 

FALL
HOURS
SPRING
HOURS
FRESHMAN YEAR FRESHMAN YEAR
ENGL
1301 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
MATH
1314 College Algebra 3 MATH   Math Elective1 3
HIST
1301

The U.S. to 1877

3 HIST 1302 The U.S. Since 1877 3
PSCI 2305 American National Govt 3 PSCI 2306 American State Govt 3
GEOG
1303 Gen World Geography 3     Visual/Performing Arts* 3

    Activity or Wellness* 1
Total 15   16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
  SOPHOMORE YEAR  
HIST 2321 World Civ to 1648 3 HIST 2322 World Civ Since 1648
3
ENGL   Survey of Literature* 3 COMM   Communication3
3
PSCI
3301 Rsrch Meths in Soc Science 3 HIST   Chron U.S. Hist Elective4
3
    Natural Science* 4     Natural Science*
4
    Foreign Language2 3     Foreign Language2
3
Total 16  
16
 

JUNIOR YEAR
  JUNIOR YEAR  
HIST 3302 History of Texas 3 HIST   Chron U.S. History4
3
HIST 3303 Historical Methods 3 HIST   Non-U.S. History Elective7
3
PSCI 3313 Classical Pol Philosophy 3 PSCI 3314 Modern Political Philosophy
3
PSCI
  American Politics5 3 PSCI   International Relations8
3
PSCI   Adv PSCI Elective6 3 PSCI   Adv PSCI Elective6 3
Total 15  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
  SENIOR YEAR  
PSCI 4311 Constitutional Law 3 PSCI 4351 Senior Seminar in PSCI
3
PSCI   Comparative Politics9 3     Social/Behavioral Science12
3
PSCI   Comp/Intl PSCI Elective10 3 HIST 4310 Intellectual History of the U.S.
3
HIST   Non-U.S. History Elective7 3 HIST   Thematic U.S. History11
3
HIST   Thematic U.S. History11 3      
Total 15  
12
 
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:     120
 
1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra. MATH 1342, Introductory Statistics, strongly recommended.
2Foreign Language, 6 SCH in the same language.
3Communication, select 3 SCH from ENGL 2311, HUM 2301 or COMM 1311.
4Chronological U.S. History, select 6 SCH from HIST 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367 or 4368.
5American Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3320 or 4320.
6Advanced PSCI, select 6 SCH at the 3000 level or above not used for any other requirement.
7Non-U.S. History, select 6 SCH from HIST 3301, 3320, 3330, 3392, 3393, 3394, 4302, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4341, 4342 or 4391.
8International Relations, select 3 SCH from PSCI 4335 or 4340.
9Comparative Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3305 or 3310.
10Comparative/International Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3308, 3340, 4309, or 4321 (when the topic is Comparative or International); this requirement may also be met by the "second" or unused course in the Comparative Politics or International Relations required course sequence; and 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level (or higher for BA/MA students) not used for any other requirement.
11Thematic U.S. History, select 6 SCH from HIST 3370, 3380, 3385, 4364 or 4390.
12Social/Behavioral Science elective, select 3 SCH from HIST 3350 or 3351.
Note: See information on the combined BA/MA degree in History.
 
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
   
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
     

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