Social Sciences - Political Science Emphasis BA/BS

The Social Sciences major integrates four Social Science emphases (Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology) into a comprehensive program designed to enhance students’ understanding of the world of the past, present and future through the application of social scientific research skills to domestic, regional and global problems, as well as issues of diversity. The major provides practical insights into why and how the world(s) we live in work the way they do. Students interested in graduate school receive suitable grounding in a specific Social Science emphasis. When taken as part of an integrated Secondary Education program, the major trains students for professional teaching.

The Social Sciences major can prepare students for careers not only in teaching but also law, politics, journalism, historical preservation, cultural resource management, or for running their own business and anything involving finding and understanding new information (research). The major’s focus on independent learning provides opportunity for students to prepare for a wide variety of leadership positions in community and business.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select from one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 8 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts degree8.00
Total Credits37.00-39.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
Social Sciences Research Skills Component:
POLS-200SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY3.00
SS-385RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICAL CONCEPTS3.00
SS-499RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN SOCIAL SCIENCE3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
ETHNOGRAPHY
KEYS TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
STATISTICAL METHODS
COMPUTERS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
Political Science Emphasis:
POLS-101AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT3.00
POLS-237INTERNATIONAL POLITICS3.00
POLS-285COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT3.00
Select 18 credits of POLS courses, 300/400 level18.00
Select 9 credits ANTH, HIST, JS, PSYC, SOC 300/400 level9.00
Select 8 credits of language8.00
Electives
Select 27 credits if Bachelor of Science27.00
Total Credits83.00

Summary

General Education37
Social Sciences & Political Science Requirements48
Foreign/Heritage Language8
General Electives27
Total120