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Department of Political Science

Dr. Kay M. Knickrehm, Department Head

See page 5 for information regarding curricular changes.


Professors

Bent, Cline, Hastedt, Jackameit, K. Knickrehm, Skelley

Associate Professors

Bowers, Doss, Eksterowicz, Roberts

Assistant Professors

Adolino, Blake, Clark, Hammond, S. Knickrehm, Leip, Teske

Instructor

Richardson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

R. Sullivan

The Department of Political Science offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in political science, the B.S. degree with a major in public administration and the B.A. degree with a major in international affairs. Minors are offered in political science, public administration and criminal justice. The department also participates in the minor in human services.

The identification of James Madison with the political science department is appropriate not only because of the association of his name with the university, but also in view of the historical contributions of Madison to the study and practice of politics. Commonly known as "The Father of the Constitution," Madison was also an astute political theorist, public servant and statesman. His contributions to the Federalist Papers, sponsorship of the Bill of Rights during his tenure in Congress, and his service as secretary of state and, later, as the fourth president of the United States remain hallmarks in the fields of politics and political science.

The Department of Political Science offers programs designed for students interested in political processes, institutions and theory, and in public administration.

Major in Political Science

For a major in political science, the student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 33 credit hours according to the following schedule:

                                                  Credit
Required Courses                                   Hours
POSC 201. Introduction to Western Political Theory     3
POSC 225. U.S. Government                              3
POSC 230. International Relations                      3
POSC 305. Political Research Methods [1]               3
Choose one course from three of the following areas:   9
  Comparative Politics
    POSC 337. Russian Political System
    POSC 340. Political Development in the Third World
    POSC 345. European Governments
    POSC 347. Comparative Public Policy
    POSC 350. Latin American Politics
    POSC 355. East Asian Politics 
  International Relations
    POSC 338. Russian Foreign Policy
    POSC 370. U.S. Foreign Policy
    POSC 395. International Law
    POSC 396. International Organizations
    POSC 435. Seminar in International Terrorism
    POSC 460. Contemporary Problems in 
      International Relations
  Theory
    POSC 300. Political Analysis
    POSC 310. Political Theory: Ancient to 
      Early Modern
    POSC 315. Political Theory: Early Modern to 
      the 19th Century
    POSC 316. Contemporary Political Theory
    POSC 320. Radical Political Theory Since 1844
    POSC 330. American Political Thought
  American Government
    POSC 325. Constitutional Law
    POSC 326. Civil Rights
    POSC 359. State and Local Government
    POSC 360. Urban Politics
    POSC 362. Political Behavior
    POSC 368. Interest Groups and Public Policy
    POSC 369. Political Parties and Elections
    POSC 380. The National Executive
    POSC 385. The Legislative Process
    POSC 450. Contemporary Problems in American 
      Government
Political science electives                           12
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                                                      33
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Notes:
[1]
MATH 220, Elementary Statistics, is a prerequisite for POSC 305.
Students have considerable flexibility in selecting a program, in consultation with their adviser, that will meet their particular interests. All students must complete the liberal studies program described on pages 43-47.

Major in Political Science
(B.A. Degree)


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
POSC 201. Introduction to Western Political Theory     3
POSC 225. U.S. Government                              3
Foreign language courses                             6-8
Liberal studies courses                               14
                                                    ____
                                                   32-34

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy                   3
POSC 230. International Relations                      3
Foreign language courses if needed or electives [1]    6
Liberal studies courses                               10
Political science electives                            6
                                                    ____
                                                      28

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
POSC 305. Political Research Methods [2]               3
Choose three of the following:                         9
  Comparative politics elective
  International relations elective
  Theory elective
  American government elective
Liberal studies courses                               14
Electives                                              4
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
Political science electives                            6
Electives                                             24
                                                    ____
                                                      30
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Notes:
[1]
See foreign language requirements for B.A. degree.
[2]
MATH 220, Elementary Statistics, is a prerequisite for POSC 305.

Public Administration

The major in public administration, building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, develops professional competency for students who are preparing for public service careers at various levels of government or with quasi-public, non-profit institutions and organizations.

The program relates theoretical concepts and political theory to managerial applications in the public sector. The purpose of the major is to educate prospective administrators at the executive entry level for careers in public service, as well as to prepare students who plan to continue their education at graduate or professional schools.

Major in Public Administration [1]
(B.S. Degree)


                                                  Credit
Foundation Program Requirements                    Hours
ACTG 241. Financial Accounting                         3
ACTG 242. Managerial Accounting                        3
ECON 131. Principles of Economics (Micro)              3
ECON 132. Principles of Economics (Macro)              3
IDS 104. Microcomputer Applications                    1
IDS 204. Computer Information Systems                  2
POSC 225. U.S. Government                              3
POSC 359. State and Local Government                   3
                                                    ____
                                                      21

                                                  Credit
Major Requirements                                 Hours
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
POSC 305. Political Research Methods [2]               3
PUAD 265. Public Administration                        3
PUAD 366. Public Personnel Administration              3
PUAD 381. Budgetary Process                            3
PUAD 420. Public Management                            3
PUAD 496. Internship in Public Administration          6
Electives chosen from the following:                   9
  BLAW 495-496. Business Law I-II
  ECON 326. Public Finance
  ECON 382. Urban Economics
  ECON 426. Theory of Public Choice
  ECON 475. Regional Economics
  POSC 360. Urban Politics
  POSC 368. Interest Groups and Public Policy
  POSC 380. The National Executive
  POSC 405. American Political System
  POSC 410. Administration in Criminal Justice
  PUAD 347. Comparative Public Policy
  PUAD 358. Public Policy
  PUAD 415. Administrative Law
  PUAD 425. Regional Planning and Organization
  PUAD 426. Urban Planning
                                                    ____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
Liberal studies requirements                          43
Mathematics course (B.S. degree)                       3
Foundation program (less six hours social science)    15
Major requirements                                    33
Free electives                                        26
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                                                     120
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Notes:
[1]
No more than 27 hours in this program can be chosen from courses offered by the College of Business.
[2]
MATH 220, Elementary Statistics, is a prerequisite for POSC 305.

Program for Major
in Public Administration


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
POSC 225. U.S. Government                              3
Liberal studies courses                               15
Mathematics courses                                    6
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
ACTG 241. Financial Accounting                         3
ACTG 242. Managerial Accounting                        3
ECON 131. Principles of Economics (Micro)              3
ECON 132. Principles of Economics (Macro)              3
IDS 104. Microcomputer Applications                    1
IDS 204. Computer Information Systems                  2
POSC 359. State and Local Government                   3
PUAD 265. Public Administration                        3
Liberal studies courses                                9
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
POSC 305. Political Research Methods                   3
PUAD 366. Public Personnel Administration              3
PUAD 381. Budgetary Process                            3
Liberal studies courses                               15
Public administration electives                        3
                                                    ____
                                                      30

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
PUAD 420. Public Management                            3
PUAD 496. Internship in Public Administration          6
Free electives                                        12
Public administration electives                        9
                                                    ____
                                                      30
For additional information and advisement, contact Dr. Douglas Skelley, Department of Political Science, Maury Hall.

Minor in Public Administration

The requirement for a minor in public administration is 24 credit hours of courses including:

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
ECON 131. Principles of Economics (Micro)              3
ECON 132. Principles of Economics (Macro)              3
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
PUAD 265. Public Administration                        3
PUAD 366. Public Personnel Administration              3
PUAD 420. Public Management                            3
Choose two of the following:                           6
  ECON 326. Public Finance
  POSC 225. U.S. Government
  POSC 359. State and Local Government
  PUAD 381. Budgetary Process
  PUAD 415. Administrative Law
  PUAD 425. Regional Planning and Organization
  PUAD 426. Urban Planning
                                                    ____
                                                      24
Students completing the minor are also encouraged to take PUAD 496, Internship in Public Administration.

For further information and advisement regarding the major or minor programs in public administration, contact Dr. Douglas Skelley, Maury Hall, Room 215, Department of Political Science.

Minor in Political Science

A student may minor in political science by completing 18 credit hours of approved political science or public administration courses from the following list:

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
POSC 201. Introduction to Western Political Theory     3
POSC 225. U.S. Government                              3
Choose one upper-level American government             3
  course from the following:
  POSC 325. Constitutional Law
  POSC 359. State and Local Government
  POSC 360. Urban Politics
  POSC 362. Political Behavior
  POSC 368. Interest Groups and Public Policy
  POSC 369. Political Parties and Elections
  POSC 380. The National Executive
  POSC 385. The Legislative Process
  PUAD 358. Public Policy
Choose Option One or Option Two                        6
  Option One:
    POSC 230. International Relations                  3
    Choose one of the following:                       3
        POSC 370. U.S. Foreign Policy
        POSC 395. International Law
        POSC 396. International Organizations
        POSC 435. Seminar in International Terrorism
        POSC 460. Contemporary Problems in 
          International Relations
  Option Two:
    POSC 240. Comparative Politics                     3
    Choose one of the following:                       3
        POSC 337. Russian Political System
        POSC 339. Politics of Communist and Post-
          Communist Systems
        POSC 340. Political Development in the 
          Third World
        POSC 345. European Governments
        POSC 347. Comparative Public Policy
        POSC 350. Latin American Politics
        POSC 355. East Asian Politics
Elective chosen from 300-level courses listed          3
  above or from the following:
    PUAD 265. Public Administration
    POSC 300. Political Analysis
    POSC 310. Political Theory: Ancient to Early Modern
    POSC 315. Political Theory: Early Modern to 
      the 19th Century
    POSC 316. Contemporary Political Theory
    POSC 320. Radical Political Theory Since 1844
    POSC 330. American Political Thought
For additional information and advisement, contact Dr. Kay Knickrehm, Department of Political Science, Maury Hall.

Minor in Human Services

The interdisciplinary minor program in human services is designed to prepare students to fulfill more effectively their responsibilities in public service settings. This program has three basic components -dealing effectively with persons on an individual basis, dealing with persons in a group setting, and coping with and understanding the complexities of an organization.

For more information, see page 159.

Initial Secondary Teaching License in Government

In addition to the liberal studies and academic major requirements, students desiring secondary teaching licensure must complete the following as part of their program:

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education            3
  (junior year)
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology (junior year)       3
EDUC 410. Multicultural Education (senior year)        1
EDUC 416. School Discipline and Classroom              1
  Management (senior year)
HTH 370. The School Health Program                     2
  (any appropriate time)
POSC 110. Introduction to Political Science            3
POSC 225. U.S. Government                              3
POSC 359. State and Local Government                   3
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child [1] 
  (sophomore year)
READ 414. Reading and Writing in the                   1
  Content Areas (senior year)                             
SEED 371H. Clinical Techniques, Social Studies         3
  Methods (normally in first semester of 
  senior year)
SEED 381. Field Experience (Practicum) in              3
  Secondary Education (normally in first semester 
  of senior year)
SEED 480. Student Teaching (senior year)              12
SPED 402. Teaching Mildly Disabled Students            1
  in Regular Classes (senior year)
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Notes:
1
PSYC 160 is a prerequisite for PSYC 270.
It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. See pages 111-113 in this catalog for admission procedures to the teacher education program.

Students seeking licensure are encouraged to consult regularly with the Department of Secondary Education, Library Science and Educational Leadership.


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