Political science programs
As a political science major, you’ll compare the U.S. political system with those of other countries, study international relations, and examine issues of global importance. Your classes will be filled with discussion and debate as you and your peers are challenged to examine why you believe what you do. In the process, you’ll hone your critical thinking and public speaking skills and become better prepared for an active role as a Christian citizen in your nation and the world.
Political Science Minor
(Satisfies state secondary teaching endorsement requirements in American government, if all elective hours are in classes designated American politics. Students must also complete the requirements of the secondary education program. See the education department listing for requirements.)
|Political science electives: 16 credits
|PSC 310WIx - History of Political Thought
|PSC 320 - Christians and the Political Order
This course centers on the implications of the Christian faith for Christians in the political order. We will explore historical and current Christian interpretations of the role of government in society, distilling biblical values which undergird them. Prerequisite: junior standing, or permission of the instructor. (4 credits, alternate years, consult department) (American politics)
|Choose one course: 4 credits
|PSC 101SS - American Government
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) A broad survey of the
major political and governmental institutions in the United States, this
course examines how citizens attempt to influence their government and
how the government responds. The course also develops the foundations for
a biblical perspective on the role of government and the task of citizens.
|PSC 105SS - Liberalism and its Critics
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) A survey of contemporary
political ideologies such as liberalism,
conservatism, socialism, and others, with a special focus on liberalism
as the dominant political and economic ideology of our time. Students
will seek to understand the relevance of these ideologies for public
policy, and will seek to develop a Christian perspective on, and critique
of, contemporary ideologies.
|Total credits required: 28