The 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.
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Political science electives: 4 credits
PSC 101SS -
(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 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)
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PSC 130SS -
War, Terrorism, and Globalization
(4 credits, alternate years, consult department) This course investigates
war and terrorism in a globalized world. We will examine possible causes of
international conflict and the obstacles to peaceful solutions, as well as
studying the various aspects of globalization (political, economic, social,
etc.) as the context in which these issues take place.
PSC 235 -
No course description available.
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PSC 310WI -
History of Political Thought
(4 credits)(Writing intensive) A survey of the history of Western
political thought, through study of selected major thinkers in the
tradition. Emphasis will be placed both on each thinker's political
theory and how it fits in with the broader history of Western political
PSC 325 -
American Political Thought
A survey of the historical development of American political thought with attention to significant American political thinkers from the colonial period to the present. Special emphasis will be given to the uneasy relationship between liberalism and democracy and the interaction between American political institutions and culture. (4 credits, non-yearly, consult department) (American politics)
Total credits required: 20