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Department of Geography and Environmental Planning

Combined Major in Geography and Political Science

A major in Geography and Political Science combines human-environment interrelationships and the study of the state. Students learn how the physical world influences the development of governments.

Geography and Environmental Planning Requirements (34-38)

Majors must select two Geography courses to fulfill the Political Science requirements. Please see your Geography advisor and/or the checklist for a list of approved courses.

 

Foundation Requirements (16 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 109/110 or
GEOG 102/112 or
GEOG 105
Human Geography or
World Regional or
Geography of International Affairs
3
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps 3
GEOG 232 Introduction to GIS 4
GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Though 3

Regional Requirements (3 units)
Majors must complete one upper level (300 or above) regional course from Geography and Environmental Planning.

Electives (6 units)
Majors must complete two upper level (300 or above) Geography courses


Statistics Requirement (3-4 units)*
Course Number Course Name Units
GEOG 375 or
ECON 205 or
SOCI 212 or
MATH 231
Quantitative Methods in Geography or
Statistics for Economics or
Social Statistics or
Basic Statistics
3-4
*If a non-geography statistics course is taken, an additional geography elective must be fulfilled

 


Political Science Requirements (33 units)

Majors must complete 2 upper-level Political courses to fulfill the Geography requirements. Please see your Political Science advisor or the checklist for a list of approved courses.

 

Foundation Requirements (9 units)
Majors must select 3 lower level (100 or/and 200) courses from Political Science

Research Requirement (3 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
POSC 301 Political Research 3

Topical Areas (12 units)*
Topical Area Course Number Course Name Units
Public Administration

POSC 375

POSC 381

POSC 383

POSC 384

Public Administration

The Presidency

Congress

The Judicial System

3
Comparative Politics

POSC 337

POSC 339

POSC 340

Comparative Govt. of Foreign Powers

Comparative Political Systems

Comparative Public Policy

3
International Relations

POSC 303

POSC 434

POSC 436

POSC 447

Theory of International Relations

Comparative Foreign Policy

U.S Foreign Policy

International Law & Organizations

3
Law and the Judicial System

POSC 418

POSC 419

POSC 420

POSC 422

Constitutional Law and Politics

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties : The First and  Fourteenth Amendments

Constitutional Protections:Person Liberty and the Rights of the Accused

The Supreme Court

3
Political Theory

POSC 427

POSC 428

POSC 430

Political Theory I

Political Theory II

American Political Thought

3
State and Local Government

POSC 304

POSC 305

POSC 375

Politics of Metropolitan Growth and Change

Urban Government

Public Administration

3
*Majors must select 4 of the following courses. Each course must be in a different topical area.

 


Electives (6 units)

Majors must select 2 upper-divison (above 300) Political Science electives.  Course taken for Topical Areas  can not be used to fulfill this requirement.  No more than 9 units of special topics courses and

internship credit combined may be used to fulfill the electives requirement.

 

Seminar Requirement (3 units)
Majors must take 1 of the seminar course (481-486) offered by Political Science.  Students must have completed at least 15 units in Political Science and POSC 301 prior to taking the seminar course. 

Combined Major in Geography and Political Science checklist (PDF)

Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
Liberal Arts Building, Room 2210F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2973
Fax: 410-704-4702


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