department of political science

Combined Majors

The Department of Political Science offers the combined major in the following disciplines: political science and economics; political science and geography; and political science and mass communications. Students must complete the requirements for both majors in order to earn a combined major. However, by electing the combined major six political science units will count toward the other major's elective requirements and vice versa. Please consult your adviser in both departments to see a list of approved courses.

Political Science and Economics Combined Major

Political Science Requirements:

 

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

 
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. 

 


 

Economics Requirements:

 

Foundation Requirements (18 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles 3
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory 3
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON 400+ 400 Level Elective not including 495 or 497 3

Electives (6 units)
Majors must complete 2 upper level (300 or above) Economics courses. Only one internship in Economics will count toward see your economics adviser for a list of acceptable courses.


Calculus Requirement (3-4 units)*
Course Number Course Name Units
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications or
Calculus I
3-4

 

 

Political Science and Geography and Environmental Planning Combined Major

Political Science Requirements

 

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

 
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. 

 

Geography and Environmental Planning Requirements

 

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 1 upper level (300 or above) regional course from Geography and Environmental Planning.

Electives (6 units)
Majors must complete 2 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 and Mass Communication Combined Major

Political Science Requirements

 

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

 
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 one 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. 

 

Mass Communication:

 

Foundation Requirements (18 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
3
COMM 201 Communication Theory

3
COMM 215 Interpersonal Communication
3
COMM 311 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3
COMM 331 Advocacy and Argument
3
COMM 377 Intercultural Communication
3
COMM 419 Organizational Communication
3
COMM 480 Research Methods
3

 


Electives (6 units)

Majors must select 2 Mass Communication courses above the 200 level.  Please see your adviser or the course catalog for a list of approved courses. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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