ADVISEMENT, COURSE OVERRIDES, AND ADVISEMENT CODES
If you need to make an advisement appointment for the Spring 2013 Semester, please note the following Advisors for each concentration:
Please contact your respective Advisor for an appoitment.
Only your advisor can give you your advisement code. No one else has access to this code other than the Department Head. Should you be unable to contact your advisor by phone or email, please contact the Department Head, Dr. Fouad Moughrabi.
If you need to get into a closed class, a course override may be isssued to you. You will need the permission of the instructor. Your instructor can email the administrative assistant, Amy Oaks , and she can complete the course override for you. Once this has been completed, you may register for the course. There are other Helpful hints regaurding registration located on the Records and Registration Website.
Each concentration within the Political Science major requires students to complete POLS 101 (American Government), POLS 102 (World Politics) and POLS 200 (Research Methods). In addition, each concentration requires nine hours of course work at the 200 level, with the courses distributed across five of the following disciplinary subfields:
1) Political Behavior and Methodology,
2) Political Theory,
3) Public Law and Administration,
4) American Institutions and Processes, and
5) International Relations and Comparative Government.
All four concentrations also require nine hours of course work at the 300 level and fifteen hours of course work at the 400 level, with no more than six of the 400 level hours from directed studies or internships. The number of related courses required for each concentration varies from twelve hours for American Studies and Public Administration to twenty hours for International and Comparative Studies and for Legal Studies, a difference resulting from the foreign language requirements in the latter concentrations. The number of elective hours available within each concentration ranges from fifteen for International Studies and Legal Studies to twenty-three for American Studies and Public Administration. Again, this difference results from the presence (or absence) of a foreign language requirement.