Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

History and Government - Government Concentration, BA/BS


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The Government Concentration is designed to enhance the student’s liberal arts education and also to nurture an understanding of the role of the government and the citizen in a polity. To this end, the program puts an emphasis on the core themes and subjects in three sub-fields. Students in the Government Concentration must successfully complete a minimum of forty-five semester hours in government courses. They will select at least two courses from each sub-field and these courses are to be taken sequentially and in accordance with the profile for the concentration. The choice of courses must be made in cooperation with a faculty advisor. Should the student wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, rather than a Bachelor of Science degree, then, the student must satisfy a foreign language requirement, which can also be met by passing a Foreign Language Proficiency Examination. Students who wish to pursue graduate studies in government are strongly encouraged to take twelve hours of Foreign Language Electives and, thereby, to graduate with a BA.

Bachelor Of Arts/Bachelor Of Science History And Government Major


The Department of History and Government offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in history and government. Students who wish to earn the BA degree are required to complete twelve semester hours of a foreign language in addition to other requirements. The BA/BS degrees in history and government require a minimum of forty-two semester hours for majors in the history concentration and forty-five semester hours for majors in the government concentration. The BS degree in history and government requires thirty-six semester hours for majors in the history (social studies) concentration.

Students who wish to pursue a major or minor in history and government must earn a grade of “C” or higher in departmental courses.

Core Requirements


General Education And Institutional Requirements


English Composition (6 semester hours)


Arts and Humanities (6 hours)


Sciences (Biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, 1 lab. course req.)


  • ____ ___ Science Electives 7-8 Credits

Mathematics 116 or above (3 hours )


  • MATH ___ Math Elective 3 Credits

Social Sciences (6 hrs.)


  • ____ ___ Social Science Electives 6 Credits

Technology (3 hours)


  • COSC ___ Computer Science Elective 3 Credits

Other General (Free) Education Electives (9 hours)


  • ____ ___ General Education Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ General Education Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ General Education Elective 3 Credits

Note:


See the full list of University General Education and Institutional Requirements  for additional options.

Students are encouraged to take SUMMER courses and attend MINI-SEMESTER in order to have a manageable semester load.

Note: The Department reserves the right to specify suitable general education courses, in keeping with COMAR, for its majors.

Total: 18


Total: 12


Total: 12


Sub-Fields


Students are required to take two courses from each of the following sub-fields: American Government, Comparative and International Politics, and Political Philosophy. At least one course from each sub-field has to be at or above the 300-level.

Total: 6


Total: 6


Total: 6


Sample Program


Freshman Year


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 16

Sophomore Year


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 18

Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Total: 14

Second Semester


Total: 12

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