2014-2015 University Catalog

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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJORS IN HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.
** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements.

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
HIST 2321 - Eastern Civilization 3
PSCI 3301 - Rsrch Meths in Soc Science 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture* 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physcal Science Lab* 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad2 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
HIST 2322 - Western Civivilization 3
HIST - Non-U.S. Hist Elective3 3
CAO III - Communication* 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad2 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
HIST 3302 - History of Texas 3
HIST 3303 - Historical Methods 3
PSCI 3313 - Classical Pol Philosophy 3
PSCI - American Politics4 3
PSCI - Adv PSCI Elective5 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
HIST - U.S. History6 3
HIST - Non-U.S. History Elective3 3
PSCI 3314 - Modern Political Philosophy 3
PSCI - International Relations7 3
PSCI - Adv PSCI Elective5 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
PSCI 4311 - Constitutional Law 3
PSCI - Comparative Politics8 3
PSCI - Comp/Intl PSCI Elective9 3
HIST - Non-U.S. History Elective3 3
HIST - U.S. History6 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
PSCI 4351 - Senior Seminar in PSCI 3
General Elective 2
HIST 4310 - Historical Perspectives 3
HIST - U.S. History6 3
   
Total 12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra. MATH 1342, Introductory Statistics, strongly recommended.
2Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
3Non-U.S. History, select 9 SCH from HIST 3301, 3330, 3391, 3392, 3393, 3394, 3395, 4330, 4331, 4332, 4340, 4341, 4342 or 4391.
4American Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3320, PSCI 4312 or 4320.
5Advanced PSCI, select 6 SCH at the 3000 level or above not used for any other requirement.
6U.S. History, select 9 SCH from HIST 3370, 3375, 3380, 3385, 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367, 4368 4390.
7International Relations, select 3 SCH from PSCI 4335 or 4340.
8Comparative Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3305 or 3310.
9Comparative/International Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3308, 3340, 4309, or 4321 (when the topic is Comparative or International); this requirement may also be met by the "second" or unused course in the Comparative Politics or International Relations required course sequence; and 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level (or higher for BA/MA students) not used for any other requirement.

Note: See information on the combined BA/MA degree in History.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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