POLI 395-399: Independent Study
POLI 400: Political Analysis Senior Coordinating Seminar The Coordinating Seminar is designed to enhance and integrate the student’s comprehension of politics; and to develop further, critical and analytical skills in reading, writing and research. 3 credits POLI 490: Fieldwork and Internships I Qualified individuals will be placed in internship positions with public officials, political organizations and governmental agencies particularly, not exclusively, in the local community. Students may also design, in consultation with the program director, an appropriate program of field research. Prerequisite: Permission of Department. 3 credits, Fall POLI 491: Fieldwork and Internships II Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
3 credits, Spring
Semester or summer internships in Washington, DC are available to all majors for academic credit through Gannon’s affiliation with the Washington Center. See Professor Jubulis or Cheryl Rink in the Center for Experiential Education for further details. Political Science Curriculum Liberal Studies Core Requirements: 39 credit hours Program Requirements: Concentrators should successfully complete 36 credit hours in Political Science and 43 credit hours in cognate and elective subjects, including the following courses:
Freshman Orientation: POLI 101 (NC)
Introduction: POLI 111, 112, 133, 220
Upper Level Core: POLI 360; 400, one of the following: POLI 321, 322, 340, 341 343 and one of the following: POLI 210, 260, 312, 315, 317, 350, 357. Experiential Learning Component: One of the following: POLI 342, 490, or 491 – 3 credits. Program Electives: 9 credits of upper level courses or Internship Fieldwork, Independent Study of Intersession Courses.
Cognate Requirements: 9 credit hours including:
Social Science Cognates: 6 credit hours from Economics/BCOR 111 or BCOR 112 or Sociology/SOCI 110 or Psychology/PSYC 111 or HIST 221/222.
Statistics: 3 credits
Required: Language: 6 credit hours in Language
Electives: 32 credits
Legal Studies: Law and Politics Students pursuing this track will take most of the required courses in the Political Science major, but will substitute 2 legal courses, Introduction to Law & Society and Legal Analysis & Persuasion, for 2 upper level Political Science courses. Students who intend to go on to law school are encouraged to complete the Legal Studies Certificate. The certificate can be completed within the four year program by using those courses as the allowable cognates and electives offered in the Political Science Program.