Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science
This program is a traditional major in political science designed for students who wish to prepare themselves for careers that build on a background in political science or who seek knowledge of political life as part of a liberal education.
The program offers courses in the following fields:
(A) American Politics (POLSC 236,305, 310, 312, 336, 337, 352, 370, 375)
(B) Political Thought (POLSC 320, 321, 343, 344, 345, 346, 380, 385)
(C) Comparative and International Politics (POLSC 205, 231, 355, 360, 390)
Course Number and Title
POLSC 101 Understanding Politics
POLSC 102 Democracy in Am.
POLSC 343 West. Polit. Thought I
POLSC 345 West. Polit. Thought III
POLSC 431 Human Being and Citizen
Sr. Status; Dept. Major
POLSC 205 Comparative Politics
POLSC 231 International Politics
Electives from political science
Majors are required to demonstrate either:
Proficiency in a modern or ancient language through the intermediate level
Proficiency in a modern or ancient language through the elementary level and completion of a study or internship abroad
*Students should consult their academic advisor or the Department Chair for definitions of “elementary” and Intermediate” and for how to demonstrate proficiency in a language not learned at Ashland University. For this major, study or internship abroad must involve at least four weeks of travel outside of the United States, and may be completed through an AU study abroad/away, an independent study course (498), or an elective internship (293, 393, or 493).
Note: No more than 24 hours of required or elective courses may count toward both the IPS and the POLSC majors.
Courses and Descriptions