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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Political Science Major: Bach Arts | Political Science - American Politics: Concen | Political Science - Comp Politics & Area Studies: Concen | Political Science - International Politics: Concen | Political Science Minor | Political Science - Pre-Law: Concen
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Political Science Major: Bach Arts    
   Major Courses (31 cr. to be chosen)    
      PSC 1510   American Government 3 cr.  American political structure to include the organization, powers, functions and services of national, state and local government and their interdependence in seeking solutions to contemporary social, economic, and political issues. 
      PSC 3030/3410 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         PSC 3030   International Relations 3 cr.  Analysis of world politics, sources of foreign policy, dynamics of the existing international system, systematic theorizing about future developments. 
         PSC 3410   Comparative Politics 3 cr.  Comparative analysis of political phenomena, emphasizing the dynamics of power, governmental institutions, social-economic-cultural configurations, and patterns of values and ideologies among various countries. 
      PSC 4310   Political Theory 3 cr.  Examination of the historical, theoretical, and qualitative explanations for basic concepts in the formation of government such as justice, liberty, political authority, and the public good. Through careful readings of primary texts, students are introduced to the body of philosophical thought on politics and governing that has developed over 2500 years. 
      SW  3960   Social Research Methods (SOC/SW*) 4 cr.  Prepares students to become educated consumers of evidence-based social work and social science research to inform and improve practice, policy, and social service delivery. Orients to scientific and ethical approaches to building knowledge through the use of quantitative and qualitative research processes. Emphasizes importance of understanding ethical considerations when conducting research with human subjects. Prerequisites: CIS 2380; SW 2300 (for social work majors only), SOC 2020 (for sociology majors only). 
      PSC 4930   Internship 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
      PSC 4950   Senior Seminar 3 cr.  An in-depth examination and synthesis of the theoretical concepts, controversial issues and trends in the Political Science major. Students write and present a final project that demonstrates integrated knowledge of the major and their achievements of program outcomes. Prerequisite: Senior status in the major. 
      Concentration Option (12 cr. to be chosen)    
Political Science - American Politics: Concen    
   Concentration Courses (12 cr. to be chosen)    
      PSC 3770   State and Local Government 3 cr.  Analysis of state and local governments, local forces, trends in metropolitan and suburban politics, problems in planning in an age of urbanization and governmental relations. 
      PSC 4010   Political Parties and Elections 3 cr.  Examination of United States political parties and elections and their roles in the American system of government with a focus on the debates, controversies, and paradoxes implicit to political parties and elections. 
      HIS 4320   Foreign Policy History of the United States 3 cr.  Influence of foreign policy on past and present life of the United States; emphasis on the nation as a world power, taking into account the viewpoints of the international community of nations. 
      HIS 4540   United States in the Modern Era 3 cr.  Development of the United States as a world power and its impact on the social, economic, cultural, and political changes in the contemporary era. 
Political Science - Comp Politics & Area Studies: Concen    
   Concentration Courses (12 cr. to be chosen)    
      PSC 3410   Comparative Politics 3 cr.  Comparative analysis of political phenomena, emphasizing the dynamics of power, governmental institutions, social-economic-cultural configurations, and patterns of values and ideologies among various countries. 
      Global Studies Option (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         HIS 4631   Global Studies: Modern Africa (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern sub-Saharan Africa, with attention to relationships with the non-African world. 
         HIS 4632   Global Studies: Modern Asia (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern Asia, with an emphasis on China, Japan, and India, and attention to domestic developments and global relationships. 
         HIS 4633   Global Studies: Modern Latin America (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern Latin America, with attention to regional and global relationships. 
         HIS 4634   Global Studies: Modern Middle East (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to the modern Middle East, with an emphasis on Arab and Islamic cultures, attention to the non-Arab and non-Islamic dimensions of the region and to global relationships. 
Political Science - International Politics: Concen    
   Concentration Courses (12 cr. to be chosen)    
      PSC 3030   International Relations 3 cr.  Analysis of world politics, sources of foreign policy, dynamics of the existing international system, systematic theorizing about future developments. 
      HIS 4320   Foreign Policy History of the United States 3 cr.  Influence of foreign policy on past and present life of the United States; emphasis on the nation as a world power, taking into account the viewpoints of the international community of nations. 
      HIS 3310   Early Modern World: Age of Discovery and Revolution 3 cr.  World history in the period of European global expansion from the formation of the Spanish and Portuguese Empires in the Sixteenth Century to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, including a study of politics, culture, ideas, and religion of Europe and the World. 
      HIS 3320   Modern World 3 cr.  World history from 1789 C.E. to the present, including a study of modern global culture realms. Special attention is given to global crises and achievements, the Cold War and its aftermath, and global, political, and economic development. 
Political Science Minor    
   Minor Courses (21 cr. to be chosen)    
      PSC 1510   American Government 3 cr.  American political structure to include the organization, powers, functions and services of national, state and local government and their interdependence in seeking solutions to contemporary social, economic, and political issues. 
      PSC 3030/3410 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         PSC 3030   International Relations 3 cr.  Analysis of world politics, sources of foreign policy, dynamics of the existing international system, systematic theorizing about future developments. 
         PSC 3410   Comparative Politics 3 cr.  Comparative analysis of political phenomena, emphasizing the dynamics of power, governmental institutions, social-economic-cultural configurations, and patterns of values and ideologies among various countries. 
      PSC 3770   State and Local Government 3 cr.  Analysis of state and local governments, local forces, trends in metropolitan and suburban politics, problems in planning in an age of urbanization and governmental relations. 
      PSC 4310   Political Theory 3 cr.  Examination of the historical, theoretical, and qualitative explanations for basic concepts in the formation of government such as justice, liberty, political authority, and the public good. Through careful readings of primary texts, students are introduced to the body of philosophical thought on politics and governing that has developed over 2500 years. 
      Minor electives (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         CJ  2350   American Judicial Process (CJ*/PSC) 3 cr.  Analysis of the American state and federal court systems; history, traditions, and philosophy underlying the American system of justice; legal systems and law; court structures and roles: judges, prosecutors, attorneys, litigants; and the adjudication process: arrest to arraignment, trials, juries, and sentencing. 
         CJ  4050   Constitutional Law (CJ*/PSC) 3 cr.  Introduction to constitutional law, political theory. Historical examination of the major Supreme Court decisions which have contributed to contemporary judicial interpretations of the Constitution. 
         HIS 1010   World Problems (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Analysis of the most significant contemporary world issues confronting the international community of nations and citizens of United States. 
         HIS 4631   Global Studies: Modern Africa (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern sub-Saharan Africa, with attention to relationships with the non-African world. 
         HIS 4632   Global Studies: Modern Asia (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern Asia, with an emphasis on China, Japan, and India, and attention to domestic developments and global relationships. 
         HIS 4633   Global Studies: Modern Latin America (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to modern Latin America, with attention to regional and global relationships. 
         HIS 4634   Global Studies: Modern Middle East (HIS*/PSC) 3 cr.  Study of selected historical and political problems and themes related to the modern Middle East, with an emphasis on Arab and Islamic cultures, attention to the non-Arab and non-Islamic dimensions of the region and to global relationships. 
         LAW 2100   Law, Society, and Politics (LAW*/PSC/SOC) 3 cr.  This core curriculum law course examines the social, political, and historical contexts of law as a social institution. Students will examine historical, political, and societal perspectives on why law is made, how it is made in legislatures and the courts, and how it shapes what individuals do on an everyday basis. Students focus on legal institutions and resolution processes including historical and recent case law, institutional political science, resultant social policy, and its impact on society through mixed media and an examination of case studies. This is not a legal specialty course and permission to use it for major credit must be obtained from the Program Director prior to enrolling in the course. 
         PSC 3030   International Relations 3 cr.  Analysis of world politics, sources of foreign policy, dynamics of the existing international system, systematic theorizing about future developments. 
         PSC 3410   Comparative Politics 3 cr.  Comparative analysis of political phenomena, emphasizing the dynamics of power, governmental institutions, social-economic-cultural configurations, and patterns of values and ideologies among various countries. 
         PSC 4010   Political Parties and Elections 3 cr.  Examination of United States political parties and elections and their roles in the American system of government with a focus on the debates, controversies, and paradoxes implicit to political parties and elections. 
Political Science - Pre-Law: Concen    
   Concentration Courses (12 cr. to be chosen)    
      LAW 1010   Legal Research and Writing I 3 cr.  An introduction to the law library and the use of legal references; the techniques of legal research as used in writing letters, instruments, pleadings, briefs, and memoranda. Emphasis on State law. Prerequisite: WRT 1020 and completion of the Writing Assessment with a score of 4T or completion of required WRT 1150 component. 
      LAW 2100   Law, Society, and Politics (LAW*/PSC/SOC) 3 cr.  This core curriculum law course examines the social, political, and historical contexts of law as a social institution. Students will examine historical, political, and societal perspectives on why law is made, how it is made in legislatures and the courts, and how it shapes what individuals do on an everyday basis. Students focus on legal institutions and resolution processes including historical and recent case law, institutional political science, resultant social policy, and its impact on society through mixed media and an examination of case studies. This is not a legal specialty course and permission to use it for major credit must be obtained from the Program Director prior to enrolling in the course. 
      CJ  2350   American Judicial Process (CJ*/PSC) 3 cr.  Analysis of the American state and federal court systems; history, traditions, and philosophy underlying the American system of justice; legal systems and law; court structures and roles: judges, prosecutors, attorneys, litigants; and the adjudication process: arrest to arraignment, trials, juries, and sentencing. 
      CJ  4050   Constitutional Law (CJ*/PSC) 3 cr.  Introduction to constitutional law, political theory. Historical examination of the major Supreme Court decisions which have contributed to contemporary judicial interpretations of the Constitution. 
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