Aug 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science Major, B.A. with Secondary Social Studies Teacher Licensure Concentration


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Degree seeking students who wish to obtain Colorado Licensure for Secondary Social Studies with a major in Political Science must earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. In addition to course requirements in the major, all Social Studies licensure candidates must complete a core curriculum that provides a foundation in History, Geography, Economics, and Behavioral Science and addresses the objectives of the content area examination. The core curriculum is supported by courses in the major. The Political Science major will take courses in political theory, political analysis, and coursework in American or international/comparative political systems.

A grade of "C-" or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor's degree and teacher licensure program.

Required General Studies


  • Students must satisfy the Written Communication general studies requirement.
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • General Studies Arts and Humanities (6 credits)*
  • General Studies Historical (satisfied by additional required content area courses for social studies licensure)
  • General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits)* (GEG 1100, required in a later sequence, will satisfy 3 credits in Natural and Physical Sciences, so only 3 additional credits are needed to satisfy this category)
  • General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences (satisfied by EDS 3130 and EDS 3150 in licensure sequence)
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    General Studies total credits: 21

     

    Note:

    *Included in General Studies courses, students must select one that satisfies the Global Diversity requirement.

Political Science Major Electives


A minimum of 21 additional semester hours of political science must be completed. At least 18 of these 21 hours must be upper-division courses (3000- and 4000-level) and must be approved by the department. Generally, students may apply only 12 hours of credit in non-classroom courses toward the major as approved electives.

Political Science Major Core total credits: 21

Additional Content Courses for Secondary Social Studies Licensure


Summary of Requirements


Required General Studies

21 credits

Political Science Major Core

15 credits

Political Science Major Electives

21 credits

Additional Content Courses for Secondary Social Studies Licensure

27 credits

Foundation and Methods for Secondary Teacher Licensure

37 credits

Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure Total

121 credits

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