GEP Political Science Major Requirements (rev. 8/13/12) (for the Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 & transfer students who entered SJU under the GEP) Degree Requirements: 40 courses are required for graduation. These 40 courses are comprised of: A) GEP Signature Core, B) GEP Variable courses, C) GEP Integrative Learning Courses, D) free electives E) Major Requirements, and F) Overlays. A. GEP Signature Core Courses All non-transfer students must take these 6 Courses at SJU. 1. PHL 154 Moral Foundations 2. THE 154 Faith, Justice & the Catholic Tradition 3. ENG 102 Texts and Contexts (pre-req: ENG 101) 4. HIS 154 Forging the Modern World 5. First Year Seminar (XXX 150) 6. Faith and Reason Course (pre-req: PHL 154 and THE 154). See page 3 for additional information note on this requirement. B. GEP Variable Courses Fine & Performing Arts or Literature Mathematics (Beauty) Natural Science Non-native Language Social/Behavioral Science Philosophy (Philosophical Anthropology) Theology (Religious Difference) Writing Semester completed Department Contact information: Dr. Lisa Baglione Chair, Political Science Barbelin 212 [email protected] ∙ 610-660-1749 Therese Fasy Administrative Assistant Barbelin 211 [email protected] ∙ 610-660-1567 Course(s) required/taken Please note students may earn AP credit and/or use transfer credits to meet these requirements. One course One course. A score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB or BC AP exam fulfills this requirement. One lab course or 2 non-lab courses. If two non-lab courses are taken, an elective will be used to fulfill the second course. 1-2 courses at the level in which the student is placed. Possible sequence options include: 101_____ 102_____ (2 courses) 102_____ 201 _____ (2 courses) 201 _____ 202 _____ (2 courses) 202 _____ 301 _____ (2 courses) 301 _____ (1 course) AP Score of 4 – awarded credit for 202 and required to complete one additional course at SJU (typically 301 or 303) AP score of 5 - awarded credit for 2 courses - requirement is fulfilled. No additional courses required at SJU. POL 101 or 111 Intro to American Government Semester Completed Course 1 Course 2 One course (pre-req: PHL 154) One course - course used to fulfill this requirement cannot also be used to satisfy the diversity/globalization/non-Western area studies overlay requirement ENG 101 Craft of Language - A score of 4 or 5 on the English Literature or Language AP test fulfills this requirement. C. GEP Integrative Learning Courses for Political Science Majors (3 courses) 1. MAT 118 Intro to Statistics 2. ECN 102 Macro Economics 3. Individualized Choice. Students can choose from the following: upper division ECN, HIS, PHL, PSY, SOC or continuing non-native language course, beyond the GEP requirement. Semester Completed GEP Political Science Major Requirements, continued from reverse side (for the Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 & transfer students who entered SJU under the GEP) D. Free Electives (Minimum 10 courses) Note that the number of free electives may vary depending on AP credits, natural science option completed, and number of courses required for the non-native language requirement. Semester Elective Elective completed Natural Science (if 2 non-lab are taken) Semester completed E. Major Requirements (12 Courses) Semester completed Course POL 101 or 111 Intro to American Government (Satisfies the GEP Social Science Requirement) Introductory Courses If possible, students who enter as Political Science majors in freshmen year will take one of the POL 10X introductory courses in each semester of the first year. These POL 10X sections are restricted to freshman. The POL 11X sections are open to all students. Students are required to complete the introductory courses before taking upper division political science courses. In particular, students shouldt take either POL 201 or 231 prior to taking any upper division courses. The ideal is to take 201/231 in the 4th semester after having completed at least three other introductory courses 1. 2. 3. 4. POL 103/113 Intro to Comparative Politics POL 105/115 Intro to International Politics POL 107/117 Intro to Political Thought POL 201 or POL 231 Introduction to Political Science Research (certified as Writing Intensive) Upper Division Courses (7 POL 300 and 400-level courses) (POL 201/231 is pre-req for these) 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Political Science Seminar (40X level course) 12. F. Overlays An elective, major course, GEP course, or minor course may be used to fulfill the ethic-intensive and DGNW overlays, if so certified. Please see below for additional information on these requirements. 1. Writing-Intensive (pre-req: ENG 102) POL 201 or 231 (Research Methods) meets this requirement 2. 3. Ethics-Intensive (pre-req: PHL 154) Diversity/Globalization/non-Western Semester Completed 1. GEP Political Science Major – Typical Course Sequence (for the Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 & transfer students who entered SJU under the GEP) Note regarding Three Overlays and the Faith & Reason Requirement: As noted on the previous page, in addition to the courses outlined in the typical course sequence, students must complete: (1) one course certified in diversity, globalization, or non-Western studies, (2) one ethics-intensive course, and (3) one writing-intensive course. An elective, major course, select GEP courses, a minor course, or an elective may be used to fulfill these overlays. Below are specific guidelines for each class with regard to overlay requirements and the Faith & Reason signature core course: Class of 2014: Of the four GEP requirements, Faith Reason and the three overlay requirements, students in the class of 2014 need to satisfy two of the four requirements With respect to these four components of the GEP, this means that students in the class of 2014 would have to complete (1) a Faith and Reason course and one overlay requirement OR (2) two overlay requirements. Class of 2015: Of the four GEP requirements, Faith Reason and the three overlay requirements, students in the class of 2015 need to satisfy three of the four. Students in the class of 2015 would have to complete (1) a Faith and Reason course and two overlay requirements OR (2) all three overlay requirements. Class of 2016: Must complete all four requirements - Faith Reason and the three overlay requirements. FIRST-YEAR SOPHOMORE YEAR JUNIOR YEAR SENIOR YEAR 1. 2. 3. 4. Fall ENG 101 Non-Native Language I HIS 154 or FY Seminar1 PHL 154 or THE 1541 POL 10X Intro Course Fall POL 11X Intro Course MAT Beauty ECN 102 (ILC) or POL 11X1 Intro Course PHL Anthropology or Religious Diff.1 Elective or Art/Lit1.4 Fall POL Upper Division Elective3 POL Upper Division Elective3 Faith & Reason or Natural science1 Elective 4 Elective4 Fall POL Upper Division Elective 3or POL 40X seminar1 POL Upper Division Elective3 ILC (3rd) or Elective1,4 Natural Science 2 (non-lab) or Elective4 Elective4 Spring ENG 102 Non-Native Language II HIS 154 or FY Seminar1 THE 154 or PHL 1541 POL 10X Intro Course Spring POL 201or POL 231 (Writing Intensive)2 Mat 118 (ILC) ECN 102 (ILC) or POL 11X1 Intro Course THE Religious Diff. or PHL Anthropology1 Art/Lit or elective1,4 Spring POL Upper Division Elective3 POL Upper Division Elective3 Natural science or Faith & Reason1 Elective4 Elective4 Spring POL Upper Division Elective 3 or POL 40X Seminar1 POL Upper Division Elective3 ILC (3rd) or Elective1,4 Elective4 Elective4 In instances where multiple courses are listed (separated with an "or"), students should take one of those suggested courses in the fall and the other in the spring. See notes above for additional information on the overlay requirements. For Political Science Majors, the Writing intensive overlay is satisfied by the POL 201 or 231 Research Methods course. Seven Upper Division Political Science courses (POL 300-495) are required. Note that the number of free electives may vary depending on AP credits awarded, the natural science option completed (one lab course vs. two non-lab courses), and number of courses completed for the non-native language requirement.