Mary and Jeff Bell Library Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Subject Collection Development Policy Subject: Political Science Subject Librarian Liaison: Zachary Allred Section I: Program Descriptions Description of Undergraduate Program: “Political science is the study of politics, government and public policy at the local, state, national and international levels. It is concerned with the struggle for power and the exercise of power in public institutions. Political science seeks to reveal the patterns of behavior associated with politics, to explain the functioning of political and governmental institutions, to appraise alternative public policies, and to assess government’s role in society. “The purpose of the political science program is to provide instruction for all University students in the basics of United States and Texas government; to contribute to the development of university students through study of the ideas and practice of politics; and to prepare political science majors for careers in many fields and graduate study. The program also offers a limited number of graduate courses for students selecting political science in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program, and as electives in the Master of Public Administration Program. “The major in political science provides a proper background for a variety of diverse careers. Several career tracks are provided that can guide and prepare students for the job market.” (Source: 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog) Tracks Offered for Undergraduate Major: Public Administration/Policy Pre Law Comparative/International Academic (Source: 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog) Undergraduate Catalog Course Listings: The course listings are available in the University’s Undergraduate Catalog, which is available at: http://www.tamucc.edu/academics/index.html Section II: Collection Levels The designated collection levels will provide the appropriate support for the University’s curriculum and academic programs. The library adheres to library collection standards set by the State Higher Education Coordinating Board (http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (http://www.sacs.org/), and other accreditation agencies Subjects LC Call Number Range Collection Level General Legislative and Executive Papers United States Presidents’ Messages/Papers Other Regions and Countries J (1)-981 J 80-87 J 80-82 J 100-981 3 3 2 1 Political Science (General) Congresses History JA 1-92 JA 35.5 JA 81-84 2 1 2 Political Theory Oriental State Islamic State Ancient State Medieval State Modern State Nationalism Political Geography Forms of State JC 11-605 JC 47 JC 49 JC 51-93 JC 109-121 JC 131-273 JC 311-314 JC 319-323 JC 348-397 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 Political Institutions and Public Administration Comparative Government History Organs and Functions of Gov. Political Rights & Participation Public Administration Civil Service Political Parties JF 20-2112 JF 20-1177 JF 51-56 JF 225-619 JF 799-1177 JF 1338-2112 JF 1501-1521 JF 2011-2112 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 Political Institutions and Public Administration (North America) JJ 1000-1019 1 Political Institutions and Public Administration (United States) JK 1-9993 United States JK 1-9593 Government JK 404-1685 Political Rights JK 1717-2217 Political Parties JK 2255-2391 State Government JK 2403-9593 Confederated States of America JK 9663-9993 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 Political Institutions and Public Administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.) JL 1-3899 2 Canada JL 1-500 1 West Indies/ Caribbean JL 599.5-839 1 Mexico JL 1200-1299 2 Central America JL 1400-1679 2 South America JL 1850-3899 2 Political Institutions and Public Administration (Europe) JN 1-9689 General JN 1-97 2 1 Political Institutions and Public Administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific, etc.) JQ 21-6651 1 Asia JQ 21-1852 1 Africa JQ 1870-3981 1 Atlantic Ocean Islands JQ 3981.5-3986.7 1 Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands JQ 3995-6651 1 Local and Municipal Governments History Executive Branch/Mayor Legislative Elections United States JS 39-8500 JS 55-68 JS 141-163 JS 171 JS 221-227 JS 300-1583 1 1 1 0 1 1 Colonies, Colonization, Emigration, Immigration and International Migration JV 1-9480 1 Colonies and Colonization JV 1-5397 1 Societies JV 10-19 0 History JV 61-152 1 Colonizing Nations JV 500-5397 1 Emigration, Immigration and International Migration JV 6001-9480 Emigration JV 6091-6124 Immigration JV 6201-6347 United States JV 6403-7127 2 1 2 2 International Relations JZ 5-6530 Societies, Associations, Academies, Institutions, etc. JZ 24-38 Scope of International Relations/Political Theory JZ 1305-2060 State Territory and its Parts JZ 3674-3875 Promotion of Peace JZ 5511.2-6300 The Armed Conflict/War and Order JZ 6385-6405 Neutrality JZ 6422-6422.5 Humanitarian Aspects of War JZ 6530 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 Please note that the Mary and Jeff Bell Library is a Selective Federal Depository and the materials in the Government Documents Collection are available for student, faculty and public use. However, materials from the Government Documents Collection do not factor in to the collection levels listed above. Section III: Preferred Collection Formats and Languages Preferred Collection Format(s): Electronic for periodicals and indexes; Print for monographs. Lower-Priority Collection Formats: Microform. Language: English is the language of the collection. Section IV: Noteworthy Publishers: Houghton Mifflin Holt, Rinehart & Winston Macmillan Lexington Books HarperCollins http://www.hmco.com/indexf.html http://holtmcdougal.hmhco.com/hm/home.htm http://us.macmillan.com/ http://www.lexingtonbooks.com/ http://www.harpercollins.com/ Section V: Specialized Lists/Bibliographies in this Subject Area: Guide to the Records of the United States Senate at the National Archives, 1789-1989 / Robert W. Coren ... [et al.] ; prepared under the direction of Walter J. Stewart Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1989 [CD3042 .S46 U54] Guide to U.S. Government Publications / Donna Batten, Editor; Michigan: Thomson Gale; 2008 [Z1223 .Z7 A574] Section VI: Weeding Policy (Including Frequency of Collection Assessment): The collections for Political Science (in the Main and Reference collections) will be examined, and weeded, every 3 years. Weeding criteria include (1) Currency and relevance of material to the curriculum; (2) Updated/revised editions; and (3) Physical condition of the title (please see the “Weeding” section of the General Collection Development Policy). Section VII: Gift Policy: The library will accept donations of materials (monographs, periodicals, etc.) in this subject area. All donors are encouraged to fill out, and sign, a form with the Technical Services Department when the library accepts those materials. If the donor allows the library to keep all donated materials, then the library has the discretion about whether to integrate those materials into the collections or use them in another capacity, such as: (1) Donating those titles to another library; (2) Including them in the annual book sale; or (3) Recycling the materials if no other parties or organizations can use the materials. However, the donor can also specify on the form that they would like all donated materials returned to them if the library cannot add those materials to the collections. The library will add gift books to the collections only if they support the curriculum and student research in Political Science. The Library will generally add print periodical titles to its collections under the following conditions: (1) The library already has a current subscription to that title; (2) The library has determined that there is adequate room for older print volumes of that title; (3) The library does not own those titles but they fit the subject’s selection criteria. Revised by Z. Allred, 7/21/09. Approved by Library Director, 8/15/2009.