Social Studies (BS)

Political Science

Catalog Year

2020-2021

Degree

Bachelor of Science

Credits

120

Locations

Mankato

Accreditation

Program Requirements

Major Restricted Electives

Courses must be widely distributed from the social sciences and history OUTSIDE the area of concentration and/or from the interdisciplinary programs of Ethnic Studies, Gender & Women Studies and Urban Studies. Students are encouraged to take a mixture of courses reflecting a global and multicultural understanding. - Choose 26 Credit(s). * 17 credits must be upper-division

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Students should enroll in SOST 299, Individual Study in the subsequent semester to declaring the social studies non-teaching major. Students will work with the social studies coordinator to define personal learning goals and objectives and begin the development of a personal learning portfolio. In the senior year, the student will take SOST 499, Individual Study. - Choose 1 - 14 Credit(s).

Emphasis Restricted Electives

Political Science - Choose 24 Credit(s). 15 of the 24 credits must be upper-division courses.

Prerequisites: none

4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your degree in a timely manner. Your individual 4-Year plan may change based on a number of variables including transfer courses and the semester/year you start your major. Carefully work with your academic advisors to devise your own unique plan.
* Please meet with your advisor on appropriate course selection to meet your educational and degree goals.

First Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Emphasis on forces influencing employment and inflation. Current problems of the economy are stressed along with tools government has to cope with them.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

Discussion of theories of value and obligation.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-09

Examines decision making by the individual firm, the determination of prices and wages, and current problems facing business firms.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Elective Course in Major * 3 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

Second Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Basic statistical methods including measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, probability distributions, sampling, problems of estimation and hypothesis testing in the case of one and two sample meaans and proportions. Chi-Square, one-way analysis of variance, simple regression and correlation analysis, and brief introduction to multiple regression analysis. Use of computer statistical packages required.

Prerequisites: MATH 112 or equivalent

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-04

Elective Course in Major * 3 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

A survey of imperfect competition, multiple-product firms, multiple-plant firms, and interest theory, designed to develop a system of economic thought.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202 and ECON 301

Elective Course in Major * 3 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

General Education Course * 2 credits

General Education Course * 4 credits

Third Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Elective Course in Major * 3 credits

Elective Course in Major * 3 credits

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

General Education Course * 3 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits

Fourth Year

Fall - 15 Credits

Advanced study and research on topics not currently available in existing courses. May be repeated with a change of topic. Requires advisor and instructor approval of topic.

Prerequisites: none

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

Course in Emphasis * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits

General Elective Course * 3 credits