GLNS Course Requirements

To successfully earn a BA in Government, Law and National Security, in addition to the core curriculum requirements, students will need to complete both requirements in the major and additional electives.

Major Requirements

Major requirements (36 credits) students must complete all courses in this category.

Course
Number
Course NameCredits

HIS 102 or 104

Western Civilization II or U.S. History Survey II

3

MTH 115

Basic Statistics3

POL 100

American National Government

3

POL 103

Global Politics

3

POL 208

Comparative Politics
(formerly POL 308, Comparative Government)

3

POL 230

Introduction to Public Policy and Public Administration

3

POL 210

Introduction to the American Legal System
(formerly POL 231-Law Seminar I: Introduction to the American Legal System)

3

HIS 221

World Wars, Cold War, and Beyond
(replaces POL 321, U.S. National Security I: History & Concepts)

3

POL 222

The U.S. National Security System
(replaces POL 322, U.S. National Security II: Institutions & Methods)
3

POL 223

The U.S. Homeland Security System

3

POL 410

American Constitutional Law
(replaces POL 405, American Constitutional Law I)

3



Major Electives

Major Electives (15 credits) Students must complete 5 courses in this category.

Course
Number
Course NameCredits

GEO 202

Cultural World Geography

3

HIS 204

Survey of Latin America: Modern

3

HIS 211

History of Britain

3

HIS 213

Modern French History

3

HIS 353

American Capitalism and the Global Economy

3

HIS 354

Culture and National Security

3

HIS 320

Selected Studies in History (with permission of GLNS director)

up to 6

HIS 330

Immigration and American Ethnic History

3

HIS 350

Post-1945 United States History

3

PHL 223 / PHL 270

Social Ethics / Social and Political Philosophy

3

POL 211

The Trial in American Life3
POL 332

U.S. Homeland Security Issues: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions

3

POL 333

U.S. National Security Issues: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions (replaces POL 323,U.S. National Security III: Threats, Challenges & Solutions)3

POL 308

The Presidency3

POL 325

War in World Politics3
POL 330Urban Policy: Disadvantaged Youth3
POL 340Russia and the Near Abroad3
POL 411Constitutional Encounters3
POL 407Public Management and Leadership3
POL 413Political Science Cooperative Education3-12
POL 450/POL 451Internship3 credit each
POL 480Independent Study3-6
POL 485Special Topics in Political Scienceup to 6
xxxForeign Language (transferred from another institution)up to 6
xxxCriminal Justice (transferred from another institution)up to 6

Required Core that Counts toward Major

MTH 115 and one course each from History Group A and Group B, in addition to other core courses in non-related fields

HIS 102 or 104

Western Civ II or U.S. History Survey II 3
MTH 115Basic Statistics3
POL 100American National Government3
POL 103Global Politics3

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