University Catalogue

Curriculum in Political Science

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

(see footnotes at bottom)

 


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

††POLI 201G American Politics 3 hours
HIST 101 or
HIST 107H
Western Civilization to 1500
World Civilization to 1500
3 hours
ENGL 101, or
ENGL 121H, or
ENGL 123HG,H
Freshman Composition
Ancient Epic: Literature and Composition
Topics in Critical Reading and Writing
3 hours
MATH 105 or
151/161G
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra with Fundamentals
College Algebra
3 hours
LS 102 Introduction to Information Research 1 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

††POLI 202 State and Local Politics 3 hours
HIST 102 or 
HIST 108H
Western Civilization since 1500
World Civilization since 1500
3 hours
ENGL 102, or
ENGL 122H, or
ENGL 124HG,H
Critical Reading and Writing
Modern Epic: Literature and Composition
Topics in Reading and Research-Based Writing              
3 hours
Mathematics or
PHIL 201G
Introduction to Logical Reasoning 3 hours
Social Science1,G   3 hours
  Total: 15 hours


 

SECOND  YEAR

First Semester

COMM 211G,H Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hours
HIST 201H American History to 1877 3 hours
ART 105, or
MUS 151, or
THEA 131G,H
Survey of World Art History I
Introduction to Music
Introduction to the Theatre
3 hours
ENGL-230, or
ENGL 231, or
ENGL 232G,H
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
Foreign
Language2
SPAN 101, FREN 101, ITAL 101, LAT 101, or GERM 101 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

Natural 
Science3,G
  3 hours
HIST 202 or
HIST 202HH
American History since 1877
American History since 1877 for Honors Students
3 hours
ART 106, or
MUS 151, or
THEA 131G,H
Survey of World Art History II
Introduction to Music
Introduction to the Theatre
3 hours
ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
ENGL 232H
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
Foreign
Language2
SPAN 102, FREN 102, ITAL 102, LAT 102, or GERM 102 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

††POLI 401, or
POLI, 403, or
POLI 407, or
POLI 432, or
POLI 434
Introduction to Public Law
Constitutional Law
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Southern Politics
The American Presidency
3 hours
††POLI 437, or
POLI 438, or 
POLI 440, or
POLI 442, or
POLI 444, or
POLI 446
The Louisiana Legislature in Session
Political Parties
Louisiana Politics
Polling and Other Public Opinion
American Foreign Policy
Politics and the Environment
3 hours
††POLI 300 Research Methods and Statistics in Political Science 3 hours
Foreign
Language2
SPAN 201, FREN 201, ITAL 201, LAT 201, or GERM 201 3 hours
Natural
Science3,G
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

††POLI 420, or
POLI 422, or
POLI 424, or
POLI 425, or
POLI 426, or
POLI 428
International Relations
International Organizations
International Political Economy
Comparative European Politics
Comparative Politics of Developing Nations
Middle East Politics
3 hours
††POLI 450, or
POLI 451, or
POLI 452
Ancient and Midieval Political Theory
Modern and Contemporary Political Theory
Amerian Political Theory
3 hours
PHIL 300/400
level
  3 hours
Foreign
Language2
SPAN 202, FREN 202, ITAL 202,LAT 202, or GERM 202 3 hours
Natural
Science3,G
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

  

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

††POLI4   3 hours
††Political
Science
400 Elective
  3 hours
††Political
Science
400 Elective
                                                                                 3 hours
Social
Science1,G
  3 hours
Elective5   3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

Second Semester

††POLI 490 Seminar for Political Science Majors 3 hours
††Political
Science
400-level
Elective
  3 hours
HIST 321, or
HIST 479, or
HIST 480, or
HIST 482, or
HIST 489, or
HIST 493
History of Louisiana
Emergence of the Modern United States 1877-1917
America, the World Wars, and the New Deal 1917-1945
America in the Cold War and Beyond, 1945-Present
African-American History
History of the New South
3 hours
Elective5   3 hours
Elective5   3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of free electives.

Students with an ACT Math score of 20 or lower will take Math 155 in place of Math 161.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 

††Major course requiring a grade of “C” or better.
1Twelve (12) semester hours in one foreign language (taken sequentially) are required
2To include both Physical and Biological Sciences, at least six hours of which must be in a two semester sequence.
3To be chosen from Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics Geography, Psychology, Sociology.
4Majors will acquire an Experiential Learning experience by participating in an internship, a political poll, or Study Abroad, or by writing and presenting an Honors Senior thesis or independent research project.
5Majors planning to attend graduate or law school are encouraged to consider a Minor in Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Foreign Language, History, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, or Sociology.