University Catalogue

Curriculum in Political Science
Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

(see footnotes at bottom)

 


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

††POLI 200 Introduction to Political Science 3 hours
HIST 101 or
HIST 101H or
HIST 107
Western Civilization to 1500
Western Civilization to 1500 for Honors Students
World Civilization to 1500
3 hours
ENGL 101 or
ENGL 101HG
Freshman Composition
Freshman Composition Honors
3 hours
MATH 105 or
MATH 151 or
MATH 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 201 American Politics 3 hours
HIST 102 or
HIST 102H 
HIST 108
Western Civilization since 1500
Western Civilization since 1500 for Honors Students
World Civilization since 1500
3 hours
ENGL 102 or
ENGL 102HG
Critical Reading and Writing
Critical Reading and Writing                                   
3 hours
Mathematics or
PHIL 201G
Introduction to Logical Reasoning 3 hours
Social Science3,G   3 hours
  Total: 15 hours


 

SECOND  YEAR

First Semester

COMM 211G Introduction to Public Speaking 3 hours
HIST 201 American History to 1877 3 hours
ART 105 or
MUS 151 or
THEA 131G
Survey of World Art History I
Introduction to Music
Introduction to the Theatre
3 hours
ENGL 230 or
ENGL 231 or
ENGL 232G
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 202H
American History since 1877
American History since 1877 for Honors Students
3 hours
ART 106 or
MUS 151 or
THEA 131G
Survey of World Art History II
Introduction to Music
Introduction to the Theatre
3 hours
ENGL 230 or
ENGL 231 or
ENGL 232
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 Medieval Political Theory
Modern and Contemporary Political Theory
American 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
††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.