Political Science with Pre-Law Option Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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- no substitutions for core courses;
- two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.
|Required Introductory Courses|
|POLI 100||INTRODUCTION TO US POLITICS||5|
|POLI 202||INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THEORY||5|
|POLI 203||INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS||5|
|POLI 204||INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS||5|
|POLI 300||U.S. JUDICIAL PROCESS||5|
|POLI 313||ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL POLITICAL THOUGHT||5|
|or POLI 314||MODERN WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT|
|POLI 320||INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS||5|
|POLI 332||THE U.S. PRESIDENCY||5|
|POLI 335||U.S. CONGRESS||5|
|Required Senior Level Courses|
|POLI 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE: GLOBALIZATION||5|
|POLI 493||PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT||1-2|
|Choose two 300 level courses from two subfields||10|
|Choose two 300 level courses from the American Government subfield||10|
|Choose two 400 level courses below POLI 495 from two subfields||10|
|Subfield Distribution Lists|
American Government and Politics
|U.S. JUDICIAL PROCESS|
|U.S. CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES|
|BASIC CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW|
|U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM|
|AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT|
|FEDERALISM, STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS|
|THE U.S. PRESIDENCY|
|U.S. POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS|
|STATE LEGISLATIVE POLITICS EXPERIENCE|
|MOCK TRIAL I|
|TOPICS IN AMERICAN POLITICS|
|MOCK TRIAL II|
International Relations/Comparative Politics
|INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY|
|U.S. FOREIGN POLICY|
|COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL WATER POLICY|
|POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS|
|POLITICS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA|
|POLITICS OF SOUTH ASIA|
|TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS|
|ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL POLITICAL THOUGHT|
|MODERN WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT|
|AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT|
|MARX AND MARXISM|
|NATIONS, NATIONALISM AND PATRIOTISM|
|TOPICS IN POLITICAL THEORY|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BA in Political Science with Pre-Law from EWU should be able to do the following:
- analyze legal cases;
- analyze the values that underlie different forms of governments;
- appraise political issues;
- communicate about politics clearly and professionally;
- critique foundational issues embedded in political questions;
- describe sources of law;
- explain how socioeconomic diversity plays a role in political affairs.