politics


Division of Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair


Requirements for the major in Politics (B.A.):
Students must complete a minimum of 18 Politics credits at Loras College. Majors must have a minimum GPA of 2.3 (C+) in the major.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.POL-101: Issues in American Politics 3
2   L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics 3
3   L.POL-131: Foundations of Western Political Thought 3
4   L.POL-489: Senior Seminar 3
Three of the following must be at the 300+ level
5   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one American Politics) 3
6   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one Global Politics) 3
7   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one Political Thought) 3
8   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
9   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
10   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
30 total required credits

Requirements for the minor in Politics:
Students must complete a minimum of 12 Politics credits at Loras College.

Req Course Cr's
Select one from Req 1
1   L.POL-101: Issues in American Politics 3
1   L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics 3
Two of the following must be at the 300+ level
2   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one American Politics) 3
3   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one Global Politics) 3
4   Elective: Additional Politics course (at least one Political Thought) 3
5   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
6   Elective: Additional Politics course (any group) 3
18 total required credits

SPECIAL
L.POL-241: Political & Social Themes in Film
L.POL-394: Internship
L.POL-395: Topics
L.POL-489: Senior Seminar

AMERICAN POLITICS
L.POL-201: Campaigns & Elections
L.POL-202: Congress & the Presidency 
L-POL-203: The Road to the White House
L.POL-301: Constitutional Law: Federal Powers
L.POL-302: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Liberties
L.POL-303: Supreme Court Watch
L.POL-304: Identity Politics in America
L.POL-308: American Public Policy
 
GLOBAL POLITICS
L.POL-211: Comparative Politics
L.POL-221: International Politics
L.POL-312: Latin American Politics & Society
L.POL-313: Middle Eastern Politics & Society
L.POL-314: Politics in the Developing World
L.POL-315: European Politics
L.POL-322: American Foreign Policy
L.POL-351: Comparative Environmental Politics-AC
 
INTRODUCTORY POLITICS
L.POL-101: Issues in American Politics
L.POL-121: Issues in Global Politics
L.POL-131: Foundations of Western Political Thought
 
POLITICAL THOUGHT
L.POL-232: American Political Thought
L.POL-233: Jurisprudence
L.POL-321: War and Pacifism-AV
L.POL-331: Political Thought & Contemporary Social Issues
 

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