• POLITICAL SCIENCE

    Sample Four Year Academic Plan

    The course plan below is sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.  Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term.  Full descriptions and requirements for all ODU majors, programs and courses can be found in the ODU Catalog. 

     

    FIRST YEAR (Freshman) 

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    ENG 101 Thinking and Writing
    Across the Curriculum
    3   ENG 102  Scholarly Adventures:
    Researched Writing
    3
    POL 100 Ideas, Ideals
    and Ideologies
    3   POL 101 The Great Issues
    of Politics
    3
    Latin I** 3   Latin II** 3
    POL 230 Law, Society
    and Polity
    3   Freshman Core Seminar 179 3
    Elective 3   Elective 3
             

    SECOND YEAR (Sophomore)

           
    Fall Semester      Spring Semester   
    Electives 6   Electives 6
    Philosophy or Theology Req.* 3   POL 231 History of Constitution
    or...
    POL 379 Justice, Rights and Liberties
    3
    POL 290 Politics and Government 3   Philosophy or Theology Req.* 3
    POL 279b Political Philosophy
    and West. Tradition
    3   POL 279c American Political Thought,
    Nature and the Common Good
    3
             

    THIRD YEAR (Junior)

           
    Fall Semester      Spring Semester   
    POL 348c Interpreting Civilization
    or...
    POL 379a War and Peace
    3   POL/HST 365 The U.S. Presidency 3
    Math Requirement (121 or higher) 3   POL 360 International Politics 3
    POL 366 Congress and Policy-Making
    or...
    POL 368 Parties and Elections
    3   Natural Science Requirement 3
    Electives 6   POL 278a Environmental Policy-Making
    or...
    POL 348e History of US Foreign Policy
    3
          Elective 3
             

    FOURTH YEAR (Senior)

           
    Fall Semester      Spring Semester   
    Philosophy or Theology Req.* 3   POL/IDS 479 Senior Seminar 3
    POL 498 Seminar:
    Theory and Ideology
    3   Philosophy or Theology Req.* 3
    Arts and Ideas Requirement 3   Arts and Ideas Requirement 3
    Electives 6   Electives 6
             

    *At least one Philosophy and one Theology course must be at the 200 level or higher.
    **Substitution of a modern language for those who have studied a foreign language in high school may be made by the department.
     

    For more information contact your Academic Advisor or your Admission Counselor at (614) 251-4500 or admissions@ohiodominican.edu