B.A. in Political Science with Teacher Certification (Secondary)

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composiition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
College Algebra (Recommended)
Precalculus
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History3
History of Texas (required for Teacher Certification)
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Political Science Major Courses
PO 1311American National Government3
PO 1312Texas State & Local Government 33
PO 2310Political Research Methodology3
PO 2311Applied Research Methods3
PO 5301Senior Seminar in Political Science3
American Politics & Political Behavior3
Select one of the following:
Topics in American, State or Local Politics
The Nat'l Executive
The Legislative Process
Amer Political Parties&Interes
PO 3304
Topics in Political Behavior
PO 3311
US Latino Politics
Ethnicity, Race, and Class
Religion and Politics
Pol Comm, Media & Elections
Gender Politics
American Thought and Culture
Public Administration and Public Law3
Select one of the following:
Topics in Public Policy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Urban Politics
The Post Modern City
Intro to Organizational Leader
Topics in Law
Judicial Politics & Law
Business, Government & Public
Institutional Powers, Fundamental Rights & Law
Civil Rights, Civil Liberties & Law
Political Theory3
Select one of the following:
Topics in Political Thought
Classical Political Thought
Early Modern Political Thought
20th Century Political Thought
American Political Thought
Comparative/International Politics3
Select one of the following:
Topics in Intl/Comp Politics
International Relations Theory
European Politics
Latin American Politics
Middle Eastern Politics
Nations in Transition
Asian Politics
African Politics
International Political Economy
World Security Problems
US Foreign Policy
Select 6 advanced hours not previously taken of Political Science from the following:6
Topics in American, State or Local Politics
The Nat'l Executive
The Legislative Process
Amer Political Parties&Interes
PO 3304
Topics in Political Behavior
PO 3311
US Latino Politics
Ethnicity, Race, and Class
Religion and Politics
Pol Comm, Media & Elections
Gender Politics
American Thought and Culture
Topics in Public Policy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Urban Politics
Intro to Organizational Leader
Topics in Law
Judicial Politics & Law
Topics in Political Thought
Classical Political Thought
Early Modern Political Thought
20th Century Political Thought
American Political Thought
Topics in Intl/Comp Politics
International Relations Theory
European Politics
Latin American Politics
Middle Eastern Politics
Nations in Transition
Asian Politics
African Politics
Business, Government & Public
Institutional Powers, Fundamental Rights & Law
Civil Rights, Civil Liberties & Law
International Political Economy
World Security Problems
US Foreign Policy
Teacher Certification Education Courses
ED 3302The American Secondary School3
ED 3330Teaching Diverse Populations3
ED 3350Reading-- Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas3
ED 3361Adolescent Development in the School Setting3
ED 3362Teaching-Learning and Secondary Methods3
ED 4388Professional Development Seminar-Secondary3
ED 4689Student Teaching-Secondary6
Electives
See ED Chair for course selection3
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing PO 2310 and PO 2311 or "B-" or higher in ED 3302.
Total Semester Hours120
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses are recommended to be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN1313 to fulfill this requirement.

3

PO 1314 may be substituted by permission of department chairperson

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3Foreign Language3
EN 13113Mathematics3
Foreign Language3Speech3
PO 13113PO 13123
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Science3Fine Arts3
PO 23103HS 33243
Literature3PO 23113
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3ED 33303
SMC 23XX 3ED 33613
ED 33023Upper Level PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3
Upper Level PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3Upper Level PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3
Upper Level PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3Upper Level PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3
Elective3 
 18 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Theology3SMC 43013
PO 53013ED 43883
ED 33623ED 46896
ED 33503 
Upper Level PO (Am/Admin/Theory/IR)3 
 15 12
Total Semester Hours 120