Program Elective Courses
Select a minimum of twelve (12) Open Elective credit hours to be used toward electives, minor, program, BA, or BS requirements at the 4-year institution. Students are encouraged to seek advising in selecting these courses.
Essential Abilities/Technical Standards
1. Essential judgment skills to include: ability to identify, assess, and comprehend conditions surrounding political situations for the purpose of problem solving in political science and coming to appropriate conclusions and/or course of actions.
2. Essential physical/neurological functions to include: ability to use the senses of seeing and hearing to engage in the practice of political science. Behaviors that demonstrate essential neurological and physical functions include, but are not limited to observation, listening, understanding relationships, writing, and psychomotor abilities consistent with course and program expectations.
3. Essential communication skills to include: ability to communicate effectively with fellow students, faculty and all members of the Political Science program. Skills include verbal, written, and nonverbal abilities as well as information technology skills consistent with effective communication.
4. Essential emotional coping skills: ability to manage potential stressors that accompany tasks necessary to safely engage in the practice of Political Science as determined by professional standards of practice. The potential stressors include, but are not limited to, sounds and images of wars, physical conflicts and materials potentially insulting to one’s personal values and beliefs
5. Essential intellectual/conceptual skills to include: ability to measure, calculate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to engage competently in the safe practice of Political Science.