The major in History and Political Science is an interdisciplinary program that promotes analytical proficiency in global relations by exploring the historical and political emergence of democratic and non-democratic political structures.

Students examine the process of state formation and colonial expansion as they analyze the struggle over sovereignty and citizenship in the modern world. Students will study the history of political movements that challenged entrenched systems of representation and resource allocation as they compare the various modes of interaction between the state and civil society .

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History and Political Science

Suggested Four Year Course Plan

Year 1

INTRODUCTORY CORE 21 cr.

Fall

HIS/POS 100 Introduction to History and
Political Science (Must be taken first semester) 1 Cr.
POS 112 Critical Analysis of U.S. Politics 4 Cr.
HIS 226 U.S. History to 1865 –or– HIS 260African AmerTrans Atlantic World 4 Cr.
Eng. 105 4 Cr.
L-06 3 Cr.
16 Credits

Spring
POS 142 Political Ideologies 4 Cr.
HIS 227 U.S. History since 1865 4 Cr.
L – 04 4 Cr.
L-03 3 Cr.
L-12 1 Cr. 1 Cr.
16 Credits

Year 2

ADVANCED COURSEWORK: 24 Cr.
Select 3 additional upper level (300 or 400) history courses. Select 3 additional upper level(300 or

Fall
HIS/POS 205 State, Power, and Civil Society 4 Cr.
One upper division (300-400-level) in
either History or Political Science 4 Cr.
(Check prerequisites in catalog of undergraduate studies)
L – 02 3 Cr.
L – 07 3 Cr
L – 12 1 Cr.
15 credits

Spring
One upper division (300-400-level) in
either History or Political Science 4 Cr.
(Check prerequisites in catalog of undergraduate studies)
L – 09 4 Cr.
L – 05 3 Cr.
Elective 4 Cr.
15 credits

Year 3

Fall
One upper division (300-400-level) in
either History or Political Science 4 Cr.
(Check prerequisites in catalog of undergraduate studies)
L – 08 3 Cr.
L – Further Disc. Study 3 Cr.
Electives 5 Cr.
15 credits

Spring
One upper division (300-400-level) in
either History or Political Science 4 Cr.
(Check prerequisites in catalog of undergraduate studies)
L – 11 3 Cr.
Electives 8 Cr
15 credits

Year 4

Fall
One upper division (300-400-level) in
either History or Political Science 4 Cr.
(Check prerequisites in catalog of undergraduate studies)
Electives 11 Cr.
15 credits
Spring
**HIS 498 or POS 498 – Senior Capstone Seminar 4 Cr.
Electives 11 Cr.
15 credits

* Students can take summer course work when available.
**Students may take either HIS 498 or POS 498.
Please Note: This Degree Planning Sheet does not constitute an official guarantee for completion of coursework. A total of 122 credits is required for graduation from The College of Saint Rose. It is for planning purposes only. The Degree Works progress sheet, generated by computer, is the official advisement document. Please refer to proper Catalog for graduation requirements in your specific major.

Degree Requirements

To earn a B.A. in History and Political Science students must satisfy the following:

  • 45 credit hours in History and Political Science, 24 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level
  • 42 credit hours in Liberal Arts requirements
  • 35 credit hours in general electives, a portion of which may be used for internship or study abroad program opportunities

Required Coursework

  • HIS/POS 100 Introduction to History and Political Science
  • POS 112 Critical Analysis of U.S. Politics
  • POS 142 Political Ideologies
  • HIS 226 U.S. to 1865
or
  • HIS 260 Africans in the Transatlantic World
  • HIS 227 U.S. Since 1865
  • HIS/POS 220 State, Power, and Civil Society
Three upper-division Political Science courses from the following:

(POS 305, 328, 330, 332, 351, 356, 361, 362, 364, 365, 373, and 498)

Three upper-division History courses from the following:

(HIS 305, 315, 318, 321, 325, 333, 339, 359, 370, 375, and 382)

*The capstone seminar (498) is required