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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Bachelor of Arts

Thomas Shevory, Professor and Chair

The curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of political organization and political forces in modern society, to provide knowledge and a basis for insight and judgment on the problems involved in the relationship of the individual to government, the economy to government, and of governments to one another. Students are prepared for intelligent performance of the functions of citizenship, for careers in public service, foreign relations, the study of law, and for study at the graduate level.

Requirements for the Major in Politics -- B.A.
Credits in the major


Three courses at level 1, one each in the subfields of U.S. politics, political theory, and comparative/international studies. The course 310-10100 U.S. Politics is required of all majors.



Six courses are required at level 3 or above, with a minimum of one course in three of the four subfields that comprise the major program -- U.S. politics, political theory, and public policy -- and a minimum of two courses in comparative/international studies.



Two courses at level 4 -- seminars, tutorials, internships, or directed studies -- with at least one course in this series to be a seminar.



One additional course at any level. Majors with senior standing may not fulfill this requirement with a 100-level course. All majors must take at least four courses in comparative/international studies.



Total credits in the major


A grade of C is the minimum required in major field courses.

Credits outside the major


Foreign language competence up to and including the intermediate level


Minor in Politics
Requirements for the minor


Two courses at level 1, one of which must be 310-10100 U.S. Politics



Four courses at level 3 or above



One course at level 4, either a seminar or tutorial or internship



Total credits in minor


A minimum grade of C is required in the above courses.

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