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Bachelor of Arts

Course Requirements

A minimum of twelve (12) hours of the below listed electives must be completed to fulfill the requirements for this track:

COURSE OPTIONS

GOV323 Media and Public Opinion 3 credits

This course is an analysis of the influence of the Media on the opinions of the citizenship and public policy. Special emphasis will be given to the interaction between the Media, elected officials, and other interest groups.

Prerequisite:
GOV101
SS205
SS206

GOV405 Public Policy Development 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the public policy process accomplished in the U.S.. Particular emphasis will be given to policy analysis and the intended and unintended consequences of public policy.

Prerequisite:
GOV101
SS205
SS206

POL412 American Political Parties 3 credits

An analysis of the history, function, and philosophies related to American political parties. The course will examine political parties’ influence upon voters, elections, and political candidates.

Prerequisite:
GOV101
SS205
SS206

GOV401 International Relations 3 credits

This course provides a comparison of the international relations among the various nations. The course will examine international governmental organizations and international law.

Prerequisite:
GOV101
GOV301

MG326 Negotiations 3 credits

This course is designed to examine and develop the understanding, skill and techniques required to negotiate to create value and mitigate disputes through the application of negotiation theory. Students engage in experiential learning exercises and simulations in international and domestic contexts. In addition, students will focus on preparation, planning, and strategy required for successful negotiations in a business context.

Prerequisite:
MG101
MG215

GOV301 Foreign Policy 3 credits

This course is an analysis of the formation of U.S. foreign policy. Special emphasis will be given to diplomatic relations, and the organizations that implement the U.S.’ foreign policy.

Prerequisite:
GOV101
SS205
SS206

POL305 Religion and American Politics 3 credits

This course is an analysis of the influence of religion (specifically Judeo-Christian) upon political and government institutions and public policy. Special emphasis will be given to the Founding Fathers’ and other public figures religious views and influences.

Prerequisite:
GOV101
SS205
SS206