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REQUIREMENTS FOR A B.A. IN POLITICS & Human Rights

(43 Total Credits)

Foundations: 6
PHR 101 Foundations of Social and Political Inquiry or PS 106 Intro to U.S. Politics 3
IS/ECO 150 Economy, Society, and the State 3
   
Theory and Methods: 10
PHR 310 Theories of Human Rights 3
SOC 330 Great Social Thinkers or PS 310 Modern Political Thought 3
PS/SOC/PHR 371 Research Methods in Social Science 4
   
Experiential Learning: 6
PHR 299/399/499 Internship     3
SW/PHR 209 Practicum in Social Work 3
PS/PHR 333 Mock Trial 3
PS/PHR 336 Playing Politics 3
Course(s) with Service Learning Component 3
Bedford Hills College Program Combined Course  3
   
PHR 450 Senior Seminar (pre-requisite: Research Methods in Social Science) 3

 

Electives

(18 credits)

At least 9 credits must be taken at the 300-400 level. Students may also, with permission from the departmental chair, satisfy elective requirements with study abroad courses, or with relevant courses in other programs.

Electives are separated into two categories; Governance and Culture. Nine (9) credits should be taken in each area. Students are also encouraged to supplement their program by taking an additional course in method, such as Archival Methods or Ethnography. With advisor approval, one of these methods courses may be substituted for elective credit.

Note: Courses listed below that have a service-learning component or are taken at Bedford hills may not count for both Electives credit and Experiential Learning credit. 


Culture Cluster 9
HIST 255 American Women’s History 3
PHR 3XX Politics of Abortion                      3
PS 317 Money, Sex, and Power       3
PS 328 The Politics of Popular Culture 3
SOC/PHR 218 Environmental Justice           3
SOC 213 Women, Society, and Culture     3
SOC/PHR 304 Art and Politics 3
SOC/PHR 306 Culture and Ideology 3
SOC 359 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 361 Cultural and Social Change 3
SOC 384 Valuing Difference II 3
SW 204 Valuing Difference I                                        3
Governance Cluster 9

IS/ECO 150 Economy, Society, and the State

*if foundations requirement already satisfied

3

PS 106 Introduction to U.S. Politics

*if foundations requirement already satisfied

3
HIST 237 American Foreign Relations 3
HIST 325 Cold War America 3
PS 231 Comparative Politics 3
PS 262 Multiculturalism and Democracy 3
PS 263 Power and Politics in the City 3
PS 311 Democracy and its Critics 3
PS 340 Political Participation 3
PS 350 Comparative Economic systems 3
PS 357 Human Rights in Comparative Perspective 3
PS 360 The Presidency and the Electorate 3


 


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