Undergraduate Degree - Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy Major

Program:
Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy Major
Program Code:
3191 Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy - Pol Theory&Constitutional Dem
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS92
College:
James Madison College
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

James Madison College

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in James Madison College

Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy Major

1. The student must complete (44 to 49 credits):
a. All of the following courses (21 credits):
MC 270 Classical Republicanism 4
MC 271 Constitutionalism and Democracy 4
MC 370 Radical Challenges to Liberal Democracy 4
MC 371 Beyond Liberal Democracy?  New Directions in Political Theory 4
MC 497 Senior Seminar in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy (W) 5
b. One of the following courses (4 credits):
MC 373A Constitutionalism:  The Supreme Court 4
MC 373B Constitutionalism: The Presidency 4
MC 373C Constitutionalism: Congress 4
MC 375 Contemporary Developments in American Politics 4
MC 378 Law and Social Groups 4
These courses may not be used to fulfill both requirements b. and c.
c. One of the following courses (4 credits):
MC 272 Political Theory and Political Issues 4
MC 325 State and Society in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 326 U.S. Foreign Policy 4
MC 332 Literature and Politics in a Comparative Perspective 4
MC 341 Politics and Markets 4
MC 349 Economics of Legal Relationships in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 350 Evolution and Society 4
MC 351 Science and Social Policy 4
MC 369 Global Issues in Citizenship (W) 4
MC 372 Comparative Black Political Thought 4
MC 377 Culture, Politics and Post-Colonialism 4
MC 373A Constitutionalism: The Supreme Court 4
MC 373B Constitutionalism: The Presidency 4
MC 373C Constitutionalism: Congress 4
MC 375 Contemporary Developments in American Politics 4
MC 376 Modern Political Thought in the Muslim World 4
MC 378 Law and Social Groups 4
MC 381 American Politics and Equality 4
MC 383 African American Politics 4
MC 386 Women and Power in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 387 Jews and Anti–Semitism 4
MC 390 Advanced Topics in Public Affairs 4
MC 391 Selected Topics in Public Affairs 4
MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
MC 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
James Madison College 390 and 391 must contain political theory and constitutional democracy content. Students should consult with their advisor prior to enrolling.
d. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
MC 293 Methods for Strategic Analysis in Public Affairs 4
MC 295 Research Design and Quantitative Analysis in Public Policy 4
PHL 330 Formal Reasoning 4
PHL 480 Philosophy of Science 4
PLS 201 Introduction to Methods of Political Analysis 4
STT 421 Statistics I 3
One college–level mathematics course selected from Mathematics 126, 133, 152H, 153H.
e. One of the following two options (12 to 16 credits). Both the option and the related courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.
(1) Four courses from one of the following disciplines or fields:  anthropology, economics, English, history, international relations, philosophy, political economy, political science, social relations, sociology, or a foreign language. With the approval of the student's academic advisor, another discipline or field may be substituted. At least two of the four courses must be at the 300–level or above with the following exception:  all of the courses in a foreign language must be at the 300–level or above.
(2) Four courses on a historically significant polity in another time and place.  One course must be in History; the other three courses may involve other aspects of life in the polity. Two of the three courses may be in the language of the polity.  Courses at the 300–400 level in the same language that was used to satisfy the College's foreign language requirement, or courses at the 100–200 level in another foreign language, may be counted toward this requirement.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, BA (3191)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: SS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Core
Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Core: 4 courses from MC270, MC271, MC370, MC371

Requirement 12: Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Senior Seminar
Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Senior Seminar: 1 course from MC497

Requirement 13: Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Related Area
Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Related Area: 4 courses from one of two options, see academic advisor.

Requirement 14: Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Political Issues Elective
Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Political Issues Elective: 1 course from MC272, MC325, MC326, MC332, MC349, MC350, MC351, MC369, MC372, MC373A, MC373B, MC373C, MC375, MC376, MC377, MC378, MC383, MC386, MC387, MC390, MC391, MC395, MC482, MC341, MC381

Requirement 15: Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Constitutionalism or American Politics
Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Constitutionalism or American Politics: 1 course from MC373A, MC373B, MC373C, MC375, MC378

Requirement 16: Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Analysis Methods Elective
Major - Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy - Analysis Methods Elective: 1 course from MC293, MC295, MTH126, MTH133, MTH152H, MTH153H, PHL330, PHL480, PLS201, STT421

Requirement 17: College - James Madison College - Foreign Language
College - James Madison College - Foreign Language: 1 course from Second year competency in a foreign language. This requirement may be satisfied by placing into a 300 lvl foreign language course based on the MSU placement test.

Requirement 18: College - James Madison College - Economics
College - James Madison College - Economics: 2 courses from EC201, EC202

Requirement 19: College - James Madison College - Field Experience
College - James Madison College - Field Experience: 2 courses from completing MC400 for 5 or 9 credits and MC401.

Requirement 20: College - James Madison College - Freshman Writing Program
College - James Madison College - Freshman Writing Program: 1 course from MC111, MC112

Requirement 21: College - James Madison College - Public Affairs
College - James Madison College - Public Affairs: 2 courses from MC201, MC202

Requirement 22: College - James Madison College - Optional Business Cognate
College - James Madison College - Optional Business Cognate: A total 0 credits
At least 0 credits from MC241
At least 0 credits from ACC230, FI320, GBL323, MGT325, MSC327
Conditions:
College - James Madison Requirement: Students may elect to complete a cognate in business. Students may substitue ACC201 or ACC202 for ACC230. (Applies to Requirement(s) 22)

Requirement 23: James Madison College Distribution
James Madison College Distribution: 51 credits from MC courses is required for students enrolled in the college as a first-semester freshman. A minimum of 41 credits in MC courses is required for all other students.

Requirement 24: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 25: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.