Undergraduate Degree - Comparative Cultures and Politics Major

Program:
Comparative Cultures and Politics Major
Program Code:
3200 Comparative Culture & Politics
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS07
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

Comparative Cultures and Politics Major

1. The student must complete (41 to 44 credits):
a. All of the following courses (13 credits):
MC 230 Cultures and Politics in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 231 Cultures and Politics in Transnational Perspective 4
MC 493 Senior Seminar in Comparative Cultures and Politics (W) 5
b. Four courses with at least one from each group (16 credits):
COMPARATIVE STUDIES
MC 320 Politics, Society and Economy in the Third World 4
MC 325 State and Society in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 331 Encounters with Post-Communism 4
MC 332 Literature and Politics in a Comparative Perspective 4
MC 334 Rights, Advocacy and Activism 4
MC 335 Israeli Politics, Cultures and Society 4
MC 361 Political Economy and Comparative Public Policymaking 4
MC 366 Film, History and Nation 4
MC 367 Global Cities and Urbanism 4
MC 369 Global Issues in Citizenship (W) 4
MC 372 Comparative Black Political Thought 4
MC 382 Social Movements 4
MC 385 Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations 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 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
MC 441 Islam and World Politics 4
MC 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
James Madison College 390 and 395 can be used in fulfillment of the requirement when the topic is relevant to comparative studies in cultures and politics.
TRANSNATIONAL STUDIES
MC 319 Asian American History 4
MC 321 The Cold War: Culture, Politics and Foreign Policy 4
MC 331 Encounters with Post-Communism 4
MC 334 Rights, Advocacy and Activisim 4
MC 337 Global Public Health 4
MC 350 Evolution and Society 4
MC 366 Film, History and Nation 4
MC 376 Modern Political Thought in the Muslim World 4
MC 377 Culture, Politics, and Post-Colonialism 4
MC 390 Advanced Topics in Public Affairs 4
MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
MC 430 Applied International Development 4
MC 441 Islam and World Politics 4
MC 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
James Madison College 390 and 395 can be used in fulfillment of the requirement when the topic is relevant to transnational studies in cultures and politics.
c. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANP 429 Ethnographic Field Methods 4
HST 201 Historical Methods and Skills 3
MC 295 Research Design and Quantitative Analysis in Public Policy 4
MC 364 Policy Evaluation 4
PLS 201 Introduction to Methods of Political Analysis 4
SOC 281 Methods of Social Research I 4
WRA 360 Visual Rhetoric 4
d. Complete at least 9 credits from three courses at the 300-level or above, selected in consultation with an academic advisor. All the credits must focus on a particular region, ethnic or racial group from outside the United States.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Comparative Culture and Politics, BA (3200)

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 - Comparative Culture and Politics - Comparative Perspective
Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Comparative Perspective: 1 course from MC230

Requirement 12: Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Transnational Perspective
Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Transnational Perspective: 1 course from MC231

Requirement 13: Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Senior Seminar
Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Senior Seminar: 1 course from MC493

Requirement 14: Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Comparative and Transnational Options
Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Comparative and Transnational Options: A total 4 courses
At least 1 course from MC320, MC325, MC331, MC332, MC334, MC335, MC361, MC366, MC367, MC369, MC372, MC382, MC385, MC386, MC387, MC390, MC395, MC441, MC482
At least 1 course from MC319, MC321, MC331, MC334, MC337, MC350, MC366, MC376, MC377, MC390, MC395, MC430, MC441, MC482

Requirement 15: Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Options
Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Options: 1 course from ANP429, HST201, MC295, MC364, PLS201, SOC281, WRA360

Requirement 16: Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Advisor Approved
Major - Comparative Culture and Politics - Advisor Approved: 9 credits from Courses at the 300-400 level. See academic advisor.

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.