Undergraduate Degree - Social Relations and Policy Major

Program:
Social Relations and Policy Major
Program Code:
3203 Social Relations and Policy
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
SS07
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

Social Relations and Policy Major

1. The student must complete (38 to 41 credits):
a. All of the following courses (17 credits):
MC 280 Social Theory and Social Relations 4
MC 281 Immigrants, Minorities, and American Pluralism 4
MC 380 Social Policy 4
MC 498 Senior Seminar in Social Relations (W) 5
b. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANP 429 Ethnographic Field Mthods 4
CJ 292 Methods of Criminal Justice Research 3
COM 300 Methods of Communication Inquiry 4
EC 420 Introduction to Econometric Methods 3
GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
MC 295 Research Design and Quantitative Analysis in Public Policy 4
PLS 201 Introduction to Methods of Political Analysis 4
PSY 295 Data Analysis in Psychological Research 3
SOC 281 Methods of Social Research I 4
STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
STT 315 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business 3
STT 421 Statistics I 3
Statistics and Probability 200 and 201 may not be used to fulfill both the university mathematics requirement and this requirement.
c. Three courses selected from the following in consultation with an academic advisor (12 credits):
MC 319 Asian American History 4
MC 320 Politics, Society and Economy in the Third World 4
MC 325 State and Society in Comparative Perspective 4
MC 335 Israeli Politics, Cultures and Society 4
MC 337 Global Public Health 4
MC 347 Urban and Regional Development 4
MC 348 Educational Policy 4
MC 350 Evolution and Society 4
MC 351 Science and Social Policy 4
MC 364 Policy Evaluation 4
MC 367 Global Cities and Urbanism 4
MC 369 Global Issues in Citizenship (W) 4
MC 372 Comparative Black Political Thought 4
MC 375 Contemporary Developments in American Politics 4
MC 377 Culture, Politics, and Post-Colonialism 4
MC 378 Law and Social Groups 4
MC 381 American Poltics and Equality 4
MC 382 Social Movements 4
MC 383 African American Politics 4
MC 384 Metropolitan Society 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 388 Sexual Politics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 4
MC 390 Advanced Topics in Public Affairs 4
MC 391 Selected Topics in Public Affairs 3 or 4
MC 395 Cultural Dimensions of Public Affairs 4
MC 445 Biodiversity Conservation Policy and Practice 3
MC 482 Gender and Violent Conflict 4
James Madison College 390, 391 and 395 may be counted toward requirement  1. b. when the topic deals with Social Relations and Policy.
d. Two courses at the 300–400 level in a related discipline (e.g., anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology) or in an approved related area (e.g., ethnicity and race, gender and women's studies, urban and metropolitan society, or U.S. politics) (6 to 8 credits).

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Social Relations and Policy, BA (3203)

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 - Social Relations and Policy - Theory and Relations
Major - Social Relations and Policy - Theory and Relations: 1 course from MC280

Requirement 12: Major - Social Relations and Policy - Social History
Major - Social Relations and Policy - Social History: 1 course from MC281

Requirement 13: Major - Social Relations and Policy - Social Policy
Major - Social Relations and Policy - Social Policy: 1 course from MC380

Requirement 14: Major - Social Relations and Policy - Senior Seminar
Major - Social Relations and Policy - Senior Seminar: 1 course from MC498

Requirement 15: Major - Social Relations and Policy - Research or Statistical Methods
Major - Social Relations and Policy - Research or Statistical Methods: 1 course from ANP429, CJ292, COM300, EC420, GEO221, MC295, PLS201, PSY295, SOC281, STT200, STT201, STT315, STT421

Requirement 16: Major - Social Relations and Policy - S-Electives
Major - Social Relations and Policy - S-Electives: 3 courses from MC319, MC320, MC325, MC335, MC337, MC347, MC348, MC350, MC351, MC364, MC367, MC369, MC372, MC375, MC377, MC378, MC381, MC382, MC383, MC384, MC385, MC386, MC387, MC388, MC390, MC391, MC395, MC445, MC482

Requirement 17: Major - Social Relations and Policy - Related Area
Major - Social Relations and Policy - Related Area: 6 credits from 300-400 level courses in a related discipline or approved related area. See academic advisor.

Requirement 18: 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 19: College - James Madison College - Economics
College - James Madison College - Economics: 2 courses from EC201, EC202

Requirement 20: 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 21: College - James Madison College - Freshman Writing Program
College - James Madison College - Freshman Writing Program: 1 course from MC111, MC112

Requirement 22: College - James Madison College - Public Affairs
College - James Madison College - Public Affairs: 2 courses from MC201, MC202

Requirement 23: 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) 23)

Requirement 24: 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 25: 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 26: 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.