Politics and Government Comprehensive Major: Secondary Licensure Emphasis

Program Requirements

This emphasis qualifies students for State of Colorado Licensure in Social Science Education. Students interested in pursuing this comprehensive program should consult with the Teacher Education Program advisor in addition to the advisor in their major as soon as possible. A minimum of 72 credits is required. In addition, students must fulfill the Secondary Licensure Option described under Education. The following courses are required:

ECON 201Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Microeconomics3
ECON 303International Economics and Globalization3
ECON 476American Economic Development3
GEOG 110World Regional Geography (GT-SS2)3
GEOG 120Introduction to Human Geography (GT-SS2)3
GEOG 250Geography of North America (GT-SS2)3
GEOL 101Physical Geology3
HIST 101World History to 1500 (GT-HI1)3
HIST 102World History Since 1500 (GT-HI1)3
HIST 126U.S. History to 1865 (GT-HI1)3
HIST 127U.S. History Since 1865 (GT-HI1)3
HIST 327Colorado History3
POLS 117Introduction to Political Ideas3
POLS 180Introduction to American Politics3
POLS 255Introduction to Comparative Politics (GT-SS1)3
POLS 282Issues in State and Local Government3
POLS 300Constitutional Law I3
POLS 301Constitutional Law II3
POLS 309Political Theory I- Ancient to Early Modern3
POLS 310Political Theory II-Modern and Contemporary3
POLS 376American Political Thought3
One of the following:3
Introduction to World Politics (GT-SS1)
American Foreign Policy
Select one of the following capstone courses:3
Studies in Political Theory:
Studies in American Politics:
Studies in International Relations:
Studies in Comparative Politics:
Total Credits72

Capstone Course Requirement

The following courses in the Politics and Government Major fulfill the capstone course requirement: POLS 485 STUDIES IN POLITICAL THEORYPOLS 486 Course POLS 486 Not FoundPOLS 487 STUDIES IN INTL RELATIONS:POLS 488 Course POLS 488 Not Found.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements