Sample schedules for College of Arts and Sciences majors
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International Relations, B.A.
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College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
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Department of Political Science
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Catalog Year: 2016 - 2019
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This is a sample schedule of all general education, CAS Exploratory and major requirements for this degree in a 4-year plan. Courses in bold are designated as critical and may be prerequisites to subsequent major courses or may affect
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timeline for graduation due to specific semester offering. Please see the notes column for further clarification.
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The below plan is based on SAT Writing 410-610 or AP/IB/CLEP equivalents.
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Course Subject and TitleCreditsMinimum GradeCourse TypePrerequisitesNotes
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Semester One (16 credit hours)
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PS 1600 - Issues in World Politics 4CMultipleNo prerequisiteMajor and General Education course
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Foreign Language 1140 4PassingMultipleNo prerequisiteForeign language corequisite and General Education course
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choicehttp://catalog.oakland.edu/
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WRT 1050 - Composition I4CElective
WRT 1020 with a grade of C or higher; placement
Prerequisite to subsequent Writing Foundation General Education course
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Semester Two (16 credit hours)
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Foreign Language 11504PassingMajorForeign Language 1140 Foreign language corequisite
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ECN 2020 - Principles of Global Macroeconomics
4CMajorHigh school algebraMajor and General Education course
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WRT 1060 - Composition II4CGeneral EducationWRT 1050 with grade of C or higher; placementPrerequisite to subsequent Writing Intensive courses
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choicehttp://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Semester Three (16 credit hours)
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PS 1400 - Comparative Politics 4CMultipleNo prerequisiteMajor and General Education course
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PS 2500 - The Research Process in Political Science
4CMajorPS 1100, PS 1600 or PS 1400No note
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Foreign Language 21404PassingMultipleForeign Language 1150 Foreign language corequisite and General Education course
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CAS Exploratory or Elective 4PassingExploratoryPrerequisite varies with choiceSee CAS Exploratory Requirement below
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Semester Four (16 credit hours)
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PS 2550 - Data Analysis in Political Science 4CMajorPS 2500No note
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Foreign Language 21504PassingMajorForeign Language 2140 Foreign language corequisite
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CAS Exploratory or Elective 4PassingExploratoryPrerequisite varies with choiceSee CAS Exploratory Requirement below
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choicehttp://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Semester Five (16 credit hours)
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PS Elective 1 of 34CMajorPrerequisite varies with choiceSee catalog for options
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PS 3040 - International Politics: Theory and Practice
4CMajorPS 1600No note
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CAS Exploratory or Elective 4PassingExploratoryPrerequisite varies with choiceSee CAS Exploratory Requirement below
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choicehttp://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Semester Six (16 credit hours)
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PS Elective 2 of 34CMajorPrerequisite varies with choiceSee catalog for options
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Economics, History, or Philosophy Elective 1 of 2
4CMajorPrerequisite varies with choiceSee catalog for options
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choicehttp://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Elective 4PassingElectivePrerequisite varies with choice"Elective" may need to include university requirements of G.E. Integration or credits at the 3000-4000 level
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Semester Seven (16 credit hours)
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PS Elective 3 of 34CMajorPrerequisite varies with choiceSee catalog for options
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choicehttp://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Elective 4PassingElectivePrerequisite varies with choice"Elective" may need to include university requirements of G.E. Integration or credits at the 3000-4000 level
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Elective 4PassingElectivePrerequisite varies with choice"Elective" may need to include university requirements of G.E. Integration or credits at the 3000-4000 level
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Semester Eight (12 credit hours)
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Capstone4CMajorPrerequisite varies with choice; see catalogPS 4980 - Seminar in International Relations or PS 4975 - Seminar in the Comparative Study of Political Systems
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Economics, History, or Philosophy Elective 2 of 2
4CMajorPrerequisite varies with choiceSee catalog for options
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Elective 4PassingElectivePrerequisite varies with choice"Elective" may need to include university requirements of G.E. Integration or credits at the 3000-4000 level
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Sample Schedule Notes:
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SAT (old) refers to exams taken before March 2016. SAT (new) refers to exams taken March 2016 or later.
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Complete the requirements for a major offered by the College of Arts and Sciences with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
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CAS Exploratory Requirement
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In addition to satisfying the university-wide general education requirements, all students with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete at least three courses outside of their major rubric, for a minimum of 12 credits.
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A student may select these courses from either of the following: A single rubric of their choosing (e.g., HST) within the College of Arts and Sciences. A predefined thematic set of courses identified on the College of Arts and Sciences website.
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Degree Requirements
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Required
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General Education20
Multiple General Education course are fulfilled with courses in the Major to reach the 40 required credits
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DiversityIncluded
Multiple General Education and/or major courses also fulfill this area
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WIM/WIGE/CapstoneIncluded
Multiple General Education and/or major courses also fulfill this area
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CAS Exploratory Requirement12
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Major48
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Co-requisites20
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Electives24
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Total Credits:124
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