Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 
    Mar 29, 2023  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science B.A.

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Program Director: Bret Kincaid, Ph.D.


The political science major provides students with an increased understanding of the political world—both inside and outside of the United States. It does so through a program of study that introduces them to the discipline of political science, engages them in political analysis and enables them to develop a critical understanding of politics and its place in human society. The exploration of things political is rigorously engaged in and informed by a Christian/Anabaptist worldview. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to pursue advanced study or a career for which political science is an appropriate background, and to provide service to society reflective of the values expressed in the Fresno Pacific Idea.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize and describe the major issues and debates within the discipline of political science.
  2. Explain the role and impact of governmental entities in contemporary state, national and international settings.
  3. Communicate effectively and appropriately in both oral and written forms, especially through the use of critical analysis in articulation and support of political ideas.
  4. Assess the design and impact of historical and/or contemporary policies.
  5. Evaluate political phenomena in the light of religious and/or ethical values.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Required Courses (10 Courses, 31-34 Units)

Core Program (5 courses, 16 units)

*American Studies Program (15-16 Units)

The American Studies Program (CCCU) in Washington, D.C., may be taken in place of PS 390 , PS 476  and two breadth courses.

Recommended Courses

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