Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    May 26, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science Major

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Political science, as understood at Colorado Christian University, arises from the fact that every human task is informed by some practical art or technical science that, in turn, is used for higher purposes. Since each practical art points to a purpose higher than itself, is there one highest practical art that does not point beyond itself? Is there a comprehensive art that orders all other arts? According to Aristotle, whom Thomas Aquinas admiringly called “the Philosopher,” there is one such comprehensive art: politics.

Political science investigates the highest practical questions through intensive study of human nature. By learning that human beings have a nature and what that nature is, political science suggests that peace provides the opportunity to live well, to strive for moral and intellectual excellence. Through the study of politics, serious minds can discover that all human action points to the good life, the happy life, the life of virtue. In this way, political science instructs us in what it means to be a citizen and how to evaluate and if needed improve political society, while preparing the soul for a lifetime of truly liberal education.

The Political Science major at Colorado Christian University will prepare you for a life of public service, jurisprudence, and political consulting, among many other occupations. You will be prepared for graduate school and law school. Interact with political systems, intern at the State Capital, Washington, D.C., or in local government. Understand the original intent of the Constitution, the Progressives, and the resultant impact on society. Double your major with Global Studies, History, Communication, or Psychology for exciting opportunities.

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Political Science Core (30 credit hours)
Electives (33 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Political Science Major Courses (30 credit hours)

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