Optional Concentrations

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are available with or without a concentration. If students choose, a concentration may be pursued in Government Affairs and Civic Engagement, Foreign and National Security Affairs, Law and the Courts, Political Theory, or Race, Ethnicity and Gender Politics.

Courses Required for Concentration in Government Affairs and Civic Engagement

Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following:

PSCI 2110Issues in American Politics

3 credits

PSCI 2120Introduction to Leadership

3 credits

PSCI 3010/PSCI 8015Urban Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3040/PSCI 8045Government and Politics of Nebraska

3 credits

PSCI 3050/PSCI 8055State Government and Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3160/PSCI 8165Political Parties

3 credits

PSCI 3170/PSCI 8175Interest Groups

3 credits

PSCI 3180/PSCI 8185Campaigns and Elections

3 credits

PSCI 4030/PSCI 8036The Presidency

3 credits

PSCI 4040/PSCI 8046Congress and the Legislative Process

3 credits

PSCI 4050/PSCI 8056The Judicial Process

3 credits

PSCI 4110/PSCI 8116/PSYC 4110/PSYC 8116Political Psychology

3 credits

PSCI 4120/PSCI 8126Public Opinion and Polling

3 credits

PSCI 4910Political Science Internship

1 - 6 credits

Courses Required for Concentration in Foreign and National Security Affairs

 

Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following:

PSCI 2560/HIST 2560Modern France: 1789 to the Present

3 credits

PSCI 2660/HIST 2660The Peoples of East Central Europe Since 1815

3 credits

PSCI 3220/PSCI 8225International Organizations

3 credits

PSCI 3230/PSCI 8235/WGST 8235/WGST 3230Gender and Global Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3260United States Foreign Policy

3 credits

PSCI 3500/PSCI 8505European Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3560Government and Politics of East Central Europe

3 credits

PSCI 3580Government and Politics of Russia and the Post-Soviet States

3 credits

PSCI 3640/PSCI 8645Government and Politics of China and East Asia

3 credits

PSCI 3660/PSCI 8665Government and Politics of Japan and East Asia

3 credits

PSCI 3680/PSCI 8685/LLS 3680/LLS 8685Government and Politics of Latin America

3 credits

PSCI 3700/PSCI 8705Government and Politics of the Middle East

3 credits

PSCI 4200/PSCI 8206International Relations of East Asia

3 credits

PSCI 4210/PSCI 8216International Relations of the Middle East

3 credits

PSCI 4240/PSCI 8246International Conflict Resolution

3 credits

PSCI 4250/PSCI 8256Intelligence and National Security

3 credits

PSCI 4280/PSCI 8286Inter-American Politics

3 credits

PSCI 4350/PSCI 8356Democracy

3 credits

PSCI 4500/PSCI 8506Government and Politics of Great Britain

3 credits

PSCI 4520/PSCI 8526Politics in France

3 credits

PSCI 4620/PSCI 8626Islam and Politics

3 credits

Courses Required for Concentration in Law and the Courts

Students must complete 12 credit hours from among the following:

PSCI 2180Introduction to Law

3 credits

PSCI 4050/PSCI 8056The Judicial Process

3 credits

PSCI 4140/PSCI 8146Constitutional Law: Civil Rights

3 credits

PSCI 4150Law and the Courts: Mock Trial

3 credits

PSCI 4160Law and the Courts: Mock Trial Practicum

1 - 3 credits

PSCI 4170/PSCI 8176Constitutional Law: Foundations

3 credits

PSCI 4180/PSCI 8186Constitutional Law: The Federal System

3 credits

PSCI 4190/PSCI 8196Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties

3 credits

PSCI 4910Political Science Internship

1 - 6 credits

Courses Required for Concentration in Political Theory

Students must complete 12 credit hours from among the following:

PSCI 3340/PSCI 8345American Political Thought

3 credits

PSCI 4310/PSCI 8316Classical Political Theory

3 credits

PSCI 4320/PSCI 8326Early Modern Political Theory

3 credits

PSCI 4330/PSCI 8336Late Modern Political Theory

3 credits

PSCI 4340/PSCI 8346Contemporary Political Theory

3 credits

Courses Required for Concentration in Race, Ethnicity and Gender Politics

Students must complete 12 credit hours from among the following:

PSCI 3100/WGST 3100/WGST 8105/PSCI 8105LGBT Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3120/BLST 3120Afro-American Experience in American Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3130/WGST 8135/WGST 3130/PSCI 8135Women and Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3140/PSCI 8145/LLS 3140/LLS 8145Latino/-a Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3150Asian Pacific Americans and the New Minority Politics

3 credits

PSCI 3230/PSCI 8235/WGST 8235/WGST 3230Gender and Global Politics

3 credits