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  Jan 20, 2018
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Philosophy, Politics and the Public, B.A.


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Philosophy, Politics and the Public Curriculum


57 Credit Hours

Course Requirements


39 Credit Hours

Elected Concentration


18 Credit Hours

Note: If the concentration chosen is a 15 credit hour concentration, the student must complete an additional 3 credit hour elective in consultation with their advisor.

The Undergraduate Track Concentrations


Economic Sustainability & the Public Sphere Concentration


15 Credit Hours

 

REQUIRED

  • BIOL 120 Life, Ecology & People (core science requirement)       
  • BIOL 250 Ecology (core science requirement)                                
  • ECON 305 Microeconomic Analysis             

ELECTIVE (2)

  • ECON 320 Ecological Economics I
  • ECON XXX Ecological Economics II
  • ECON 420 Urban & Regional Economics
  • ECON 341 Economics of Developing Countries
  • ECON XXX Sustainable Development
  • ECON XXX Environmental Economics
  • ECON XXX Environmental Policy Seminar

Media, Politics & the Public Sphere Concentration


15 hours chosen from the following; at least six hours in both COMM and POLI

  • COMM 206 Writing for the Media
  • COMM 211 Media Literacy
  • COMM 270 Principles of Strategic Communication
  • COMM 323 Race, Class, Gender and the Media
  • COMM 426 Media Law and Policy
  • COMM 477 Strategic Communication Ethics and Society
  • POLI 120 Comparative Government and Politics
  • POLI 140 American Government and Politics
  • POLI 277 International Relations
  • POLI 301 Political Philosophy
  • SOCI 200 Foundational Social Thought
  • SOCI 240 Population and Globalization
  • SOCI 264 Social Change
  • SOCI 271 New Social Movements
  • SOCI 365 Class and Class Conflict

Global Cultures & Publics Concentration


15 Hours

 

REQUIRED

  • ECON 316/HIST 350/POLI 316  Globalization

 

ELECTIVE (4 from more than one discipline)

  • HIST 276 History of Nicaragua
  • HIST 343 Religion & Empire in Latin America
  • HIST 346 Modern Japan
  • HIST 428 Latin America & the United States
  • HIST 451 Seminar: France & West Africa
  • HIST 463 Seminar: Cold War US Foreign Policy
  • ECON 300 International Trade & Business
  • ECON 341 Economy of Developing Countries
  • POLI 224 Arab Spring & Middle East Politics
  • POLI 277 International Relations
  • POLI 320 Global Islamic Politics
  • POLI 372 International Political Economy
  • POLI 374 US Foreign Policy
  • POLI 390 Seminar in International Relations
  • SOCI 240 Population & Globalization

Political Science & the Public Sphere Concentration


15 Hours

 

REQUIRED

  • POLI 120 Comparative Government & Politics
  • PHIL 338 Enlightenment & Revolution
  • PHIL 339 The Revolution & Its Aftermath

 

ELECTIVE (2)

  • POLI 277 International Relations
  • POLI 309 Montesquieu & Tocqueville
  • POLI 412 Paris Seminar in Political Theory
  • POLI 300 Level Elective
  • POLI 300 Level Elective
  • POLI 300 Level Elective

Specialized Concentration


15 Hours

  • In instances when a student is interested in a specific area of study, they will work with their Academic Advisor to craft a specialized concentration.

Fifth Year Masters Transition Concentration


18 Hours

 

For students that opt for the 5th Year Master’s program, the concentration courses will consist of:

 

  • PHIL xxx - Private Interest & Public Good I (3 hours)
  • PHIL xxx - Private Interest & Public Good II (3 hours)
  • COMM xxx - Media, Democracy & Public Sphere (3 hours)
  • POLI xxx - Advanced Political Analysis (3 hours)
  • POLI xxx - Campaign Politics (3 hours)
  • ECON xxx - Economics of Public Policy (3 hours)

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