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Government affects our personal and professional lives on a daily basis. This is particularly true in Alaska where a third of all jobs are with state, local and the federal government. So studying government (or political science) equips you to:

  • Understand and interpret current affairs in a rapidly changing world.
  • Deal with government in your future profession or business.
  • Seek a variety of jobs in government.
  • Work for various public and private interest groups that lobby government.
  • Seek election to public office.

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Students have access to the state capitol



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    Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with an emphasis in Government

    Bachelor degree programs are designed to prepare students for employment, or graduate school, in their chosen field.

    Typically a bachelor degree program is 120 credits (four years).

    Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

    Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Specific requirements for GERs in Social Science are listed below. Students must select one primary and two secondary concentration areas. The degree must include 42 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

    The Student Assessment Portfolio Program (SAP): The SAP in Social Science is a portfolio assessment requirement for degree completion. The following related course is taken in the freshman or sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the fall semester of the student's senior year:

    • SSCI S210, First Portfolio Review

    Specific requirements of the portfolio are available from the Assessment Coordinator for the Social Sciences SAP.

    Minimum credit hours120
    General Education Requirement35
    Computational Skills
    Select one from the following (4 credits)
    STATS107Survey of Statistics4
    MATHS107College Algebra4
    Social Science Skills*
    SSCIS101Self, Culture and Society3
    SSCIS102Reading/Writing in the Social Sciences2
    SSCIS210First Portfolio Review Class1
    World Language Recommendation8
    ___S__Language courses**8
    **8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language 
    Electives23-25
    ___S__Advisor-approved electives
    Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
    Secondary Concentration Requirements30-31
    *Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better
    Social Science Primary Concentrations
    Choose one. If a course is taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in same discipline must be taken to fulfill the primary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
    Anthropology
    Primary Concentration Requirements24
    ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
    ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
    ANTHS__Electives*18
    *At least 12 credits must be upper division
    Economics
    Primary Concentration Requirements24-25
    ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
    ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
    SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
    ECONS__Electives*12-13
    *At least 9 credits must be upper division.
    Select one from the following (3 credits)
    ECONS321Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
    ECONS324Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
     
    Government/Political Science
    Primary Concentration Requirements24
    GOVTS___Electives*18
    SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
    *At least 12 credits must be upper division
    Select one from the following (3 credits)
    GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
    GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
    History
    Primary Concentration Requirements24
    HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
    HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
    HISTS__Any two 100/200 level history courses except HIST 1336
    HISTS__Any two 300/400 level history courses*6
    *Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
    select both**
    HISTS131U.S. History I3
    HISTS132U.S. History II3
    or both
    HISTS105World History I3
    HISTS106World History II3
    or both
    HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
    HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
    **Courses selected must not be taken as GERs
    Psychology
    Primary Concentration Requirements24
    PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
    PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
    PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
    *12 credits must be upper division.
    Sociology24
    Primary Emphasis Requirements
    SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
    SOCS300Research Methods in Social Science3
    SOCS__Electives*18
    *At least 15 credits must be upper division.
    Social Science Secondary Concentrations
    Choose two disciplines different from your primary concentration area and complete 15-16 credit course sequencing for both. If course taken as a GER, substitution of an equal or higher course level and number of credits in the same discipline must be taken to fulfill the secondary concentration requirement. Must pass all courses with grade of C (2.00) or better.
    Anthropology
    Secondary Concentration Requirements15
    ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
    ANTHS__Electives*12
    *At least 9 credits must be upper division.
    Economics
    Secondary Emphasis Requirements15-16
    ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macro3
    ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Micro3
    ECONS__Electives*9-10
    *At least 6 credits must be upper division.
    Government/Political Science
    Secondary Emphasis Requirements15
    GOVTS___Electives15
    *At least 6 credits must be upper division
    Select one from the following (3 credits)
    GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
    GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
    History
    Secondary Emphasis Requirements15
    select both* 
    HISTS131History of the U.S. I3
    HISTS132History of the U.S. II3
    or both*
    HISTS105World History I3
    HISTS106World History II3
    or both
    HISTS227Early Modern Europe 1400-18153
    HISTS228Modern Europe 1815-20003
    HISTS__Electives**9
    *Courses selected must not be taken as GERs.
    **Minimum of 6 credits must be upper-division. HIST S133 will not be counted toward this degree
     
    Psychology
    Secondary Concentration Requirements15
    PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
    PSYS__Electives*12
    *6 credits must be upper division
    Sociology
    Secondary Emphasis Requirements15
    SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
    SOCS__Electives12

    UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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    GOVT Classes: Fall - 2014


    Survey of the political context of contemporary life, which treats the nature of the democratic state in the modern world and analyzes today's challenges to democracy. The character of the principle elements of modern states, their systems of public law, their politics, their institutions, their patterns of public administration, and their relations with one another.

    CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
    79458KD1Katarzyna Polanska
    DISTWEB
    9/2 - 12/13

    Delivered via web. Requires access to internet, email and MSWord. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

    Tuition and fees: $577 (additional charges may apply)

    Major theories of international politics including studies of war, peace and diplomacy and the role of international and regional organizations.

    CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
    80330J01Glenn Wright
    EG223
    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2:20p - 3:20p
    9/2 - 12/13

    Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

    CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
    80331J01Glenn Wright
    EG224
    Mon, Wed
    9:45a - 11:15a
    9/2 - 12/13

    Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

     
     

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