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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 (2014-2015 Catalog)

    Candidates must complete the General Education Requirements (GERs) as well as 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.

    Students must pass all SSCI and Social Science methods classes and all classes within the Primary and Secondary Concentrations with a C (2.00) or better. The Student Assessment Portfolio (SAP) is required for degree completion. SSCI S200 (Orientation to the Social Sciences) is taken in the sophomore year with presentation of the completed portfolio in the final semester of the student’s senior year. Students must also take one Social Science methods course in addition to any methods course required in their Primary Concentration.

    Minimum credit hours120
    General Education Requirement35
    Computational Skills
    Select one from the following (4 credits)
    MATHS106Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
    MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
    STATS107Survey of Statistics3
    Social Science Orientation
    SSCIS200Orientation to the Social Sciences3
    Social Science Methods
    Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
    ANTHS311Methods and Theories in Archaeology3
    ANTHS363Ethnohistory3
    ANTHS390/HIST S390Archives and Museums Theory and Practice3
    ECONS412Econometrics4
    HISTS300Historiography and Historical Methods3
    SSCIS300Research Methods in the Social Sciences3
    SSCIS373Data Analysis in the Social Sciences3
    STATS273Elementary Statistics (or higher3
    World Language Requirement8
    ___S__Language courses*8
    *8 credits in a 1-year sequence of a single world or Alaska Native language. American Sign Language does not fullfil this requirement.
    Primary Concentration Requirements**24-25
    Secondary Concentration Requirements**30-31
    **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 Requirements25
    ECONS201Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics3
    ECONS202Principles of Economics II: Microeconomics3
    ECONS412Econometrics4
    ECONS__Electives*12
    *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
    HISTS492Seminar in History: Selected Topics3
    HISTS__Electives*15
    *9 credits must be upper division.
    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
    PSYS__Any one 200 level psychology course18
    PSYS300Research Methods in Social Science3
    *12 credits must be upper division.
    Sociology24
    Primary Emphasis Requirements
    SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
    SOCS__Electives*18
    SSCIS300Research Methods in Social Science3
    *At least 12 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 Concentration Requirements15-16
    ECONS201Principles Econ I: Macroeconomics3
    ECONS202Principles Econ II: Microeconomics3
    ECONS__Electives*9-10
    *At least 6 credits must be upper division.
    Government/Political Science
    Secondary Concentration Requirements15
    GOVTS___Electives*15
    *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 Concentration 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 Concentration Requirements15
    SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
    SOCS__Electives*12
    *6 credits must be upper division

    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)

    Part-time work (internship) in an approved governmental or private non-profit agency. The student is to be supervised by a senior employee of that agency in cooperation with the faculty advisor. (Maximum of 12 hours allowed for all internship programs).

    Prerequisite: GOVT 101, 102 or governmental experience and instructor permission required in order to register.

    CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
    82115J01Glenn Wright
    ARR
    9/2 - 12/13

    Tuition and fees: $648 (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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