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1 Department of Political Science and Geography The Department of Political Science and Geography offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geography and Environmental Sustainability; Global Affairs; Political Science; and Politics and Law. The Political Science and Geography and Sustainability degrees have Social Studies Teaching Tracks. The Department also offers minors in Geography and Environmental Sustainability; Global Affairs; Latin American Studies; Political Science; and Politics and Law. Department Honors and Signature Experience The Honors Program of the Department of Political Science and Geography is an opportunity for advanced study for students who have demonstrated commendable academic performance. The prerequisites for a student s participation in the Honors Program are a minimum grade point average of.0 at UTSA, a.5 grade point average in the major, and recommendation by a member of the Political Science and Geography faculty. Students who are approved will enroll in the appropriate honors thesis courses during their final semester at UTSA. To earn honors, the thesis must be passed by an Honors Committee that will be formed with the recommending faculty and two other faculty members. Students interested in the Honors Program should contact the Department for additional information. As part of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Signature Experience, which seeks to offer students opportunities to apply ideas and knowledge in real-world settings, the Department encourages students to enroll in mentorship courses such as an Internship, Independent Study, Study Abroad, and Research Practicum. Majors may apply or 6 semester credit hours of internship study to their baccalaureate program. Internships entail supervised workplace experience, allowing the integration of academic and practitioner learning. The internship coordinator of the Department of Political Science and Geography oversees placement. Department faculty members provide supervision and grade internship performance. Further information can be obtained from the internship coordinator. Independent Studies are arranged with Department faculty and normally cover topics that are not presented in listed courses. The Research Practicum enables students to focus on an applied research project that makes a contribution to the discovery or resolution of community needs. B.A degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability (p. 1) B.A. degree in Global Affairs (p. ) B.A. degree in Political Science (p. 5) B.A. degree in Politics and Law (p. 7) Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upperdivision level. At least 40 semester credit hours of geography coursework are required to fulfill the Geography and Environmental Sustainability major. The 40-hour total is considered a minimum, and students are encouraged to deepen and broaden their grasp of their major through careful allocation of their elective semester credit hours. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below. Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours) Students seeking the B.A. degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. GES 261 may be used to satisfy a core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences as well as a major requirement. GES 102 may be used to satisfy a core requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture as well as a major requirement GES 101 or GES 262 may be used to satisfy a core requirement in Social and Behavioral Science as well as a major requirement Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements ( catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/bachelorsdegreeregulations/ degreerequirements/corecurriculumcomponentarearequirements) First Year Experience Requirement Communication 6 Mathematics Life and Physical Sciences 6 Language, Philosophy and Culture Creative Arts American History 6 Government-Political Science 6 Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Area Option Total Credit Hours 42 Degree Requirements A. Courses in the major 40 semester credit hours in the major, 24 must be at the upperdivision level. 1. Required courses: 1 GES 261 GES 262 GES 14 GES 2 Physical Geography Human Geography Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Spatial Analysis 2. Select credit hours from the following: GES 101 GES 102 Fundamentals of Geography World Regional Geography. Select 9 credit hours of regional geography courses: 9 GES 11 GES 12 GES 1 GES 14 GES 15 Geography of the United States and Canada Geography of Latin America Geography of Europe Geography of Mexico Geography of Texas 1

2 GES 166 GES 42 GES 4 GES 4856 Physical and Cultural Geography of the American Southwest Geopolitics of Russia and Eurasia The Geography and Politics of the Asian Rim Study Abroad: Geography and Environmental Sustainability 4. Select 15 additional credit hours of Geography and Environmental Sustainability electives. These may include courses from the following lists: Earth science, resources, and the environment GES 00 GES 61 GES 62 GES 71 GES 72 GES 74 GES 75 Global Sustainability Conservation of Resources Geography of Natural Hazards Weather and Climate Physiography Biogeography Climate Change Economic, political, population, and cultural studies GES 22 GES 44 GES 45 GES 46 GES 5 GES 54 GES 6 GES 64 GES 67 Revealing Geography through Film and Pop Culture Medical Geography Population Geography Geography of Tourism Geography of Local Economic Activity Behavioral Geography Geography of Globalization and Development Political Geography Space and Identity Crisis in the Postmodern Era Geographic Information Systems and cartography GES 4 GES 4 Urban studies GES 51 GES 52 GES 56 GES 65 GES 66 GES 7 Advanced Geographic Information Systems Analytical and Computer Cartography Urban Geography Introduction to Urban Planning Urban Development: Politics, Planning and Power Gender and Cities: An Introduction to Feminist Geography Urban Sustainability in Global Context Urban and Regional Analysis Additional regional courses selected from item above B. Single language other than English Select 6 semester credit hours of a single language other than English C. Electives Select 2 semester credit hours of electives. In fulfillment of this requirement, majors are encouraged to take at least 9 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in disciplines that support the study of geography in the following areas: Urban, economic, political, population, and cultural studies International courses including global affairs Earth science and resources Total Credit Hours Degree Requirements: B.A. Degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability Social Studies Teaching Track A. Required courses Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements. ECO 200 Economic Principles and Issues (*) GES 101 Fundamentals of Geography (*) GES 102 World Regional Geography (*) GES 261 Physical Geography (*) GES 262 Human Geography HIS 104 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (*) HIS 105 United States History: Civil War Era to Present (*) HIS 205 Texas History HIS 212 HIS 21 Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century POL 101 Introduction to American Politics (*) POL 11 Texas Politics and Society (*) B. Upper-division History course Select one course in U.S. history C. Geography Select four courses from the list below 12 GES 00 GES 11 GES 12 GES 1 GES 15 GES 21 GES 6 GES 64 GES 65 GES 66 GES 75 Global Sustainability Geography of the United States and Canada Geography of Latin America Geography of Europe Geography of Texas Cultural Geography Geography of Globalization and Development Political Geography Gender and Cities: An Introduction to Feminist Geography Urban Sustainability in Global Context Climate Change D. Government Institutions Select three courses from the list below 9 POL 01 POL 28 POL 1 POL 2 POL 6 POL 7 POL 50 The American Legal Process The American Presidency The Supreme Court Constitutional Law I Political Parties and Interest Groups The Legislative Process American Foreign Policy since World War II E. Upper-division Geography and Environmental Sustainability courses 12 semester credit hours of upper-division GES courses 12 F. Teacher Certification courses 0 Total Credit Hours /1/18

3 Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Geography and Environmental Sustainability degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters. B.A. in Geography and Environmental Sustainability Four-Year Academic Plan First Year AIS 120 GES 261 HIS 104, 105, or 205 POL 101 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) Physical Geography (core and major) United States History: Pre- Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) Introduction to American Politics (core) Credit Hours WRC 101 Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) GES 101 or 102 HIS 104, 105, or 205 Fundamentals of Geography (or World Regional Geography) United States History: Pre- Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) POL 11 or 121 Texas Politics and Society (core) WRC 102 Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) Life & Physical Sciences core Second Year GES 262 Human Geography (core and major) Creative Arts core Free elective Free elective Free elective Component Area Option core Language, Philosophy & Culture core Mathematics core Free elective Free elective Third Year Regional geography course (See item A.. in degree requirements.) Foreign language (semester I) -4 Upper-division GES elective Upper-division free elective Free elective GES 2 Spatial Analysis Regional geography course (See item A.. in degree requirements.) Free elective Upper-division GES elective Foreign language (semester II) -4 Fourth Year GES 14 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Regional geography course (See item A.. in degree requirements.) Upper-division free elective Upper-division free elective Upper-division GES elective GES elective Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 0-2 Upper-division free elective Upper-division free elective Upper-division GES elective Total Credit Hours: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Global Affairs The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Global Affairs, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. At least 42 semester credit hours of Global Affairs coursework are required to fulfill the Global Affairs major. The 42-hour total is considered a minimum, and students are encouraged to deepen and broaden their grasp of the major through careful allocation of elective semester credit hours. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below. Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours) Students seeking the B.A. degree in Global Affairs must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. GLA 101 should be used to satisfy the core requirement for Language, Philosophy and Culture. All Global Affairs majors are required to take GLA 101 as a prerequisite for upper-division GLA courses. 4

4 Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements ( catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/bachelorsdegreeregulations/ degreerequirements/corecurriculumcomponentarearequirements) First Year Experience Requirement Communication 6 Mathematics Life and Physical Sciences 6 Language, Philosophy and Culture Creative Arts American History 6 Government-Political Science 6 Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Area Option Total Credit Hours 42 Degree Requirements A. Courses in the major 42 semester credit hours in the major, 0 of which must be at the upper-division level. 1. Select one of the following introductory courses on global affairs: GLA 260 GLA 26 Introduction to Global Affairs Studies Comparative Politics 2. Required methods courses: 6 POL 269 and one of the following GLA 10 GLA 412 POL 270 Designing Research in Political Science Research Methods in Global Affairs Advanced Techniques in Global Affairs Quantitative Methods in Political Science. Required course on Theories of International Relations GLA 21 Theories of International Relations 4. Select three of the following Foundations of Global Affairs courses: 9 GLA 00 GLA 21 GLA 2 GLA 48 GLA 51 GLA 52 GLA 76 GLA 78 GLA 485 International Law Theories of International Relations Theories of International Justice International Political Economy International Organizations in World Politics Force in International Politics Globalization Democracy and World Politics Study Abroad: Global Affairs 5. Select three of the following Governance and Policy in Global Affairs courses: GLA 0 GLA 04 GLA 50 GLA 5 GLA 54 GLA 56 GLA 401 GLA 41 GLA 416 GLA 485 International Governance International Human Rights American Foreign Policy since World War II The United Nations Diplomacy Current Issues in World Politics The Intelligence Community and Global Affairs Conflict, Law, and Security in Global Affairs Model UN Study Abroad: Global Affairs 6. Select three of the following Regional Studies courses: 9 9 GLA 8 GLA 9 GLA 40 GLA 42 GLA 4 GLA 44 GLA 45 GLA 46 GLA 47 GLA 49 GLA 59 GLA 485 East European Politics Latin American Politics European Governments Geopolitics of Russia and Eurasia Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia Governments and Politics of East Asia Politics of Mexico Politics of the Third World Latin America in the World Politics of the Middle East Topics in Latin American Security Study Abroad: Global Affairs 7. Senior seminar course: GLA 497 Seminar in Global Affairs B. A single language other than English 6 semester credit hours of a language 6 C. Electives 0 semester credit hours of electives 0 Total Credit Hours 78 Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Global Affairs This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Global Affairs degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters. B.A. in Global Affairs Four-Year Academic Plan First Year AIS 120 HIS 104, 105, or 205 POL 101 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) United States History: Pre- Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) Introduction to American Politics (core) Credit Hours WRC 101 Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) Mathematics core HIS 104, 105, or 205 United States History: Pre- Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) POL 11 or 121 Texas Politics and Society (core) WRC 102 Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) Life & Physical Sciences core Free elective Second Year 4 01/1/18

5 GLA 101 U.S. in the Global Arena (core) Life & Physical Sciences core Social & Behavioral Sciences core GLA elective Free elective GLA 260 or 26 Introduction to Global Affairs Studies (or Comparative Politics) GLA elective Free elective Creative Arts core Component Area Option core Third Year POL 269 Designing Research in Political Science Foreign language (semester I) -4 GLA elective Free elective Free elective Foreign language (semester II) -4 Upper-division free elective Upper-division GLA course GLA elective Free elective Fourth Year Upper-division free elective Upper-division free elective Upper-division GLA elective Upper-division GLA course Upper-division GLA course GLA 497 Seminar in Global Affairs Upper-division free elective Upper-division free elective Upper-division GLA course Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1- Total Credit Hours: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. At least 9 semester credit hours of Political Science coursework are required to fulfill the Political Science major. The 9-hour total is considered a minimum, and students are encouraged to deepen and broaden their grasp of their major through careful allocation of their elective semester credit hours. These courses, which require advance approval from the academic advisor, should serve to introduce students to other social sciences. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below. Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours) Students seeking the B.A. degree in Political Science must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements ( catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/bachelorsdegreeregulations/ degreerequirements/corecurriculumcomponentarearequirements) First Year Experience Requirement Communication 6 Mathematics Life and Physical Sciences 6 Language, Philosophy and Culture Creative Arts American History 6 Government-Political Science 6 Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Area Option Total Credit Hours 42 Degree Requirements A. 9 hours in the major Courses must be selected in the following manner: 1. Required courses: 12 POL 25 POL 269 POL 270 POL 497 Introduction to Political Science Designing Research in Political Science Quantitative Methods in Political Science Seminar in Political Science 2. Gateway courses. Select two courses from the list below: POL 250 POL 251 POL 262 POL 26 Introduction to Global Affairs Studies Introduction to Political Theory Politics and the Administrative Process Law and Society Comparative Politics. Political science electives. 21 semester credit hours of upperdivision electives, with at least hours in each of the sub-fields below. Internship, Honors Thesis, and Study Abroad may count as upper-division political science electives: American Politics POL 12 POL 18 POL 244 POL 25 POL 28 Political Psychology Women in Politics Mass Media and Public Opinion Participation and American National Elections The American Presidency 21 5

6 POL 29 POL 0 POL 1 POL 6 POL 7 POL 41 POL 74 POL 77 POL 81 POL 82 POL 84 POL 85 Comparative Politics POL 5 POL 9 POL 40 POL 4 POL 44 POL 45 POL 46 POL 48 POL 49 POL 55 POL 78 POL 402 International Politics GLA 00 GLA 5 GLA 54 GLA 41 POL 0 POL 04 POL 8 POL 42 POL 48 POL 50 POL 51 POL 52 POL 56 POL 76 POL 401 POL 402 POL 416 POL/GLA 485 Political Theory POL 10 POL 11 POL 1 POL 14 POL 15 POL 17 Political Movements Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy The Supreme Court Political Parties and Interest Groups The Legislative Process Urban Development: Politics Planning, and Power Politics in Film Experiments in Democratic Renewal Politics of Federal Justice Policy Making Politics of Congressional Elections Campaign and Election Law Immigration Law Leadership and Elites Latin American Politics European Governments Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia Governments and Politics of East Asia Politics of Mexico Politics of the Third World International Political Economy Politics of the Middle East The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective Democracy and World Politics Techniques in Global Analysis International Law The United Nations Diplomacy Conflict, Law, and Security in Global Affairs International Governance International Human Rights East European Politics Geopolitics of Russia and Eurasia International Political Economy American Foreign Policy since World War II International Organizations in World Politics Force in International Politics Current Issues in World Politics Globalization The Intelligence Community and World Affairs Techniques in Global Analysis Model UN Study Abroad: Political Science Contemporary Theories of Justice American Political Thought Political Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy: Modern Political Philosophy: Contemporary Justice and Social Policy POL 20 POL 64 African American Political Thought Justice among Nations Politics and the Administrative Process or Public Law PAL 11 PAL 2 PAL PAL 41 PAL 86 PAL 421 PAL 422 POL 01 POL 22 POL 1 POL 2 POL POL 41 POL 58 POL 81 POL 84 POL 85 POL 412 POL 41 POL 42 B. Electives Minorities and the Law Constitutional Analysis l Constitutional Analysis ll Regulatory Law and Enterprise Contracts Great Controversies in Politics and Law Torts The American Legal Process Judicial Politics The Supreme Court Constitutional Law I Constitutional Law II Urban Development: Politics Planning, and Power Jurisprudence Politics of Federal Justice Policy Making Campaign and Election Law Immigration Law Legal and Philosophical Reasoning Politics, Law, and Literature Administrative Law Select 9 semester credit hours of electives. 9 Total Credit Hours 78 Degree Requirements: B.A. Degree in Political Science - Social Studies Teaching Track A. Required courses Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements. ECO 200 Economic Principles and Issues (*) GES 101 Fundamentals of Geography GES 102 World Regional Geography GES 261 Physical Geography (*) HIS 104 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (*) HIS 105 United States History: Civil War Era to Present (*) HIS 205 Texas History (*) HIS 212 HIS 21 Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century (*) Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century POL 101 Introduction to American Politics (*) POL 11 Texas Politics and Society (*) POL 497 Seminar in Political Science B. Upper-division History course Select one course in U.S. history C. Geography Select three courses from the list below: /1/18

7 GES 11 GES 12 GES 1 GES 21 GES 64 Geography of the United States and Canada Geography of Latin America Geography of Europe Cultural Geography Political Geography D. Government Institutions Select four courses from the list below: 12 POL 01 POL 28 POL 2 POL 6 POL 50 The American Legal Process (POL 1 can substitute for POL 01) The American Presidency Constitutional Law I Political Parties and Interest Groups American Foreign Policy since World War II E. Upper-division Political Science courses 12 semester credit hours of upper-division POL courses 12 F. Teacher Certification courses 0 Total Credit Hours 102 Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Political Science This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Political Science degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters. B.A. in Political Science Four-Year Academic Plan First Year AIS 120 HIS 104, 105, or 205 POL 101 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) United States History: Pre- Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) Introduction to American Politics (core) Credit Hours WRC 101 Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) Mathematics core WRC 102 Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) HIS 104, 105, or 205 United States History: Pre- Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) POL 11 or 121 Texas Politics and Society (core) Free elective Life & Physical Sciences core Second Year POL 250, 251, 260, 262, or 26 POL 269 Introduction to Political Theory (or Politics and the Administrative Process, or International Politics, or Law and Society, or Comparative Politics) Designing Research in Political Science Social & Behavioral Sciences core Life & Physical Sciences core Creative Arts core POL 250, 251, 260, 262, or 26 Introduction to Political Theory (or Politics and the Administrative Process, or International Politics, or Law and Society, or Comparative Politics) POL 25 Introduction to Political Science Free elective Language, Philosophy & Culture core Component Area Option core Third Year POL 270 Quantitative Methods in Political Science Upper-division POL - American Politics Free elective Free elective Upper-division free elective POL elective Free elective Free elective Upper-division free elective Upper-division POL - Comparative Politics Fourth Year Upper-division free elective Upper-division free elective Upper-division POL elective Upper-division POL - International Politics Upper-division POL - Political Theory POL 497 Seminar in Political Science Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) Upper-division free elective Upper-division free elective Upper-division POL - Public Administration/Law Total Credit Hours: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and Law The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Politics and Law, including the Core Curriculum 7

8 requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below. Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours) Students seeking the B.A. degree in Politics and Law must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements ( catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/bachelorsdegreeregulations/ degreerequirements/corecurriculumcomponentarearequirements) First Year Experience Requirement Communication 6 Mathematics Life and Physical Sciences 6 Language, Philosophy and Culture Creative Arts American History 6 Government-Political Science 6 Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Area Option Total Credit Hours 42 Degree Requirements A. Courses in the major 9 semester hours in the major; 27 must be at the upper-division level. Courses must be selected in the following manner: 1. Two introductory courses selected from the following: 6 PAL 201 PAL 262 POL 250 Introduction to Legal Studies Law and Society Introduction to Political Theory 2. Required social science research methods course: POL 269 Designing Research in Political Science. One writing course selected from the following: PAL 02 WRC 01 Legal Research and Writing Writing Strategies for the Pre-law Student 4. Concentration electives. 18 semester credit hours of courses selected from the lists below with at least 12 hours taken in a single concentration: Law and Society Concentration GLA 00 GLA 2 PAL 11 PAL/POL 22 PAL 58 PAL 401 PAL 412 International Law Theories of International Justice Minorities and the Law Judicial Politics Jurisprudence Issues in Law and Society Legal and Philosophical Reasoning 18 POL 10 POL 11 POL 1 POL 14 POL 15 POL 2 POL POL 64 POL 41 Contemporary Theories of Justice American Political Thought Political Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy: Modern Political Philosophy: Contemporary Constitutional Law I Constitutional Law II Justice among Nations Politics, Law, and Literature Law and Governmental Affairs Concentration GLA 51 PAL 01 PAL 1 PAL 2 PAL PAL 41 PAL 51 PAL 5 PAL 81 PAL 84 PAL 85 PAL 86 PAL 401 PAL 422 PAL 42 PAL 42 POL 17 POL 7 International Organizations in World Politics The American Legal Process The Supreme Court Constitutional Analysis l Constitutional Analysis ll Regulatory Law and Enterprise Trial and Appellate Advocacy State Courts: Judicial Decision-Making Practice and Procedure Politics of Federal Justice Policy Campaign and Election Law. Immigration Law Contracts Issues in Law and Society Torts Federal Courts Administrative Law Justice and Social Policy The Legislative Process 5. 6 semester credit hours of additional Politics and Law electives selected from the following list and chosen with consent of the advisor. POL 49 Internship in Politics may be used to satisfy up to 6 hours of this requirement, if internship focuses on a law-related experience: ANT 7 BLW 01 CLA 05 CLA 51 CRJ 62 CRJ 46 ECO 200 ECO 16 ENG 22 ENG 2 ENG 2 ES 20 GLA 00 GLA 0 GLA 04 GLA 2 GLA 51 GLA 6 HIS 09 Political and Legal Anthropology Business Law Topics in Classical Genres Topics in Classical History Substantive Criminal Law Constitutional Criminal Procedure Economic Principles and Issues Evolution of Economic Thought Shakespeare: The Early Plays Shakespeare: The Later Plays History of the English Language Environmental Law International Law International Governance International Human Rights Theories of International Justice International Organizations in World Politics Political Economy United States Constitutional History /1/18

9 HIS 18 PAD 201 PAD 02 PAD 0 PAD 04 PAD 11 PAD 15 PAL 11 PAL 21 PAL/POL 22 PAL 1 PAL 2 PAL PAL 41 PAL 58 PAL 81 PAL 84 PAL 85 PAL 86 PAL 81 PAL 401 PAL 412 PAL 422 PAL 42 PAL 42 PHI 204 PHI 206 PHI 21 POL 251 POL 11 POL 1 POL 14 POL 15 POL 17 POL 2 POL POL 7 POL 64 POL 41 POL 49 Law and American Development Introduction to Public Policy Introduction to Urban Management and Policy Introduction to Nonprofit Agencies Public and Nonprofit Financial Management Managing Nonprofit Organizations Introduction to Public Law Minorities and the Law Law School Studies Judicial Politics The Supreme Court Constitutional Analysis l Constitutional Analysis ll Regulatory Law and Enterprise Jurisprudence Politics of Federal Justice Policy Campaign and Election Law. Immigration Law Contracts Politics of Federal Justice Policy Issues in Law and Society Legal and Philosophical Reasoning Torts Federal Courts Administrative Law Introductory Logic Philosophy of Law Ethics Politics and the Administrative Process American Political Thought Political Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy: Modern Political Philosophy: Contemporary Justice and Social Policy Constitutional Law I Constitutional Law II The Legislative Process Justice among Nations Politics, Law, and Literature Internship in Political Science 6. Senior seminar PAL 497 Senior Seminar in Politics and Law POL 497 Seminar in Political Science or GLA 497 Seminar in Global Affairs may be substituted with consent of the Undergraduate Advisor of Record, when covering relevant topics. B. Electives 9 semester credit hours of electives. 9 Total Credit Hours 78 Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Politics and Law This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Politics and Law degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters. B.A. in Politics and Law Four-Year Academic Plan First Year Credit Hours AIS 120 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship HIS 104, 105, or 205 United States History: Pre- Columbus to Civil War Era POL 101 Introduction to American Politics WRC 101 Freshman Composition I (Q) Mathematics core HIS 104, 105, or 205 United States History: Pre- Columbus to Civil War Era POL 11 or 121 Texas Politics and Society WRC 102 Freshman Composition II (Q) Free elective Life & Physical Sciences core Second Year PAL 201 Introduction to Legal Studies Social & Behavioral Sciences core Life & Physical Sciences core Creative Arts core Free Elective PAL 262 or POL 250 Law and Society Language, Philosophy & Culture core Component Area Option core PAL concentration elective Free elective Third Year POL 269 Designing Research in Political Science PAL concentration elective PAL concentration elective Free elective Free elective PAL 02 or WRC 01 Legal Research and Writing 9

10 PAL concentration elective PAL concentration elective PAL elective Free elective Fourth Year PAL 497 Senior Seminar in Politics and Law PAL concentration elective PAL elective Free elective Free elective Free elective Free elective Free elective Free elective Free elective Total Credit Hours: Minor in Geography and Environmental Sustainability (p. 10) Minor in Global Affairs (p. 10) Minor in Latin American Studies (p. 10) Minor in Political Science (p. 11) Minor in Politics and Law (p. 12) Minor in Geography and Environmental Sustainability All students pursuing the Minor in Geography must complete 18 semester credit hours. A. Courses in core concepts and regions GES 101 Fundamentals of Geography GES 102 World Regional Geography B. Upper-division regional geography Select one of the following: GES 11 GES 12 GES 1 GES 14 GES 15 GES 42 GES 4 C. Electives in geography Geography of the United States and Canada Geography of Latin America Geography of Europe Geography of Mexico Geography of Texas Geopolitics of Russia and Eurasia The Geography and Politics of the Asian Rim Select 9 semester credit hours of upper-division electives in geography Total Credit Hours 18 To declare a Minor in Geography and Environmental Sustainability, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor. 9 Minor in Global Affairs All students pursuing a Minor in Global Affairs must complete 18 semester credit hours, at least 12 of which must be at the upper-division level (000- or 4000-level courses). A. Two introductory courses on global affairs: 6 GLA 101 and one of the following: U.S. in the Global Arena GLA 260 Introduction to Global Affairs Studies (POL 260 can substitute for GLA 260) GLA 26 Comparative Politics B. Select one of the following Research Methods courses GLA 412 GLA 10 POL 269 POL 270 C. Additional courses Advanced Techniques in Global Affairs Research Methods in Global Affairs Designing Research in Political Science Quantitative Methods in Political Science Select 9 hours of 000- or 4000-level GLA courses. Of these 9 hours, at least hours in each of the three sections: Governance and Policy in Global Affairs, Regional Studies, and International Relations (in GLA major) No more than 6 semester credit hours selected from the following courses may be substituted for organized courses under section C with approval of the student s academic advisor and Department Chair: GLA 485 GLA 491 GLA 49 Study Abroad: Global Affairs Independent Study Internship in Global Affairs Total Credit Hours 18 Requests for substitutions require pre-approval of the student s academic advisor, the supervising faculty member, and the Department Chair. To declare a Minor in Global Affairs, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult with their academic advisor. Minor in Latin American Studies The Minor in Latin American Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the political, cultural, historical, economical and societal processes and systems of the region. All students pursuing a Minor in Latin American Studies must complete 18 semester credit hours. No more than five courses from one discipline. A. Required course LAS 201 Latin American Foundations B. 15 hours of courses with Latin American content; 9 hours must be upper division Select from the following: 15 AHC 42 AHC 52 AHC 4 ANT 27 ANT 0 ANT 25 Arts of Ancient Mesoamerica Latin American Art Topics in Art History and Criticism (when topic includes Latin American content) Civilizations of Mexico Nature and Culture in Greater Amazonia Archaeology of South America /1/18

11 ANT 0 ANT 6 ANT 40 ANT 72 ANT 401 ANT 495 GES 12 GES GLA 47/ POL HIS 25 HIS 0 HIS 12 HIS 29 HIS 0 HIS 1 HIS 5 HIS 7 HIS 40 HIS 98 HIS 495 MUS 269 SOC 4 SPN 46 SPN 47 SPN 62 SPN 420 SPN 40 Nature and Culture in Greater Amazonia Indians of Mesoamerica Field Course in Archaeology Ancient Civilizations Maya Civilization Special Studies in Anthropology (when topic includes Latin American content) Geography of Latin America Geography of Mexico Latin American Politics Politics of Mexico Latin America in the World Topics in Latin American Security Study Abroad: Global Affairs (when country includes Latin American country) Introduction to Latin American Civilization The Spanish and Mexican Borderlands Colonial Texas under Spanish and Mexican Rule to 186 Imperial Spain History of Mexico History of U.S. Relations with Latin America Latin America since Independence Revolution in Latin America Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Latin America Women and Gender in Latin America Special Studies in History (when topic includes Latin American content) The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean Mexican Immigration and U.S. Society Latin American Literature to Modernism Latin American Literature since Modernism Latin American Culture and Civilization Topics in Hispanic Literatures Topics in Hispanic Cultures Total Credit Hours 18 To declare a Minor in Latin American Studies, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor. Study Abroad courses to Latin American countries, or special study courses on Latin American topics may be used for either section A or B, see department for approval. Minor in Political Science All students pursuing the Minor in Political Science must complete 18 semester credit hours, 12 hours of which must be upper-division. A. Lower-division courses Select two of the following: 6 GLA 260 Introduction to Global Affairs Studies or POL 260International Politics 26 POL 250 POL 251 POL 25 POL 262 POL 270 Comparative Politics Introduction to Political Theory Politics and the Administrative Process Introduction to Political Science Law and Society B. Upper-division courses Quantitative Methods in Political Science Select 12 upper-division semester credit hours. Students must take at least one upper-division class in three of the six subfields (see list of courses by subfield below): American Politics POL 09 POL 12 POL 18 POL 244 POL 25 POL 28 POL 29 POL 0 POL 1 POL 6 POL 7 POL 41 POL 74 POL 77 POL 81 POL 82 POL 84 POL 85 Comparative Politics GLA GLA 412/ POL 402 GLA 41 POL 5 POL/GLA 46 POL 55 International Politics Mexican American Politics Political Psychology Women in Politics Mass Media and Public Opinion Participation and American National Elections The American Presidency Political Movements Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy The Supreme Court Political Parties and Interest Groups The Legislative Process Urban Development: Politics Planning, and Power Politics in Film Experiments in Democratic Renewal Politics of Federal Justice Policy Making Politics of Congressional Elections Campaign and Election Law Immigration Law Latin American Politics European Governments Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia Governments and Politics of East Asia Politics of Mexico International Political Economy Politics of the Middle East Democracy and World Politics Advanced Techniques in Global Affairs Conflict, Law, and Security in Global Affairs Leadership and Elites Politics of the Third World The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective 12 11

12 GLA GLA GLA 5 GLA GLA 412/ POL 402 GLA Political Theory POL 10 POL 11 POL 1 POL 14 POL 15 POL 17 POL 20 POL 64 International Law International Governance International Human Rights East European Politics Geopolitics of Russia and Eurasia International Political Economy American Foreign Policy since World War II International Organizations in World Politics Force in International Politics The United Nations Diplomacy Current Issues in World Politics Globalization The Intelligence Community and Global Affairs Advanced Techniques in Global Affairs Conflict, Law, and Security in Global Affairs Model UN Administrative Process POL 41 POL 42 Public Law POL 01 POL 22 POL 1 POL 2 POL PAL 51 POL 58 PAL 86 POL 81 POL 84 POL 85 POL 412 Contemporary Theories of Justice American Political Thought Political Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy: Modern Political Philosophy: Contemporary Justice and Social Policy African American Political Thought Justice among Nations Urban Development: Politics Planning, and Power Administrative Law The American Legal Process Judicial Politics The Supreme Court Constitutional Law I Constitutional Law II Trial and Appellate Advocacy Jurisprudence Contracts Politics of Federal Justice Policy Making Campaign and Election Law Immigration Law Legal and Philosophical Reasoning POL 41 POL 42 Politics, Law, and Literature Administrative Law Total Credit Hours 18 Internship hours cannot count toward the minor. To declare a Minor in Political Science, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor. Minor in Politics and Law All students pursuing a Minor in Politics and Law must complete 18 semester credit hours, at least 12 hours of which must be at the upperdivision level. A. 15 semester credit hours of required courses Required introductory coursework: PAL 262 Law and Society or PAL 201Introduction to Legal Studies 2. One writing course selected from the following: PAL 02 WRC 01 Legal Research and Writing Writing Strategies for the Pre-law Student. Three upper-division concentration courses selected from the following: GLA 00 GLA 2 PAL 11 PAL 21 PAL 22 PAL 1 PAL 2 PAL PAL 41 PAL 51 PAL 5 PAL 58 PAL 81 PAL 85 PAL 84 PAL 86 PAL 41 PAL 412 PAL 422 PAL 42 PAL/POL 42 PAL 49 POL 11 POL 2 POL POL 41 International Law Theories of International Justice Minorities and the Law Law School Studies Judicial Politics The Supreme Court Constitutional Analysis l Constitutional Analysis ll Regulatory Law and Enterprise Trial and Appellate Advocacy State Courts: Judicial Decision-Making Practice and Procedure Jurisprudence Politics of Federal Justice Policy Immigration Law Campaign and Election Law. Contracts Legal Analysis and Argumentation Legal and Philosophical Reasoning Torts Federal Courts Administrative Law Internship in Politics and Law American Political Thought Constitutional Law I Constitutional Law II Politics, Law, and Literature B. additional semester credit hours selected from the following: ANT 7 Political and Legal Anthropology /1/18

13 BLW 01 CLA 05 CLA 51 CRJ 62 CRJ 46 ECO 200 ECO 16 ENG 22 ENG 2 ENG 2 ES 20 GLA GLA HIS 09 HIS 18 PAD 201 PAD 02 PAD 0 PAD 04 PAD 11 PAD 15 PHI 204 PHI 206 PHI 21 PAL/POL 01 PAL 11 PAL 21 PAL 22 PAL 1 PAL 2 PAL PAL 41 PAL 81 PAL 58 PAL 84 PAL 85 PAL 86 PAL 401 PAL 412 PAL 41 PAL 422 PAL 42 PAL/POL 42 Business Law Topics in Classical Genres Topics in Classical History Substantive Criminal Law Constitutional Criminal Procedure Economic Principles and Issues Evolution of Economic Thought Shakespeare: The Early Plays Shakespeare: The Later Plays History of the English Language Environmental Law International Law International Governance International Human Rights Theories of International Justice International Organizations in World Politics Political Economy United States Constitutional History Law and American Development Introduction to Public Policy Introduction to Urban Management and Policy Introduction to Nonprofit Agencies Public and Nonprofit Financial Management Managing Nonprofit Organizations Introduction to Public Law Introductory Logic Philosophy of Law Ethics The American Legal Process Minorities and the Law Law School Studies Judicial Politics The Supreme Court Constitutional Analysis l Constitutional Analysis ll Regulatory Law and Enterprise Politics of Federal Justice Policy Jurisprudence Campaign and Election Law. Immigration Law Contracts Issues in Law and Society Legal and Philosophical Reasoning Legal Analysis and Argumentation Torts Federal Courts Administrative Law POL 251 POL 11 POL 1 POL 14 POL 15 POL 17 POL 2 POL POL 7 PAL 58 POL 64 POL 41 POL 49 Politics and the Administrative Process American Political Thought Political Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy: Modern Political Philosophy: Contemporary Justice and Social Policy Constitutional Law I Constitutional Law II The Legislative Process Jurisprudence Justice among Nations Politics, Law, and Literature Internship in Political Science Total Credit Hours 18 Geography and Environmental Sustainability (GES) Courses GES 101. Fundamentals of Geography. (-0) Credit (TCCN = GEOG 100) Introduction to the study of physical and cultural features of the earth and their distributions, causes, and consequences to humans. Topics include landforms, climate, natural resources, population, human behavior in spatial context, economic growth, urbanization, and political systems. May apply toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Formerly GRG 101. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 101 and GES 101.) Generally offered:,. GES 102. World Regional Geography. (-0) Credit (TCCN = GEOG 10) Study of the world s regions, focusing on salient physical, cultural, economic, and political characteristics, including physiography, climate, natural resources, population, economic structure and development, globalization, urban growth, cultural institutions, and political structure. Regions include North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East/ North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Japan, China and East Asia, the Russian Federation, and Australasia. May apply toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly GRG 102. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 102 and GES 102.) Generally offered:,, Summer. GES 261. Physical Geography. (-0) Credit (TCCN = GEOG 101) Study of the earth s major landforms and climatic patterns, the processes giving rise to these patterns, and their relationship to human activity. Includes the geomorphology of volcanoes, glaciers, coral reefs, mountains, caves, dunes, and plate tectonics; weather and climate; and the relationship of these agents to physical and human landscapes. May apply towards the Core Curriculum requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. (Formerly GRG 261. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 261 and GES 261.) Generally offered:,, Summer. GES 262. Human Geography. (-0) Credit (TCCN = GEOG 102) An introduction to the study of human patterns and behaviors across the globe. Topics include population and migration; language, religion, gender, and ethnicity; political geography; development; economic geography; urban patterns; and resource issues. May apply towards the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Formerly GRG 262. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 262 and GES 262.) Generally offered:. 1

14 GES 00. Global Sustainability. (-0) Credit This course introduces the student to the concepts, principles, and practices of sustainability in the context of physical and human geography. It focuses on key knowledge areas including environmental and ecosystem change; water, food, and energy resources; urban and economic development; social equity; and cultural preservation. The course will help the student respond to critical global challenges such as climate change, natural disasters, food shortages, environmental degradation, and social inequalities. GES 11. Geography of the United States and Canada. (-0) Credit Study of selected geographic aspects of the major regions of the United States and Canada, emphasizing current social and economic issues in these regions. From a contextualizing treatment of the continent s physical geographies, the course proceeds to the social geographies of the major ethnic groups, showing how the historical management and appropriation of space has been integral to determining the character of the contemporary social hierarchy at the national level. The course proceeds through analyses of social and economic patterns of development, including the national and internal geographical patterns of North American cities. (Formerly GRG 11. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 11 and GES 11.). GES 12. Geography of Latin America. (-0) Credit Beginning with basic aspects of the physical environment, the course examines the social geographies of pre-colonial and colonial Latin America. The structural factors of Latin American economies and cultural institutions are then examined. Emphasis is on their spatial manifestations and their role in producing a Latin America often termed "underdeveloped." The emerging role of Latin America in the democratic world order of the post-1990s is also examined. (Formerly GRG 12. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 12 and GES 12.). GES 1. Geography of Europe. (-0) Credit Survey of the European culture area, including Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Baltics. Discussion of historical, urban, political, ethnic, and economic forces shaping the 21st-century geography of Europe, including the European Union and the Russian Federation. (Formerly GRG 1. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 1 and GES 1.) Generally offered:. GES 14. Geography of Mexico. (-0) Credit Investigation of Mexico s physical and social geography, including climatic and geomorphologic influences, the historical imprint of the Amerindians and the Spanish, population growth and migration, urbanization, political reform, social and cultural change, agriculture and industry, trade liberalization and the impact of NAFTA. (Formerly GRG 14. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 14 and GES 14.). GES 15. Geography of Texas. (-0) Credit A topical and regional examination of the physical, historical, cultural, and economic patterns of the state. Includes demographic characteristics, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and selected urban areas. The role of historical and political forces in creating social inequities in contemporary Texas are examined in detail, including environmental degradation, rural health, higher education, and patterns of wealth and economic growth. May include a field trip to the nonmetropolitan hinterland of San Antonio. (Formerly GRG 15. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 15 and GES 15.). GES 166. Physical and Cultural Geography of the American Southwest. (6-0) 6 Credit An immersion in the geography of the U.S. Southwest. Includes both classroom and field components. Illustrates how the principles of physical and cultural geography play out in landscapes of the Southwest. Students will visit sites, keep field logs, and make student presentations. The oneweek field portion includes travel in vans to areas that may include West Texas and New Mexico in addition to adjacent Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. Students will stay in campgrounds and walk into historic and natural sites. (Formerly GRG 166. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 166 and GES 166.). GES 21. Cultural Geography. (-0) Credit A thematic exploration of the nature and distribution of human culture hearths, population, folk culture, popular culture, agriculture, industrialization, languages, and religion. Topics are defined and examined in the context of their manifestations and influences as regions, cultural diffusion, ecology, cultural interaction, and landscapes. (Formerly GRG 21. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 21 and GES 21.) Generally offered:. GES 22. Revealing Geography through Film and Pop Culture. (-0) Credit This course explores global geographic issues by means of contemporary cinema, elaborated upon in selected readings. By the use of film, the course immerses the student in the socio-cultural, geo-political, economic, and environmental dimensions of the contemporary world. It examines places and people that are often marginalized, such as certain ethnic and racial groups, women, and the economically disadvantaged. GES 14. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. (-2) 4 Credit An introductory course on the application of the computer to the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and display of geographic data; and an overview of projection systems, data acquisition issues, and presentation techniques. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. (Formerly GRG 1 and GRG 14. Credit cannot be earned for GRG 14 or GRG 1 and GES 14.) Generally offered:. GES 2. Spatial Analysis. (-0) Credit Conceptualization, operationalization, and analysis of relationships in geography and the social sciences. Includes the scientific method, research design, sampling, interpretation of spatial patterns, statistics, and univariate and multivariate analysis. Involves use of computer software in the analysis and display of data. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own interests within the course. (Formerly GRG 2. Credit cannot be earned for both GRG 2 and GES 2.) Generally offered:. GES 4. Advanced Geographic Information Systems. (-2) 4 Credit Prerequisite: GES 14. Advanced topics in the use of computer-based analysis of geographic information including data acquisition, modeling complex datasets, and an introduction to scripting to customize an industry-standard software package. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. (Formerly GRG and GRG 4. Credit cannot be earned for GRG or GRG 4 and GES 4.) /1/18

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