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Political Science - Indian Affairs Administration Emphasis, B.A.

Requirements

Political science enjoys a central position among the social sciences. Aristotle characterized politics as the “queen of the sciences.” It is a broad discipline that encompasses philosophical, historical and analytical studies of governments, politics and policies. Political science students learn not only the concepts, theories and methods associated with the discipline, but also gain the cognitive and presentational skills required of tomorrow’s public and private leaders. At its core, politics is about building and maintaining communities at the local, state, national and international levels that enable citizens to live enriching and fulfilling lives. Political science students develop not only an understanding of those communities, but also the ability to influence them.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (3.0)  
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0) (recommended for Business majors)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities (fulfilled by completing any foreign language 202G/2020 course) 4
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 24 Credits
  POLS 1010 Introduction to Political Science 3
  POLS 1020 Political Ideologies 3
  POLS 1100 American National Government 3
  POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations 3
  POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
  POLS 3000 Political Analysis 3
  POLS 3300 Introduction to Public Administration 3
  POLS 4990 Senior Seminar (3.0)  
or POLS 480R Internship 3
Elective Requirements: 42 Credits
  Complete the 1010, 1020, and 2010 courses from one foreign language 12
  Complete courses numbered 1000 or higher (at least 16 credits must be upper-division) 30
Emphasis Requirements:

12 Credits

  HIST  180G Introduction to American Indian Studies  (3.0)  
or ANTH  180G Introduction to American Indian Studies 3
  AIST  358G American Indian Health Policy 3
  POLS  359G American Indian Law and Tribal Government 3
  AIST  4600 Contemporary American Indian Political and Social Issues 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
Complete 6 credits from the following: 6
  ANTH  3300 Development and Rural Societies (3.0)  
  ENGL  357G Native American Literature (3.0)  
  HIST  327G Indians of Utah (3.0)  
  HIST  383G Indians of the Great Plains (3.0)  
  HIST  384G Indians of the Southwest (3.0)  
  HIST  385G The Struggle for Self-determination--American Indians 1891 to present (3.0)  
  AIST  490R Special Topics in American Indian Studies (3.0)  
  BESC  4030 Introduction to Practice Evaluation and Grant Writing (3.0)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 or more semester credits, 40 credits must be upper-division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, with no POLS course grade lower than a C-.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Completion of 16 credit hours of course work from one language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G/2020 levels or transferred equivalents.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1040 Intro to Stats 3
American Institutions 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
HLTH/PE GE Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Distribution 3
Physical Science Distribution 3
POLS 1010 Introduction to Political Science 3
POLS 1020 Political Ideologies 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 180G or ANTH 180G Introduction to American Indian Studies 3
Third Science Distribution 3
Fine Arts Distribution 3
POLS 1100 American National Government 3
POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Social Science Distribution 3
Lower Division Elective 3
Emphasis Electives Choose from list (AIST 490R, ANTH 3300, BESC 4030, ENGL 357G, HIST 327G, HIST 383G, HIST 384G, HIST 385G) 3
POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
Lower Division Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
AIST 358G American Indian Health Policy 3
POLS 359G American Indian Law and Tribal Government 3
Lower Division Elective 3
Lower Division Elective 3
Language 1010 Beginning Language I (choose Language) 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Language 1020 Beginning Language II 4
POLS 3000 Political Analysis 3
POLS 3300 Introduction to Public Administration 3
AIST 4600 Contemporary American Indian Political and Social Issues 3
Lower Division Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Language 2010 Intermediate Language I
Emphasis Electives Choose from list (AIST 490R, ANTH 3300, BESC 4030, ENGL 357G, HIST 327G, HIST 383G, HIST 384G, HIST 385G) 3
Upper Division Elective (numbered 3000 or higher) 3
Upper Division Elective (numbered 3000 or higher) 3
Upper Division Elective (numbered 3000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
POLS 4990 Senior Seminar 3
Language 202G Intermediate Language II 4
Upper Division Elective (numbered 3000 or higher) 3
Upper Division Elective (numbered 3000 or higher) 3
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

History & Political Science

Location:

CB 203A 303A

Telephone:

801-863-8487

Email:

HISTPOLS@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/hps

Chair:

David R. Connelly

Chair UVU Email:

Dconnelly@uvu.edu

 

 
 

Mission Statement

In keeping with the University's mission, the History and Political Science department is dedicated to providing students with a broad range of opportunities in general-education and discipline-specific courses. Our faculty members are committed to quality teaching, mentoring, and research. In an environment of discussion-based classroom experience and independent research opportunities, students develop analytical abilities, communication skills, and history and political science research methods. The History and Political Science department continually strives to provide a reflective, multicultural, and international perspective for students to actively engage in.

 
 

History & Political Science

 

Administrative Contact:

  • Kimberly Williamson
  • Telephone: 801-863-8487
  • Email:  Kimberlyw@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 185

 Advisors:

  • Students A-R HIST/POLS majors or HIST ED
  • John Macfarlane
  • Telephone: 801-863-6716
  • Office: CB 506w
  • Email: Macfarjo@uvu.edu
  • Students S-Z HIST/POLS majors
  • Angela Chavez
  • Telephone: 801-863-5389
  • Office: CB 506v
  • Email: Angela.Chavez@uvu.edu
  • Students S-Z HIST ED majors
  • Kindra Amott
  • Telephone: 801-863-8047
  • Office: CB 506h
  • Email: Kindra.Amott@uvu.edu


History Program Coordinator Contact:

 
 

Faculty

Baktybek Abdrisaev(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Electronics, Academy of Science Belarus.

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Lyn Bennett(1996)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, B.A., Anthropology, M.S.E., Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., History, University of Kansas.

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Andrew Bibby(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Honors English, Concordia University; Ph.D., Political Science, Michigan State University.

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Richard Cho(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Ph.D., Political Science, Stony Brook; M.A., Political Psychology, Columbia University.

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Geoffrey Cockerham(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona; J.D., Louisiana State University

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David Connelly(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Department Chair

Department: Public Service Graduate Studies

B.A., History, M.P.A., Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Public Administration, SUNY Albany.

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Jay Desart(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Concordia College; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Lynn England(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburg.

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F. Farnsworth Jr.(1972)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, M.A., International Administration, Brigham Young University; M.Phil., Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah.

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Michael Goode(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Business Administration, Goshen College; M.A., Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Rick Griffin(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Education, Leadership, and Foundations, J.D., University of Mississippi.

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JaNae Haas(1990)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Latin, M.A., Ancient History, University of Utah; M.A., History of Science, University of Wisconsin.

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John Hunt(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Indiana University Southeast; M.A., Medieval and Renaissance History, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Early Modern Italian and European History, The Ohio State University.

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Ernest Istook(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Journalism, Baylor University; J.D., S.J., Quinney College of Law.

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Dustin Jansen(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



A.S., Science, Utah Valley University; B.A., History, Brigham Young University; J.D., S. J., Quinney College of Law.

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Mark Lentz(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., Colonial Latin, Tulane University.

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Jenna Nigro(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History & French, Allegheny College; M.A., French Studies, New York University; Ph.D., History, University of Illinois.

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Hong Pang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Chinese Commerce

B.A., International Politics, B.A., Economics, Peking University, P.R. China; M.A., Economics, Ph.D., Politics and International Relations, University of Southern California.

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Luke Peterson(2014)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Utah Valley University; MPAA, Public Policy, Harvard University.

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Rodney Smith(2017)

Director

Department: Center for Constitutional Studies
Professional in Residence, Faculty



B.A., Political Science, Western Colorado State College; S.J.D., Law, Brigham Young University.

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Keith Snedegar(1993)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



A.B., History, University of Michigan; M.S., English/Latin, University of Edinburgh; D.Phil., Modern History, University of Oxford.

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Steven Sylvester(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Political Science, California State University, Chico; Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kansas.

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David Wilson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History and Classical Antiquities, M.A., Classics, University of Kansas; Ph.D., U.S. History, Brigham Young University.

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Adrienne Winans(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, University of Chicago; M.A., World History, New York University; Ph.D., History, Ohio State University.

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Careers

Careers:  
Political science students develop a versatility of skills that prepare them for a wide range of future career paths. The career possibilities for a political science student include: government service and public administration at the federal, state, and local levels, policy analysis and lobbying for both nonprofit organizations and corporations, foreign service, campaign consulting, public opinion and marketing research, journalism, and secondary and postsecondary education. Political science is also the leading course of study for students preparing to enter law school.

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