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Degree Programs

The General Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference. You may want to open the page in a new window or tab.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate in writing and articulate verbally a basic understanding of the processes of politics and structure of government in the United States.
  • Students will identify and evaluate key actors in the global environment, and analyze significant factors that contribute to national power.
  • Students will demonstrate in writing an understanding of key historical ideas in political thought and articulate the influence those ideas have had on the evolution of political thought.
  • Students will analyze and synthesize complex political relationships and schools of thought and articulate the results of their efforts in both written and verbal forms.
  • Students will be able to elaborate upon, articulate, and actively demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills needed for responsible and active citizenship.

Minor in Political Science

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies requirements and a major in another discipline:

Number Course Title Hours
PS 231 American National Government 3
PS 332

PS 341
International Relations
or
Comparative Politics
3
PS 420

PS 431
American Political Thought
or
History of Political Thought
3
Electives in Political Science* 12
Total hours 21
*GEOG 334, Political Geography, may be applied as an elective.

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