Bachelor of Arts Degree:
Government Emphasis

All requirements for the distance degree program are the same as those for the same degree on campus. Distance degree program students are subject to all Adams State policies, deadlines and graduation requirements, except where noted.

  • You will be required to complete 30 Adams State semester credits which may be met by completing approved Adams State Distance Learning courses listed on the website or other publications.

  • Course credits earned through the distance degree program are entered on the student record without distinction between on-campus and off-campus courses.

  • Adams State credits earned in off-campus courses are considered to be the same as those earned in on-campus courses for the purpose of meeting residency or other requirements in degree programs of the institution.

Writing Proficiency

All students must submit a writing portfolio to the Department Chair by the end of the seventh week of the next-to-last semester prior to graduation.

B. A. Degree: Government Emphasis

  1. Successful completion of general studies requirements for B. A. Degree (38 hours total)
  2. Successful completion of the degree program below (36 hours total)
  3. Electives (46 hours total)

Core HGP Courses (required):

  • GOVT 291: American Government (3 hours)
  • HIST 202: U. S. to 1865 (3 hours)
  • HIST 203: U. S. since 1865 (3 hours)
  • HGP 471: Senior Seminar (3 hours)

24 hours with at least three hours from each of the following fields:

Political Theory:

  • GOVT 436: American Thought (3 hours)
  • GOVT 466: Ancient Political Theory (3 hours)
  • GOVT 467: Modern Political Theory (3 hours)
  • GOVT 379: Topics in Political Theory (3 hours)
  • GOVT 479: Topics in Political Theory (3 hours)

American Politics:

  • GOVT 303: Current Political Issues (3 hours)
  • GOVT 306: Public Opinion, Elections and the Media
  • GOVT 429: Constitutional Law I (3 hours)
  • GOVT 430: Constitutional Law II (3 hours)
  • GOVT 450: Legislative Process (3 hours)
  • GOVT 379: Topics in American Government (3 hours)
  • GOVT 479: Topics in American Government (3 hours)

Comparative Politics:

  • GOVT 307: Introduction to World Government (3 hours)
  • GOVT 308: Pacific Rim/21st Century World (3 hours)
  • GOVT 325: Political Movements in Latin America (3 hours)
  • GOVT 393: Women, Politics, and Culture (3 hours)
  • GOVT 379: Topics in Comparative Government (3 hours)
  • GOVT 479: Topics in Comparative Government (3 hours)

World Politics:

  • GOVT 300: Introduction to World Politics (3 hours)
  • GOVT 301: Dynamics of International Relations (3 hours)
  • GOVT 468: U. S.-Latin American Relations (3 hours)
  • GOVT 379: Topics in International Relations (3 hours)
  • GOVT 479: Topics in International Relations (3 hours)

Electives: (46 credits)

Degree must include 42 upper division (300/400 level) semester-hour credits. Electives may be approved transfer credits or courses taken from Adams State. Electives are credits that are required but not used elsewhere in the degree program.

HGP Senior Assessment:

Successful completion of Senior Assessment procedures (70% average or higher).

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