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Table of Contents: 2014-2015 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Licensure 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 The Triad 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Return of Aid Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library 1.09 Educational Resources and Services 1.10 Academic Advising 2.1 Triad Education Program 2.1.1 Academics 2.1.2 Work Program 2.1.3 Service Program 2.2 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Africana Studies 3.2.02 Art 3.2.03 Biology 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Theatre 3.2.25 Women's Studies 3.2.26 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Languages (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Faculty 5.3 Graduate Faculty 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships

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Philip L. Otterness
Prof of History/Political Sci.

Philip Otterness Address:
WWC CPO 6042
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.3733

Email: pottern@warren-wilson.edu

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3.2.11
History and Political Science


History (HIS) and Political Science (PSC) Courses of Study

Link to History Courses
Link to Political Science Courses

3.2.11.1

Program Overview

The mission of the History and Political Science Department is to instruct students in the content and methodologies of History and Political Science while serving as exemplars of scholars working in those disciplines.

The goals of the History and Political Science Department are the following:

  1. To foster informed and engaged citizens through the department's teaching and scholarship.
  2. To nurture a sense of educated skepticism toward the accepted truths of politics, government, and history.
  3. To promote the understanding that history and political science are disciplines based on argument.
  4. To ensure that students see the complexity of the world's politics and history, meaning that they understand that a critical, sophisticated, and informed approach is necessary for the mature understanding of these disciplines.

The department teaches courses that emphasize critical reading and thinking, careful and thorough research, and effective writing. Besides preparing engaged citizens, academic training in History and Political Science is good preparation for careers in teaching, law, government service, journalism, archival and museum work, and research and writing.


3.2.11.2

Major in History and Political Science

Grades: Students must pass courses with a grade of C- or better to count toward fulfillment of the major.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 40 credit hours in history and political science to fulfill the major requirements.

Students have the choice of completing a regular major in History and Political Science or of completing a concentration in History or in Political Science within the broader major.

For purposes of the major and the minor, ENS 421 Environmental Policy may count as a 400-level Political Science course. All other courses must have HIS or PSC designations.

Up to 8 credit hours of AP history or government credit may count toward the major or the minor. See the AP Examination Recommendations chart.

Requirements (for the major with no concentration):

  1. 12 credit hours in three 100-level History courses in at least two of three areas: Asian civilization, Western civilization, and United States history
  2. PSC 151 Introduction to American Government
  3. 20 credit hours in five additional courses in History and Political Science of which
    1. at least three must be 300-level or 400-level courses and
    2. two must be in History and two must be in Political Science.
  4. HIS 480 Senior Seminar in History and Political Science

3.2.11.3

Concentrations

3.2.11.3.1 - History

Requirements:

  1. 16 credit hours in four 100-level History courses in at least two of three areas: Asian civilization, Western civilization, and United States history. PSC 151 Introduction to American Government may substitute for one of these courses.
  2. 20 credit hours in five courses above the 100-level in History and Political Science of which
    1. at least three must be 300-level or 400-level courses and
    2. at least three must be in History and one must be in Political Science.
  3. HIS 480 Senior Seminar in History and Political Science

3.2.11.3.2 - Political Science

Requirements:

  1. 8 credit hours in two 100-level History courses
  2. PSC 151 Introduction to American Government
  3. 24 credit hours in six courses in History and Political Science of which
    1. at least four must be 300-level or 400-level courses and
    2. at least four must be in Political Science.
  4. HIS 480 Senior Seminar in History and Political Science

3.2.11.4

Minor in History and Political Science

Grades: Students must pass courses with a grade of C- or better to count toward the minor.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours in history and political science to fulfill the minor requirements.

Requirements: The minor requires at least 4 credit hours in History and 4 credit hours in Political Sciences. At least 8 credit hours of the required 20 credit hours must be at the 200-level or higher.