US Government & Politics Certificate Curriculum
Each course in the program is offered for two (2) semester credit hours. Courses are offered in two formats:
- As residential Weeklong Summer courses during the months of June and July at our Ashland, Ohio campus.
- As live online webconference courses offered on various schedules throughout the academic year.
The typical time to completion of the certificate program is 12 months to 15 months. Students may take up to eight (8) total credit hours during any one semester. Students may take up to two (2) concurrent fall or spring semester Live Online courses, and no more than four (4) during any one semester. Only one course may be taken at a time during summer semesters. Students may not take a Weeklong Summer and a Live Online course concurrently.
Students should consult with their program advisor to discuss their semester-by-semester load. All certificate requirements must be completed within ten (10) years from the date of the first course attempted.
Course of Study
Choose any nine (9) courses from the following:
|Course Number||Course Title||Hrs||Prerequisites|
|POLSC 501||The American Revolution||2||None|
|POLSC 502||The American Founding||2||None|
|POLSC 503||Sectionalism and Civil War||2||None|
|POLSC 505||The Progressive Era||2||None|
|POLSC 506||The Rise of Modern America, 1914-1945||2||None|
|POLSC 510*||Great American Texts||2||None|
|POLSC 630*||American Statesmen||2||None|
|POLSC 631||American Political Rhetoric||2||None|
|POLSC 632||The American Presidency I, Washington to Lincoln||2||None|
|POLSC 633||The American Presidency II, Johnson to the present||2||None|
|POLSC 644||The Congress||2||None|
|POLSC 641||The Supreme Court||2||None|
|POLSC 642||Political Parties||2||None|
|POLSC 643*||Constitutional Rights and Powers||2||None|
|POLSC 660*||Topics in American History and Government||2||None|
* Course may be repeated as long as each instance is on a different topic.