|By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 12:09 am: Edit|
To the constitution of academic breadth, if a student is choosing to emphasize on Political Science or History, would this be sufficient academic preparation?
1 year of World History
1 year of Western Civilization at Community College
2 years of United States History
- One at Community College, one AP
1 1/2 year of Political Science
- One at Community College
- One Semester of Government
1 1/2 year of Economics
- One at Community College (Micro)
- One Semester of Economics (Macroeconomics)
1 year of Psychology
2 years of Honors English
2 years of AP English (Lang and Lit)
Also, if you're planning to major in political science, or international politics, would mathematics be essential? (I.E. I doubt an International Politics candidate would need more mathematical strength than Social Studies strength.. Say Pre-Calculus, or should I go forth and take Calculus, in exchange for a lesser social studies breadth?)
By the way, we have almost all of the AP courses that CB offers (minus Comparative Gov't, Latin, and Human Geography).. Meeting graduation requirements is no matter, I met all of our requirements necessary to graduate.
|By Reidmc (Reidmc) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 01:46 am: Edit|
You are more than prepared for studying history or political science in college.
I had a recent conversation with the chairperson of a top 25 graduate poli sci department. He said that higher level math and statistics have become more and more important in poli sci PhD programs, though certain schools are more math-oriented than others. I believe this to be the case for all social sciences. However, if your study is in preparation for foreign service or law school, college-level social science statistics may suffice.
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