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Collection Development Guide: Political Science/Legal Studies: Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

General Selection Criteria

Library will purchase material at the instructional level (2) for the library’s collection in support of the following degree programs:

  • BA, major in Political Science
  • BA, major in Political Science (With teacher certification- Social Studies Composite)
  • BPA, Major in Public Administration
  • Minors in Political Science, Public Administration, Political Communication

Library will purchase material at the research level (3) for the library’s collection in support of the following degree programs:

  • Political Science, MA
  • Public Administration, MPA
  • Legal Studies, MA
  • Certifications in Paralegal Studies, Mediation 

The Library's allocation for Political Science materials will also purchase material at research level (3) in support of the Department of Political Science & Legal Studies faculty research. 

Specific Selection Criteria

Collection efforts will concentrate on, but are not limited to the following:

  • Political Science
  • Public Law and Public Administration
  • Legal Studies
  • Paralegal Studies
  • World Governments and Politics
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Governments
  • American Politics and  Government
  • Texas Politics and Government