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Political Science Minors are required to have a minimum of 24 credits. The required courses make up 9 of the 24 credits. The remaining 15 credits are to include at least one course from three of the first four different subfields in groups one through four (group five & six will count as electives towards the minor).

Required Courses

Political Science 101/101Q: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 105/105Q: American Government and Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 115/115Q: International Politics (3 credits)

 

Group One: American Government Courses

Political Science Majors must complete one course from the list of Group One American Government courses.

Political Science 253: Introduction to Law (3 credits)

Political Science 302: Civil Liberties in the United States (3 credits)

Political Science 304: Race & Ethnicity in U.S. Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 305: Constitutional Law & Judicial Policy-Making (1) (3 credits)

Political Science 306: Constitutional Law & Judicial Policy-Making (2) (3 credits)

Political Science 310: Urban Government (3 credits)

Political Science 315: Policy Analysis (3 credits)

Political Science 316: Environmental Law (3 credits)

Political Science 321: American Public Policy (3 credits)

Political Science 324: U.S. Presidency (3 credits)

Political Science 330: Discrimination & Legal Remedies (3 credits)

Political Science 335: State and Local Government (3 credits)

Political Science 350: Elections & Political Behavior (3 credits)

Political Science 354: Science, Politics and Policy (3 credits)

Political Science 357: Environmental Policy (3 credits)

Political Science 365: Congress in the American Political System (3 credits)

Political Science 366: The Politics of Urban Growth (3 credits)

Political Science 370: Special Topics (3 credits)

Political Science 380: Political Parties & Interest Groups (3 credits)

Political Science 392: Judicial Process in America (3 credits)

Political Science 394: Community Power Systems (3 credits)

Group Two: Political Theory Courses

Political Science Majors must complete one course from the list of Group Two Political Theory courses.

Political Science 349: Foundations of Political Theory (3 credits)

Political Science 355: Modern Political Thought (3 credits)

Political Science 372: Special Topics (3 credits)

Political Science 377: Foundations of American Political Thought (3 credits)

Political Science 378: Modern American Political Thought (3 credits)

Political Science 390: Feminist Theory: Optional Content (3 credits)

Group Three: Comparative Government Courses

Political Science Majors must complete one course from the list of Group Three Comparative Government courses.

Political Science 303: Women, Politics & Policy: A Global Perspective (3 credits)

Political Science 309: West European Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 311: East Asian Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 323: Comparative Constitutional Law (3 credits)

Political Science 328: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (3 credits)

Political Science 336: Russian Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 339: Political Economy of Asia (3 credits)

Political Science 342: Gender, Law and Policy (3 credits)

Political Science 373: Special Topics (3 credits)

Political Science 379: Latin American Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 386: Politics of Development (3 credits)

Group Four: International Relations and Organizations Courses

Political Science Majors must complete one course from the list of Group Four International Relations and Organizations courses.

Political Science 301: European Union Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 308: International Law (3 credits)

Political Science 313: Politics of Genocide (3 credits)

Political Science 317: U.S. Foreign Policy (3 credits)

Political Science 322: International Political Economy (3 credits)

Political Science 352: Politics of National Security (3 credits)

Political Science 374: Special Topics (3 credits)

Political Science 376: International Conflict (3 credits)

Political Science 383: Latin America in International Relations (3 credits)

Political Science 388: Global Environmental Politics (3 credits)

Political Science 393: International Organization (3 credits)

Group Five: Public Administration Courses

Public Administration 102: Contemporary Public Issues (3 credits)

Public Administration 221: Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)

Public Administration 307: Administrative Law & Procedure (3 credits)

Public Administration 361: Campaign Management (3 credits)

Public Administration 362: Public Personnel Administration (3 credits)

Public Administration 363: American Bureaucracy & Political Process (3 credits)

Public Administration 364: Administrative Leadership & Behavior (3 credits)

Public Administration 365: Politics of Emergency Management (3 credits)

Public Administration 366: Emergency Planning and Administration (3 credits)

Public Administration 369: Government & the Economy (3 credits)

Political Science 375: Special Topics (3 credits)

Public Administration 390: Comparative Public Administration (3 credits)

Public Administration 391: Environment & Energy Management (3 credits)

Group Six: Special Courses

Political Science 108: Essentials of Civic Engagement (3 credits)

Political Science 111: Culture and the Politics of Memory (3 credits)

Political Science 112: Power, Justice, and the State (3 credits)

Political Science 113: The Democratic Arena (3 credits)

Political Science 114: The Politics of Race and Sex (3 credits)

Political Science 116: Environmental Politics & Sustainability (3 credits)

Political Science 212: Study Abroad: Optional Content (2-6 credits)

Political Science 214: Politics of Food (3 credits)

Political Science 261: Environment and Society (3 credits)

Political Science 312: Experiential Study: Optional Content (2-6 credits)

Political Science 329: Political Psychology (3 credits)

Political Science 346: Queer Politics and Policy (3 credits)

Political Science 351: Political Film (3 credits)

Political Science 396: Internship in Government (1-5 credits)

Political Science 446: Independent Study (1-3 credits)

Political Science 456: Related Readings (1-3 credits)

Political Science 474: Honors: Thesis (1-3 credits)

Comments

No more than 3 credits in Independent Study and no more than 3 credits of Special Topics/Trial Courses may be applied toward the minor.