Political Science Minor

The minor in Political Science offers students the opportunity to study selected aspects of Political Science in the areas of interest of American Government and Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Thought and Philosophy. The Minor enables students to take 12 credits from a selection of courses in four core areas of the field:

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Thought

Students also take another 6 credits in electives from any of the department’s course listings.

Program Requirements

POLS 100Introduction to Politics3
or POLS 101 American Government and Politics
POLS 201Comparative Politics3
or POLS 202 International Relations
POLS 300Essentials of Political Thought3
Electives for Political Science Minor
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Perspectives on Law
Conflict and Its Resolution
International Organizations
Government and Politics of Africa
Introduction to Public Administration
Government and Politics of China and Japan
American Foreign Policy
Introduction to Public Policy
Women in Politics
Ethnic Politics in America
Urban Politics
American Party System
Public Opinion and Pressure Groups
Politics of Development and Modernization
State and Local Government
Campaign Politics
American Political Thought
Public Personnel Administration
Governmental Budgeting
Black Politics in the United States
Politics and Technology
Seminar in Campaign Politics
Urban Administration
The American Congress
The American Presidency
Politics and Film
Law in Society: Civil Law
Law in Society: Criminal Law
American Constitutional Law: The Federal System
American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
Advanced Public Policy Analysis
Food and Politics
Animal Rights: Law, Politics and Culture
U.S. Immigration: Law and Politics
Special Topics in Political Thought
Politics of Science Fiction
Theories of Political Economy
Contemporary Western European Politics
Government and Politics of India and South Asia
Government and Politics of Latin America
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States
Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States
Intelligence and National Security
International Relations in Asia
Politics and Morality of War
War and International Security
Global Environmental Politics
Directed Study
Special Topics in Political Science
Seminar and Internship in Political Science
Politics of Federal Bureaucracy
Seminar and Internship in Public Administration I
Seminar and Internship in Public Administration II
Polling in the U.S
International Law
Globalization and Security
Political Science Washington, D.C., Internship
Honors Seminar-Political Science
Total Credits18