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Political Science

Minor Requirements

Students who elect a minor in political science must select five courses from one of the following concentrations:

United States Politics
International Relations
Political Communication

United States Politics

POL 1100 Politics of United States (required)
POL 2000(W) Political Science Methods (required)
POL 2111 State and Local Politics
POL 2121 Public Administration and Public Policy
POL 2122 Law and Society
POL 2181 American Political Thought
POL 3112 Congress and the Legislative Process
POL 3113 American Presidency
POL 3114 Political Parties and Interest Groups
POL 3122 Issues in Public Policy
POL 3130 Campaigns and Elections
POL 3131 Polling and Public Opinion
POL 3132 Political Psychology
POL 3140 Mass Media and American Politics
POL 3141 Political Communication
POL 3150 Criminal Law
POL 3151 American Constitutional Law
POL 3152 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
POL 3160 United States Foreign Policy
POL 4199 Women and Politics

International Relations

POL 1500 Comparative Government (required)
POL 2000(W) Political Science Methods (required)
POL 2510 International Politics
POL 3520 Modern China
POL 3521 Latin American Politics
POL 3522 British Politics
POL 3523 Japanese Politics
POL 3524 Politics of Russia and Post-Soviet States
POL 3525 Politics of the Middle East
POL 3526 Politics of the European Union
POL 3530 Democracy, Development, and Violence
POL 3531 Politics of Developing Nations
POL 3540 International Political Economy
POL 4599(W) Issues and Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy

Political Communication (Cannot be elected by Communications Studies Majors)

COM 1020 Public Communication (required)
POL 2000(W) Political Science Methods (required)
POL 1100 Politics of the United States
Either one:
POL 3130 Campaigns and Elections
POL 3131 Polling and Public Opinion
Either one:
POL 3140 Mass Media and American Politics
POL 3141 Political Communication 

Methods Requirement

POL 2000(W) Political Science Methods must be completed by the end of the student’s sophomore year, except by permission of the Department Chair.