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Minor in Political Science

All students pursuing the Minor in Political Science must complete 18 semester credit hours, 12 hours of which must be upper-division.

  1. 6 semester credit hours of lower-division courses selected from the following:

    POL  2503  Introduction to Political Theory
    POL  2513  Public Administration and Public Policy
    POL  2533  Introduction to Political Science
    POL  2603  International Politics
    POL  2623  Law and Society
    POL  2633  Comparative Politics
    POL  2703  Scope and Methods in Political Science

  2. 12 upper-division semester credit hours. Students must take at least one upper-division class in three of the six subfields (see list of courses by subfield below):

    Subfields in Political Science:

    American Politics
    POL  3073  African American Politics
    POL  3083  Race and Ethnic Politics in the United States
    POL  3093  Mexican American Politics
    POL  3123  Political Psychology
    POL  3183  Women in Politics
    POL  3234  Political Campaigns and Elections
    POL  3244  Mass Media and Public Opinion
    POL  3253  Participation and American National Elections
    POL  3283  The American Presidency
    POL  3293  Political Movements
    POL  3303  Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
    POL  3363  Political Parties and Interest Groups
    POL  3373  The Legislative Process
    POL  3413  The Politics of Urban Development
    POL  3573  Politics of the Contemporary City
    POL  3743  Film in Politics
    POL  3753  Latino/a Politics
    POL  3813  Political Polling
    POL  3823  Politics of Congressional Elections

    Comparative Politics
    POL  3063  Comparative Political Participation
    POL  3213  Business and Politics in the Third World
    POL  3273  Introduction to Global Analysis (same as GLA 3013)
    POL  3353  Leadership and Elites
    POL  3393  Latin American Politics
    POL  3403  European Politics
    POL  3423  Geopolitics of Russia and Eurasia
    POL  3433  Governments and Politics of Southeast Asia
    POL  3443  Governments and Politics of East Asia
    POL  3453  The Politics of Mexico
    POL  3463  Politics of the Third World
    POL  3473  Theories and Problems in Latin American Politics
    POL  3493  Politics of the Middle East
    POL  3553  Social Policy in Modern Welfare States
    POL  3633  Political Economy
    POL  3783  Comparative Democratization
    POL  4023  Techniques in Global Analysis (same as GLA 4123)

    International Politics
    POL  3033  International Governance
    POL  3043  Human Rights
    POL  3053  United States–Latin American Relations
    POL  3273  Introduction to Global Analysis (same as GLA 3013)
    POL  3383  East European Politics
    POL  3483  International Political Economy
    POL  3503  American Foreign Policy since World War II
    POL  3513  International Organizations
    POL  3523  Force in International Politics
    POL  3563  Current Issues in World Politics
    POL  3763  Globalization
    POL  4003  Comparative Foreign Policy
    POL  4023  Techniques in Global Analysis (same as GLA 4123)
    POL  4103  Latin America and the World
    POL  4143  The European Union

    Political Theory
    POL  3103  Political Ideology
    POL  3113  American Political Theory
    POL  3133  Political Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval
    POL  3143  Political Philosophy: Modern
    POL  3153  Political Philosophy: Contemporary
    POL  3163  Introduction to Feminist Theory
    POL  3193  Theories of Citizenship
    POL  3203  African American Political Thought

    Public Administration
    POL  3413  The Politics of Urban Development
    POL  3603  Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
    POL  3613  Public Budgeting and Taxation
    POL  3623  Public Policy Evaluation
    POL  3703  Personnel Administration in the Public Sector
    POL  4323  Administrative Law

    Public Law
    POL  3013  The American Legal Process
    POL  3023  Civil Liberties in American Law and Practice
    POL  3223  Judicial Politics
    POL  3323  Constitutional Law
    POL  4123  Legal and Philosophical Reasoning
    POL  4153  Seminar in Jurisprudence
    POL  4323  Administrative Law

Internship hours cannot count toward the minor.

To declare a Minor in Political Science, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center.

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