Political Science

Minor Requirements

 

A general minor in political science can be arranged, as well as specialized minors. Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA in the political science course chosen to qualify for the minor. Students may not count no more than 3 hours in political science taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis toward the minor. Students taking an internship, PS 3940, may count no more than three hours of the internship toward the minor.

Minor in Political Science, General
Fifteen hours, chosen from among all political Science courses.

Requirements for Minor in American Politics
15 hours chosen from the following:

1100 Introduction to Amer. Politics
2280 Judicial Politics and Policy
2300 State Politics
2320 African Americans & the Political System
2350 Introduction to Urban Politics
2380 The Politics of Gender in United States
2420 Introduction to Public Policy
2650 American Political Thought
2820 United States Foreign Policy
3260 The Supreme Court
3300 The American Presidency
3330 Introduction to Political Behavior
3331 Congressional Politics
3340 Politics and the Media
3350 Political Parties & Elections
3390 Studies in American Politics
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)
3940 Internship (consent of instructor)

Requirements for Minor in Comparative Politics
Political Science 1500 plus 12 hours chosen from the following:

2500 Comparing Different Worlds
2510 The Politics of European Union
2530 Political Systems of South America
2540 Political Systems of Mexico, Central America,& the Caribbean 2550 East Asian Politics
2580 African Politics
3570 Gender, Race, and Public Policy
3580 African Diasporas: Identity Politics and Transnational Communities
3595 Studies in Comparative Politics
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)
4510 Comparative Public Policy Administration
4520 Mega-Cities and Diasporas: Understanding Global Migration

Requirements for Minor in International Relations
15 hours chosen from the following:

1800 World Politics
1820 Global Issues
2520 Middle Eastern Politics
2820 United States Foreign Policy
3830 International Political Economy
3840 European International Relations
3850 International Organizations & Global Problem-Solving
3890 Studies in International Relation
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)
3940 Internship (consent of instructor)
4850 International Law

Requirements for Minor in Nonprofit Administration
15 hours:

3420 Public and Nonprofit Personnel Management
3440 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting OR ACCTNG AD 2400 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
3700 Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy
3710 Nonprofits, Civil Society and Volunteerism
3940 Public Affairs Internship (must be conducted through a nonprofit organization)


Requirements for Minor in Political Theory
15 hours chosen from the following:

1600 Contemporary Political Ideologies
2610 Ancient & Medieval Political Thought
2620 Modern Political Thought
2650 American Political Thought
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)

Requirements for Minor in Public Administration
Political Science 2400 plus 12 hours from the following:

2420 Introduction to Public Policy
3420 Public and Nonprofit Personnel Management 
3440 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
3450 Urban Administration
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)
3940 Internship (consent of instructor)
4460 Urban Planning and Politics
4510 Comparative Public Policy and Administration

Requirements for Minor in Public Law
15 hours from the following:

1200 Foundations of Law: An Intro to Legal Studies
2260 Law, Politics and Society
2280 Judicial Politics & Policy
2290 Gender and the Law
3200 Constitutional Law
3210 Civil Liberties
3260 The Supreme Court
3290 Studies in Public Law
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)
4850 International Law

Requirements for Minor in Public Policy
Political Science 2420 plus 12 hours from the following:

2300 State Politics
2350 Introduction to Urban Politics
2400 Public Administration
3300 The American Presidency
3440 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
3450 Urban Administration
3460 The Politics of Poverty & Welfare
3480 Environmental Politics
3570 Gender, Race, & Public Policy
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)
3940 Internship (consent of instructor)
4460 Urban Planning and Politics
4510 Comparative Public Policy and Administration

Requirements for Minor in Urban Politics
Political Science 2350 plus 12 hours from the following:

2320 African-Americans & the Political System
3450 Urban Administration
3460 The Politics of Poverty & Welfare
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)
3940 Internship (consent of instructor)
4460 Urban Planning and Politics

Requirements for Minor in Women and Politics
Political Science 1550, Women and Politics in the Developing World
and 12 hours from among the following:

2290 Gender and the Law
2380 The Politics of Gender in the US
3439 Studies in Policy Formation
3460 The Politics of Poverty and Welfare
3570 Gender, Race, and Public Policy
3590 Politics, Leadership and the Global Gender Gap
3900 Special Readings (consent of instructor)