Minors in Political Science: (21 credits)

Students majoring in another field may minor in political science by completing one of the following:

Minor Interest Subject (General)

  • PSC 101—American Politics: Process and Behavior OR
  • PSC 103—Principles of American Constitutional Government (3 credits) 
  • Three courses from the following:
    • PSC 108—Great Issues of Politics
    • PSC 210—American Public Policy
    • PSC 211—Comparative Government and Politics
    • PSC 231—World Politics
    • PSC 341—Elements of Public Administration (9 credits) 
  • Three additional upper-division political science or international affairs courses (9 credits) 
     

Minor Interest Subject (Foreign Affairs)

  • PSC 101—American Politics: Process and Behavior OR
  • PSC 103—Principles of American Constitutional Government (3 credits) 
  • PSC 211—Comparative Government and Politics (3 credits) 
  • PSC 231—World Politics (3 credits
  • Select four upper-division courses (3 credits each) from the following two lists. Students must take at least one course from both the comparative politics and international relations lists. 
    • Comparative Politics
      • PSC 407A—Political Systems of Western Europe
      • PSC 407B—Political Systems of East Asia
      • PSC 407C—Political Systems of Russia and East-Central Europe (12* credits)
      • PSC 407D—Political Systems of the Middle East and North Africa
      • PSC 407E—Political Systems of Latin America
      • PSC 407F—Political Systems of China
      • PSC 407H—Politics and Problems in Developed Areas
      • PSC 407J—Nationalism
      • PSC 407Q—Political Violence and Terrorism 
      • PSC 407V—Contemporary Basque Politics
    • International Relations 

Minor Interest Subject (Public Administration and Public Policy)

  • PSC 101—American Politics: Process and Behavior OR
  • PSC 103—Principles of American Constitutional Government (3 credits) 
  • PSC 210—American Public Policy (3 credits) 
  • PSC 341—Elements of Public Administration 3
  • Four additional courses (3 credits each) selected from the following:

Minor Interest Subject (American Government)

  • PSC 101—American Politics: Process and Behavior OR
  • PSC 103—Principles of American Constitutional Government (3 credits) 
  • PSC 304—The Legislative Process (3 credits) 
  • PSC 305—The American Presidency (3 credits) 
  • PSC 332—The Judicial Process (3 credits)
  • Three additional courses (3 credits each) selected from the following:
    • PSC 208—Survey of State and Local Government
    • PSC 353—Ethnic Politics in the United States
    • PSC 354—Politics and Women
    • PSC 401A—Urban Politics
    • PSC 401F—Public Opinion and Political Behavior
    • PSC 401H—American Political Parties and Electoral Behavior (9 credits)
    • PSC 401L—Citizen Participation, Pressure Groups and Political Movements
    • PSC 401M—Intergovernmental Relations
    • PSC 403H—The Supreme Court and Public Policy
    • PSC 411G—Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers and Federalism
    • PSC 490B—Internship: Legislative
    • PSC 490G—Internship: Congressional 

 

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