College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Political Science

Political Science Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements

A Political Science minor consists of 18 semester hours of PO courses, including PO201 and at least 9 hours at the upper division level (above 299).

Courses Counting Toward The Minor

Introductory Courses Hours
PO102 Introduction to Peace Studies 3
PO131 Introduction to United States Politics 3
PO141 Introduction to International Politics 3
PO151 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
PO201 Research and Analysis (Required) 3
PO210 Basic Political Thought 3
PO220 Community Mediation 3
PO230 Activism 3
Advanced Courses Hours
PO302 Third World Politics 3
PO310 Foundations of Chinese Politics 3
PO320 International Relations 3
PO322 International Conflict and Peace Building 3
PO324 The United States in the Asia Pacific 3
PO326 Chinese Foreign Policy 3
PO328 Politics of China's Development 3
PO332 State & Local Government & Politics 3
PO335 Racial and Ethnic Politics 3
PO337 Politics of the Urban Experience 3
PO340 The Earth Charter 3
PO350 African Politics 3
PO351 Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Africa 3
PO352 Comparative Political Economy 3
PO354 Environmental Justice 3
PO355 United States Foreign Policy 3
PO356 Israel/Palestine Conflict 3
PO357 Politics of Youth and Conflict 3
PO358 Foreign Policy Making in Washington* 3
PO360 Political Regimes in Latin America 3
PO362 Popular Participation in Latin America 3
PO364 United States-Latin American Relations 3
PO370 Government & Politics of Europe 3
PO371 United States Parties and Politics 3
PO372 The Role of Protest in U.S. Politics 3
PO373 Public Policy 3
PO375 Public Opinion 3
PO377 Constitutional Law 3
PO379 The Presidency and the Congress 3
PO380 Topic in Political Science 3
PO381 Ancient & Medieval Political Thought 3
PO382 Modern Political Thought 3
PO383 United States Political Thought 3
PO384 Politics Through Film 3
PO385 The Enduring Quest for Community 3
PO386 Black Political Thought 3
PO391 Russian Politics 3
PO392 Transition from Communism in East-Central Europe 3
PO 400, 401, 402 Independent Study  1, 2, 3
PO 403,404, 405,406 Internship 2, 3, 6, 9
PO 407, 408, 409 Student Apprenticeship in Political Science 1, 2, 3
PO490 Seminar in Political Science 3
PO499 Honors Thesis 3
PL345 Contemporary Social & Political Philosophy 3
GE350 Global Political Geography 3
* Pending Approval