Political Science

MINOR / TEACHING MINOR / BIS

» Grade Requirements: An overall GPA of 2.00 or higher is required and a grade of "C" or better in all Political Science courses used toward the minor/BIS (a grade of "C-" is not acceptable).
 
» Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 21 credit hours for Political Science minor/BIS and a minimum of 24 credit hours for the teaching minor, which includes HIST 4500, Teaching Social Studies in Grades 5-12, a required course for Political Science Teaching Minors.
Students who select the Political Science Teaching minor must satisfy the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department).

Course Requirements for Minor

Political Science Courses Required (6 credit hours)

  • POLS SS1100 American National Government (3)
and one of the following
  • POLS SS2100 Intro to International Politics (3)
  • POLS SS2200 Intro to Comparative Politics (3)
  • POLS SS2300 Intro to Political Theory (3)

Upper Division Requirements (15 credit hours)

Select at least two courses from Group 1 and at least two courses from Group 2, plus one additional course from either Group 1, Group 2, or the list of electives.

GROUP 1 (select two courses)

American Government and Public Administration
  • POLS 3600 Political Parties (3)
  • POLS 3610 Campaigns and Elections (3)
  • POLS 3620 Political Behavior (3)
  • POLS DV3630 Identity Politics (3)
  • POLS 3700 Intro to Public Admin (3)
  • POLS 3750 Urban Government & Politics (3)
  • POLS 3760 State Government & Politics (3)
  • POLS 4600 American Congress (3)
  • POLS 4640 American Presidency (3)
  • POLS 4700 Politics of Administration (3)
  • POLS 4750 Public Policy Analysis (3)
Public and Constitutional Law
  • POLS 4020 American Constitutional Law I (3)
  • POLS 4030 American Constitutional Law II (3)
  • POLS 4060 Elements of Law (3)
  • POLS DV4070 Sex Roles and the Law (3)

GROUP 2 (select two courses)

Comparative Politics
  • POLS 3210 Politics & Governments of Europe (3)
  • POLS 3220 Politics & Governments of Asia (3)
  • POLS 3290 Intro to Politics & Governments of Developing Nations (3)
  • POLS 4280 Foreign Policies of Major Powers (3)
International Politics
  • POLS 3140 Foreign Policy of the U.S. (3)
  • POLS 4160 Topics in World Politics (3)
    or POLS DV4160 Topics in World Politics: Third World Women (3)
  • POLS 4180 International Law & Organization (3)
  • POLS 4190 Theories of International Politics (3)
  • HIST 3230 American Foreign Relations (3)
Political Theory
  • POLS 3330 American Political Thought (3)
  • POLS 4360 Classical Political Thought (3)
  • POLS 4380 Modern Political Thought (3)
  • PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Democracy (3)
  • WS DV3050 Women's Studies Feminist Theory (3)

ELECTIVES (select one course)

Take any of the following as needed for additional credit hour total, or select additional courses from the courses in the five areas above.
  • POLS 2060 Freedoms (3)
  • POLS 2920/4920 Short Courses, Workshops (1-3)
  • POLS 3060 Mock Trial (2)
  • POLS 3150 Model United Nations (2)
  • POLS 4800 Individual Projects & Research (1-3)
  • POLS 4830 Directed Readings (1-3)
  • POLS 4860 Internships (1-6)
  • POLS 4870 Internship in Perspective (3)
  • POLS 4880 Internship Research (3)
  • POLS 4940 Topics in American Politics & Thought (1-3)

Students may count up to 3 hours of POLS 4830, 3 hours of POLS 4800, and 3 hours of POLS 4860 toward the total of 21 hours required for the minor, if needed.

All Political Science coursesĀ­—as well as HIST 3230, PHIL 3200 and WS DV3050—count toward the total hours required for the political science major and minor. However, none of these courses, if they are being counted for the political science major or minor, may count toward another major or minor. Similarly, if any of these courses are being counted for a major or minor that is not political science, they cannot be counted for the major or minor requirements of political science.

 
 

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