Minor in Political Science
Select seven courses (21 units total), of which no more than 6 units may be in common with the student’s major.
The Department of History and Political Science maintains the following requirements for each of the minors it offers:
- Students must complete all prerequisites for any HIST or POLI course with a C- or better before taking the course (except as noted in the course description).
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all political science and history courses required for the minor.
- Students must complete each HIST or POLI course with a C- or higher for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of History and Political Science.
|POLI 150||American Government 1||3|
|POLI 160||Introduction to Politics||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Intro to International Relations|
|State and Local Government|
|Introduction to Criminal Law|
|Introduction to Legal Transactions|
|Select a minimum of four of the following:||12|
|History of American Foreign Affairs|
|Seminar in International Relations|
|Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms|
|Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice|
|Constitutional Law: National Powers|
|Seminar on Legal Studies|
|Classical Political Thought|
|Modern Political Thought|
|The American Founding|
|Terrorism and Counterterrorism|
|Theories of International Relations|
|Diplomacy and Foreign Policy|
|Politics of Developing Countries|
|History and Politics of the Non-Western World|
|Political Science Practicum|
|Seminar on American Politics|
|The American Presidency|
|The Federal Judiciary|
|Women in Politics|
|Principles and Practice of Research Design|
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- American Government: Explain the principles, purposes, and main features of American government.
- International Politics: Explain the main features of international politics.
- Political Philosophy: Analyze the writing of major thinkers in the history of political philosophy.
- Christian Foundation: Articulate a Christian understanding of politics and government.
- Professional Writing: Demonstrate ability to write and cite sources to professional standards within the discipline.