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American Politics Minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

The American politics minor studies the basic principles and institutions of the American political order and their implications for current political practice. The strengths and limitations of American constitutionalism are emphasized throughout and contemporary political and policy questions facing the country are examined. This minor is closed to students majoring in political science.

Course
Required Courses
POLS-110 American Politics
Electives
Choose four of the following:*
   POLS-200    Law and Society
   POLS-250    State and Local Politics
   POLS-290    Politics and the Life Sciences
   POLS-295    Cyberpolitics
   POLS-305    Political Parties and Voting
   POLS-310    The Congress
   POLS-315    The American Presidency
   POLS-320    American Foreign Policy
   POLS-345    Politics and Public Policy
   POLS-355    Political Leadership
   POLS-415    Evolution and Law
   POLS-420    Primate Politics
   POLS-425    Constitutional Law
   POLS-430    Constitutional Rights and Liberties
   POLS-435    American Political Thought
   POLS-460    Classical Constitutionalism, Liberty and Equality
   POLS-465    Modern Constitutionalism, Liberty and Equality
   POLS-480    Women in Politics
   POLS-485    Politics Through Fiction
   POLS-490    Politics Through Film
   POLS-525
   Special Topics in Political Science

* At least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher.

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The American politics minor studies the basic principles and institutions of the American political order and their implications for current political practice. The strengths and limitations of American constitutionalism will be emphasized throughout and contemporary political and policy questions facing the country will be examined.

Electives—Choose five of the following:
0508-484 Environmental Policy
0513-428 Evolution and the Law
0513-449 Special Topics in Political Science
0513-450 State and Local Politics
0513-451 The Congress
0513-452 The American Presidency
0513-453 American Foreign Policy
0513-454 Political Parties and Voting
0513-455 Politics and Public Policy
0513-456 Judicial Process
0513-457 Constitutional Law
0513-458 American Political Thought
0513-460 Constitutional Rights and Liberties
0513-461 Comparative Politics
0513-462 Abraham Lincoln and American Democracy
0513-463 First Amendment, Liberty, and Deliberative Democracy
0513-466 Political Leadership
0513-481 Women in Politics
0513-485 Politics Through Fiction
0513-514 Political Theory