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Political Science Minor

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The political science minor emphasizes the interdependence of domestic politics and international relations in the age of globalization. The minor brings together components of American politics, international relations, and comparative politics to provide students with both national and global perspectives on politics. Perhaps most important, the political science minor seeks to help students make sense of the increasingly complicated political environment that confronts them in their role as citizens. This minor is closed to students majoring in political science.

Course
Required Course
Choose one of the following:
   POLS-110    American Politics
   POLS-120    Introduction to International Relations
Electives*
American politics
Choose two 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 & 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
International relations
Choose two of the following:
   POLS-210    Comparative Politics
   POLS-220    Global Political Economy
   POLS-325    International Law and Organizations
   POLS-320    American Foreign Policy
   POLS-330    Human Rights in Global Perspective
   POLS-335    Politics of Developing countries
   POLS-350    Government and Politics of East Asia
   POLS-410    Evolutionary International Relations
   POLS-440    War and the State
   POLS-445    Terrorism and Political Violence
   POLS-455    Comparative Public Policy
   POLS-525    Special Topics in Political Science

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

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The political science minor emphasizes the interdependence of domestic politics and international relations in the present age of globalization. The minor brings together components of American politics, international relations, and comparative politics to provide students with both national and global perspectives on politics. Perhaps most important, the political science minor seeks to help students make sense of the increasingly complicated political environment that confronts them in their role as citizens.

Students select five courses from the following groups. Three courses may come from one group and two from another.

International Relations
0507-442 Contemporary Middle East
0507-444 Strategy and Diplomacy: Europe
0507-488 Modern Germany
0513-425 Politics and the Life Sciences
0513-426 Cyberpolitics
0513-429 Primate Politics
0513-441 Politics in China
0513-443 Politics of Russia
0513-446 Politics in Developing Countries
0513-447 Human Rights/Global Perspective
0513-449 Special Topics in Political Science
0513-453 American Foreign Policy
0513-461 Comparative Politics
0513-484 Government and Politics of Africa
0513-486 Comparative Politics in Latin America
0513-487 International Law and Organizations
0513-488 War and the State
0513-489 Terrorism and Political Violence
0513-490 International Political Economy
0513-491 Politics of the Middle East
0513-492 Religion and International Politics
0513-493 Global Politics and the Environment
0513-494 Comparative Public Policy
0513-496 Government and Politics in East Asia

American Politics
0508-484 Environmental Policy
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
0513-462 Abraham Lincoln and American Democracy
0513-463 First Amendment, Liberty, and Deliberative Democracy
0513-465 Modern Constitutionalism, Liberty, and Equality
0513-466 Political Leadership
0513-481 Women in Politics
0513-485 Politics Through Fiction
0513-514 Political Theory