The purpose of the American politics minor is to study 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.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in political science.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|Choose four of the following:*|
|POLS-115||Ethical Debates in American Politics|
|POLS-200||Law and Society|
|POLS-250||State and Local Politics|
|POLS-290||Politics and the Life Sciences|
|POLS-300||Rhetoric and Political Development|
|POLS-305||Political Parties and Voting|
|POLS-320||American Foreign Policy|
|POLS-325||The American Presidency|
|POLS-345||Politics and Public Policy|
|POLS-415||Evolution and 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.
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
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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