Political Science Minor

Minor - Political Science (Minor)

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: Nine of the 21 required credits must be in 300-400-level courses.

Required Lower Division Courses12
Required Upper Division Field Courses9
Public Administration
Political Theory
Comparative Government
International Relations
American Politics
Total Hours21

Required Lower Division Courses

Rule: Must complete all of the following courses:

PSCI 210SIntro to American Government3
PSCI 220SIntro to Comparative Govt3
PSCI 230XIntro to International Rel3
PSCI 250EIntro to Political Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Upper Division Field Courses

Rule: Must complete 1 course in 3 of the 5 following options:

Minimum Required Grade: C-

9 Total Credits Required

Public Administration and Public Policy

Select 3 credits from the following:3
State and Local Government
Exp Offering: Public Admin
Public Administration
Pub Policy Issues and Analysis
Health Care Policy
Environmental Health Policy
Administrative Law
Human Resource Management
Development Administration
Nonprofit Adm & Pub Svc
Adv Nonprofit Adm
Public Policy Cycle and the Climate
Ethics and Public Policy
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Political Theory

Select 3 credits from the following:3
Exp Offering: Political Theory
American Political Thought
Contemp Issues in Pol Theory
Exp Offering: Political Theory
Utopianism and its Critics
Modern Political Theory
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Comparative Government

Select 3 credits from the following:3
Rev & Reform Modern China
Exp Offering: Comp Politics
Politics of Europe
Climate Policies: China & U.S.
Politics of Latin America
Politics of Africa
Politics of Mexico
Politics of China
State Formation
Exp Offering: Comp Politics
Politics of Social Movements
Chinese Polit & Soc Thought
Origins of Democracy and Authoritarianism
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

International Relations

Select 3 credits from the following:3
Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations
Global Environmental Pol.
International Security
American Foreign Policy
European Union
Model United Nations
Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations
Politics of Global Migration
International Law & Org
Development Administration
Politics of the World Economy
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American Politics

Select 3 credits from the following:3
Exp Offering: American Govt
Political Parties and Election
Media, Public Opinion, Polling
State and Local Government
American Political System
US Multicultural Politics
American Political Thought
Pub Policy Issues and Analysis
Courts and Judicial Politics
Exp Offering: American Govt
Politics of Social Movements
Am Political Participation
Political Psychology
Public Policy Cycle and the Climate
American Constitutional Law
Civil Rights Seminar
Tribal Sovereignty
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Government Track

A teaching minor is an academic minor which may contain different course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a teaching major in a content area plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of either a teaching major or a teaching minor in that content area.

The term ‘minor’ for this teaching option refers to courses that need to be completed. To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Do not fill out a minor form for graduation or the minor section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Individuals completing a teaching minor must also complete a teaching major in another content area. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.


Teaching Methods Course

Rule: Complete the following course.

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-