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Political Science Minor

Hours - 15 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2017
Last Revised 7/24/2020

Program Requirements


*The Political Science Minor is not available to Political Science majors.

Core Requirement — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
POSC 190 Foundations of Critical Thinking F, W, S 3.0
or POSC 300 Political Inquiry and Writing F, W 3.0
or POSC 304 Quantitative Political Research F, W 3.0
or MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0
or PSYC 205 Applied Social Statistics F, W 3.0


Advanced Content — 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
POSC 101 Introduction to Politics F, W, S 3.0
POSC 110 The U.S. Political System F, W, S 3.0
POSC 170 International Relations F, W, S 3.0
POSC 190 Foundations of Critical Thinking F, W, S 3.0
POSC 202 History of Political Philosophy F, W 3.0
POSC 220 Historical Systems of Power F, S 3.0
POSC 230 Fundamentals of Good Governance F, W 3.0
POSC 300 Political Inquiry and Writing F, W 3.0
POSC 304 Quantitative Political Research F, W 3.0
POSC 318 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Variable 3.0
POSC 322 Oceanic Governments and Politics W 3.0
POSC 330 Introduction to Public Administration W 3.0
POSC 331 Public Policy W 3.0
POSC 335 Issues of Terrorism F 3.0
POSC 338 Poverty and Civil Conflict Variable 3.0
POSC 340 Asian Governments and International Relations S 3.0
POSC 343R Asian Empires and Societies S 3.0
POSC 345 Power in the Vietnam War W 3.0
POSC 350 International Law S 3.0
POSC 352/
BUSM 342
Ethics and the Legal Environment
Business Law and Ethics
F, W, S 3.0
POSC 354 Legal Research and Writing S 3.0
POSC 356 International Legal Drafting and Transactions W 3.0
POSC 358 Comparative Law F 3.0
POSC 362 International Political Economy W 3.0
POSC 364 Conflict Bargaining and Management F 3.0
POSC 366 Politics and Economics of the Developing World F 3.0
POSC 384 The United Nations and Intergovernmental Organizations F 3.0
POSC 386 Pacific Regionalism and Conflict F 3.0
POSC 390R Special Topics in Political Science Variable 3.0
POSC 392R Field Study Variable 3.0

Electives may include any two of the following:

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ECON 350 Economic Development W 3.0
PMGT 300 Public Policy W 3.0
PMGT 350 Crisis Management W 3.0
PMGT 360 Disaster Management F 3.0


      No more than 6 credits of this minor may overlap with credits used for another major, minor or certificate.

      All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.


      Program Outcomes

      Forthcoming