International and Comparative Politics Minor

Requirements for Political Science Minors

A general minor in political science can be arranged, as well as specialized minors in eight different subfields of the discipline. Interested students should see a faculty adviser to plan a coherent program of study as a minor field.

Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA in the political science courses chosen to qualify for the minor. Students may count no more than 3 hours in political science taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis toward the minor. Students taking an internship POL SCI 3940 may count no more than three hours of the internship toward the minor.

Minor in Comparative Politics

POL SCI 1500Introduction to Comparative Politics (MOTR POSC 202)3
Select four of the following:12
Comparing Different Worlds
The Politics of European Union
Political Systems of South America
Political Systems of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
African Politics
Gender, Ethnicity and Public Policy
Studies in Comparative Politics
Special Readings (when appropriate)
Comparative Public Policy and Administration
Total Hours15

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate critical issues within and between other countries

  • Demonstrate cross-cultural competence and a global worldview.
  • Compare and contrast the major political, economic, cultural, and geographic features of different regions of the world.
  • Assess comparative and international political issues, formulate evidence-based recommendations, and communicate them with clarity and coherence.