Urban 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 Urban Politics

POL SCI 2350Introduction to Urban Politics3
Select four of the following:12
African Americans and the Political System
Urban Administration
The Politics of Poverty and Welfare
Special Readings (when appropriate)
Public Affairs Internship (when appropriate)
POL SCI 4460
Total Hours15

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key topics in urban politics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of events and factors that have influenced the development of urban politics in the US.
  • Analyze the actions of political actors impacting urban politics and their motives.
  • Assess issues facing urban communities, formulate evidence-based recommendations, and communicate them with clarity and coherence.