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.
|POL SCI 1500||Introduction to Comparative Politics (MOTR POSC 202)||3|
|or POL SCI 1800||Introduction to International Politics (MOTR POSC 201)|
|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|
|Globalization: Prospects and Problems|
|International Relations Theories|
|United States Foreign Policy|
|The Politics of the Middle East: International and National Dynamics|
|International Political Economy|
|International Organizations and Global Problem-Solving|
|Global Diasporas and International Relations in the 21st Century|
|Workers and Globalization|
|Special Readings 1|
|Public Affairs Internship 1|
May be taken with approval of the faculty advisor.
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.