Gender and 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.

Specific Requirements for the Minor

Select five of the following:15
Introduction to Gender Studies
Gender and the Law
The Politics of Identity and Social Justice
The Politics of Gender in the United States
The Politics of Poverty and Welfare
Special Readings 1
Public Affairs Internship 1
Total Hours15

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Explain the major events, laws, and court findings regarding gender and politics.
  • Compare and contrast multiple social movements and policies.
  • Assess issues of inequity, formulate evidence-based recommendations that take into account areas of privilege and oppression and existing political and societal structures, and communicate them with clarity and coherence.