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|
May be taken with approval of the faculty advisor.
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.