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Political Science & International Relations > Minors

Minor in Political Science - 19 credits

Required course....................................... 4 credits
POL216 American Government and Politics (4)

Electives.............................................15 credits
A total of 15 credits in political science courses, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 300 level or above. Only 9 credits of internship or fieldwork may be applied to the minor.

Courses used to meet the requirements of another major or minor may not be used to meet the requirements of this minor.

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in courses used for the Political Science minor.


Minor in International Relations - 19 credits

Required courses......................................10 credits
POL227 Introduction to International Politics (4)

One of the following:
POL366 Contemporary American Foreign Policy (3)
HIS469 U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1900 (3)

One of the following:
ANT214 Cultural Anthropology (3)
GEO274 Environment and Culture (3)

PLUS:
Elective courses......................................9 credits
By advisement selected from among those courses accepted for credit in the International Relations major/minor program. No more than 3-4 credits (1 course) can be at the 200 level.

Courses used to meet the requirements of another major or minor may not be used to meet the requirements of this minor.

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in courses used for the International Relations minor.


Minor in Law and Politics - 18 credits

Designed to introduce the student to the nature and significance of law in Western society. Required and elective courses examine (a) the role of law in America, (b) the history, organization, and dynamics of legal institutions, (c) the relationship of law to contemporary social questions, (d) legal principles governing business, commerce, and labor, and (e) law in the contemporary international system.

Required courses...................................9 credits
POL350 Introduction to Law (3)
POL317 The American Judiciary (3)

One of the following courses:
POL351 Constitutional Law: National Government (3)
POL352 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties (3)

Electives.............................................9 credits
Three of the following courses:
BLK435 Blacks and American Law (3)
BUS271 Legal Environment o Business (3)*
BUS272 Business Law for Accountants (3)*
DMJ452 Mass Media Law (3)
PHI304 Ethics (3)
PHI305 Business Ethics (3)
PHI375 Philosophy of Law (3)
POL329 Political Obligation and Punishment (3)
POL351 Constitutional Law: National Government (3)**
POL352 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties (3)**
POL355 Criminal Law (3)
POL356 Sex Discrimination & the Law (3)
POL357 International Law (3)
SOC305 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
SOC332 Criminological Theory (3)
WOM320 Reproductive Law and Policy (3)

Up to three credits 393 or 493, by prior approval of the chair of the department of Political Science, may count for credit in this minor.

Courses used to meet the requirements of another major or minor may not be used to meet the requirements of this minor.

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in courses used for the Law and Politics minor.

* A maximum of three credits of Legal Environment of Business or Business Law for Accountants may be credited toward the minor.
** The Constitutional Law course not taken as a required course may be taken as an elective.