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Political Science

General

Program Title

Political Science

Degree Designation

MIN

Award Type

Minor

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Status

Active

Requirements

Free Form Requisites

Program Requirements (18 credits)

POL 101, course, course.

One course in American government (300 or 400 level).

One course in comparative government or one course in international relations (300 or 400 level).

One course in political theory (300 or 400 level).

Admissions Requirements

  • A student must pass course and course with a grade of C or better to be admitted to the minor.

Notes

Only courses with a grade of C or better may be counted toward the minor.

Students will normally take course and course in the freshman year and take course and course in the sophomore year.

Majors and minors normally should take all required core lower level courses before registering for 300 - and above courses in the major.

See program website for additional information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Demonstrate a deep understanding of the scholarship, analytical methods, and theories of politics in one or more of the disciplines four sub-fields of Political Science: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory.

Outcome

Identify and evaluate the structure and operation of the U.S. and other political systems and the complex interrelationships between the political, economic, social, cultural, and historical forces that drive political phenomena.

Outcome

Analyze and evaluate the foundations, institutions, and practices of politics in the United States at the local, state, and national level.

Outcome

Critically evaluate political behavior through the lens of political theory and through applied empirical analysis such as survey work.

Outcome

Devise research designs that effectively review the existing scholarly literature, test hypotheses, and construct persuasive arguments using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.

Outcome

Demonstrate competence in written and verbal communication consistent with the professional norms and standards of political science scholarship.

Degree Maps

Major Code

1119

Program Code

1119.01