Political Science Minor

Explore the major political systems and activities in modern society and gain real-world knowledge and expertise on:

  • American politics and law
  • comparative politics
  • international politics
  • political theory and methodology

Hands-on experiential learning in certain courses are available in the Washington Semester program and through the department's internship program. 

Minor in Political Science (15 hours)

  • POSC 152 Politics of American Democracy

Two of the following:

  • POSC 201 American Politics
  • POSC 204 Political Thought
  • POSC 206 International Politics
  • POSC 207 Comparative Politics
  • POSC 217 American Public Policy

Two of the following (6 hours):

American Politics and Law

  • POSC 307 Introduction to American Law
  • POSC 313 Mass Media and Public Opinion
  • POSC 314 Political Participation
  • POSC 315 Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • POSC 320 Congress and the Legislative Process
  • POSC 322 The Presidency
  • POSC 323 The U.S. Constitution
  • POSC 324 American Civil Liberties
  • POSC 325 American Political Development
  • POSC 355 Public Administration

Comparative Politics

  • POSC 203RM Contemporary Italian Problems
  • POSC 304 Latin American Politics
  • POSC 319 The Global Politics of International Development
  • POSC 329 Middle East Politics
  • POSC 360 The Politics of Race
  • POSC 365 Gender and Politics
  • POSC 370 Democratization

International Politics

  • POSC 316 International Law and Organization
  • POSC 326 Global Environmental Politics
  • POSC 333 Transnational Feminisms
  • POSC 346 International Political Economy
  • POSC 416 United States Foreign Policy

Political Theory and Methodology

  • POSC 301 The Quest for Human Rights
  • POSC 341 Politics and Religion
  • POSC 342 American Political Thought
  • POSC 344 Catholic Political Thought

Other courses

  • POSC 390 Special Topics in Political Science

Note: The following courses cannot be used as Political Science electives:

  • POSC 151 Political Issues
  • POSC 160 Global Political Issues
  • POSC 495/496 Senior Thesis I, II
  • POSC 497 Independent Study
  • POSC 499 Internship in Politics