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Minors Offered by the Department of Political Science

The department of Political Science offers three minors, in American Politics, Political Theory, and in World Politics. Each course of study consists of 18 hours (one introductory-level course and five upper-level courses) as detailed below.

Minor in American Politics

Courses Hours Required

PSCI 100 or 150

 3 hours
Plus any five of the following: PSCI 204, 222, 241, 243, 244, 245, 247, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 259, 260, 262, 265, 266, 267, 268, 283  15 hours
MINIMUM 18 HOURS

Minor in Political Theory

Courses Hours Required

Political Science 103 

 3 hours
Plus any five of the following: PSCI 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 207W, 208, 209, 253, 257, 258, 263, 264W, 271, 286   15 hours
MINIMUM  18 HOURS

Minor in World Politics

A student may stress comparative politics or international politics, or may mix the two in this minor.

Courses Hours Required
Political Science 101 or 102  3 hours

Comparative Politics: 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 228, 230, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 238, 239, 272W, 284

International Politics: 211, 220, 221, 222, 223, 225, 226, 228, 229, 236, 272W, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 285

 15 hours

MINIMUM

18 HOURS

To declare your minor in Political Science

Please come by the department office (355 Commons Center). You will obtain two minor declaration forms at that time. You will also have to declare which of the three areas you will be minoring in. Once the Director of Undergraduate Studies has signed your Minor Declaration forms, leave one in 355 Commons Center, take the other to the A&S Registrar’s Office in Kirkland 311. If you have questions about this process or anything else related to declaring your major/minor, please do not hesitate to ask.

  • Interim Chair of the Department — Dave Lewis, 333 Commons Center
  • Associate Chair of the Department — Jonathan Hiskey, 339 Commons Center
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies — Carrie Russell, 324 Commons Center
  • Administrative Assistant —Tina Bembry, 355 Commons Center

All of the above can be reached at (615) 322-6222. You can find the Declaration of Minor form here.

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