Political Science Minor

Course Requirements
POSC 200 American National Government
Course ID
POSC 200
Credit Hours
3

Survey of the American political system, with emphasis on the Constitution, governmental structure, the political process and selected policy outcomes. Fall, Spring. 

POSC 210 Introduction to Politics
Course ID
POSC 210
Credit Hours
3

Answers perennial questions, such as: “What is politics?” “Why is politics important?” “What has politics got to do with me?” “Can I live my life without focusing on politics?” “Does it matter how we structure our governmental processes?” and “Do values matter in structuring a political system?” Presenting a broad overview of the academic analysis of politics, this course focuses on explaining key political concepts utilized in political science and political theory while applying these concepts to various political processes, institutions, ideologies, political change, etc., in order to both expose students to the world of politics while helping students, utilizing the comparative method, to clarify their own articulation of political beliefs, attitudes and dispositions. Fall.

POSC 218 State & Local Government
Course ID
POSC 218
Credit Hours
3

A comparative study of American state and local governments, with emphasis on federalism, federal and state relations, interstate regulations and the structure and political process of state and local governments. Spring.

POSC 300 Political Thought
Course ID
POSC 300
Credit Hours
3

 A survey of ancient, medieval, modern and post-modern political thought. Special attention given to contemporary political ideologies, including fundamentalism, feminism, environmentalism, communitarianism and multiculturalism. PR: POSC 200, POSC 210 or ENGL 201. Fall.

POSC 405 International Relations
Course ID
POSC 405
Credit Hours
3

Study of major concepts and approaches in world politics and analysis of process, institutions, problems of war and peace and contemporary trends. PR: POSC 200 or POSC 210. Spring.