The Politics minor provides students with an understanding of politics and government as practiced in the United States and throughout the world; a knowledge of global political relationships; opportunities to develop skills that are useful both in the course of participating first-hand in politics and in the rigorous analysis and communication of complex information; familiarity with methods used in the study of political science; and preparation for professional careers in law, government, international affairs, and the teaching of politics and the social sciences.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|Select 20 credits from POSC or ISPOSC or IIPOSC, with at least 8 credits at the 300-400 level.||20|
|Students pursuing a minor in Politics should receive a grade C or higher in each course that counts toward the minor.|
The prerequisites and prior-course recommendations for 300-level courses help students develop a relatively deep understanding of the fields in which they take upper-level courses.
Upon completion of the Political Science minor, students will:
- Gain background to prepare students for possible volunteer or career-track work in consulting or campaigns.
- Gain skills and content emphases in a variety of topics depending on the courses a student selects.
- Learn about elections, voters, and their behavior; presentation and marketing of a candidate or political issue; principles of communication, persuasion, and decision-making; geographic and other population data and its collection and use; and considerations including budgeting, goal setting, and team building associated with an organization of business.