Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Political Science Minor Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Political Science Minor

24 hours; 2.0 minor GPA required

The Political Science minor provides an overview of the major fields of the discipline including American politics, international relations, comparative government and political theory. The minor will prepare students for careers in government, law, education, business, nonprofit sector, and journalism.

Required Courses (15 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
POLS 102 - Introduction to American Politics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science-BS.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
POLS 203 - Introduction to the Policy Process in the United States
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 232 - Research Design and Data Collection

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing


Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3

 

POLS 271 - International Politics or

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science (BS); Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 281 - Comparative Politics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science (BS); Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Choose one Course (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
POLS 309 - American Political Theory

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 445 - Ancient Political Theory

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 446 - Modern Political Theory

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3

Elective Courses (9 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CRIM 301 - Criminal Justice Administration
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
CRIM 302 - Criminal Law
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 104 - Introduction to Public Administration
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
POLS 208 - Law, Courts, and Justice
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 271 - International Politics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science (BS); Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 281 - Comparative Politics

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science (BS); Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 305 - State and Local Government
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
POLS 306 - Political Parties
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
POLS 309 - American Political Theory

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 314 - The American Presidency
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 351 - Leadership in Bureaucratic Organizations in the United States
Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 361 - Intergovernmental Relations in the United States
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 363 - Public Organizational Behavior
Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 371 - The United Nations
Term(s) Offered: Fall, every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 383 - Government and Politics of Latin America
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 384 - The Middle East
Term(s) Offered: Fall, every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 385 - Western European Politics
Term(s) Offered: Spring, every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 399 - Advanced Topics in Political Science
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 404 - Indiana Constitutional Law
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 405 - Constitutional Law
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
POLS 406 - Constitutional Rights
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
POLS 407 - The Legislative Process
Term(s) Offered: Fall, every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 410 - Interest Groups and Public Policy
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 427 - Urban Politics and Governance
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 429 - Moot Court
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
POLS 445 - Ancient Political Theory

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 446 - Modern Political Theory

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 464 - Environmental Politics and Policy
Term(s) Offered: Every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 465 - Comparative Public Policy

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Summer
Credits: 3
POLS 471 - International Organizations
Term(s) Offered: Fall, every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 473 - International Law
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
POLS 487 - Government and Politics of Post-Communist States
Term(s) Offered: Spring, every other year
Credits: 3
POLS 498 - Research in Political Science
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
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