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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Politics Minor

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Offered by Political Science .

Students in the World Politics minor explore the politics of interstate relations and its interaction with the domestic political systems of different countries. Students are equipped with theories and methods to think critically and creatively about foreign policy, diplomacy, international organizations, international security, warfare, terrorism, international law, democratization, political economy, development and other complex global problems of the day. The minor offers students a strong foundation for graduate study and careers in the U.S. State Department, the intelligence community, foreign governments, international organizations, NGOs, public and private international development agencies, consulting firms, and multinational corporations..

Basic requirements:
•    21 total credits required, two of which must be POLI 260 and POLI 280 or POLI 281
•    At least four upper level courses, as least one of which must be at the 400 level
•    One language through the second year (202 level), although students committed to World Politics are strongly encouraged to progress to higher levels.
•    Students can also take advantage of active learning opportunities in the Model United Nations student club, as well as a variety of internship and research opportunities that can be valuable stepping stones to the types of careers noted above.

Students Political Science, B.A.  may count no more than 3 courses from the major toward this minor.                      

Students minoring in international politics may complete one additional minor offered by Political Science .

Students pursuing minors in two Political Science  programs may count up to three courses toward the completion of both minors.

Required Courses (6 credits)

Language Requirements

Courses or proficiency through the 202 level in one language other than the student’s native language.

Electives (12 credits)

Choose from among the categories of courses listed below.  

At least one of the four elective courses must be a 400-level course.


No grade lower than a “C” in any course may count toward any minor.

Total: 21 Credits

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