Political Science (Minor)

The minor in political science is designed to help students gain an understanding of theory, practice and policy underlying political processes locally, nationally and internationally and to train students with the research skills necessary for the analysis of complex sociopolitical issues.

The minor program in political science offered by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is designed to help students gain an understanding of theory, practice and policy underlying political processes locally, nationally and internationally and to train students with the research skills necessary for the analysis of complex sociopolitical issues locally and globally.

The program strives to meet these goals by offering students learner-centered coursework in political theory, American political institutions, and international relations and world affairs. These goals are accomplished by offering a flexible program of coursework focusing on international urban, race or ethnic sociopolitical areas, internships and service-learning or action research opportunities. Under the direction of faculty, students focus on intellectual and concrete policy issues in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona, the Arizona-Mexico borderlands, the Americas and the world.

Program Offered

Political Science (Minor)

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Location
West

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Program Requirements

The minor in political science consists of 18 credit hours. A minimum of 12 upper division credit hours are required. A minimum of six upper division credit hours must be completed through courses offered by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. A maximum of three credit hours of internship and three credit hours of individualized instruction may be used to fulfill requirements. Students wishing to pursue the minor must meet with an academic advisor to construct a set of courses that reflect a particular area of specialty and interest. All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Electives -- 12 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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