Academic Programs Catalog

College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Requirements for the Disciplinary Teaching Minors
Political Science

Political Science
(Available only to students pursuing a major in Comparative Cultures and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, Social Relations and Policy, Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education, or History with a teacher certification option.)

               
All of the following courses (12 credits):  
PLS 100 Introduction to American National Government 3
PLS 140 Government and Politics of the World
3
PLS 160 Introduction to International Relations 3
PLS 170 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3
At least three of the following courses (9 or 10 credits):  
PLS 301 American State Government 3
PLS 302 Urban Politics 3
PLS 304 Minority Politics 3
PLS 310 Public Bureaucracy in the Public Policy Process 3
PLS 313 Public Policy Analysis 3
PLS 320 The American Judicial Process 3
PLS 321 American Constitutional Law 3
PLS 322 Comparative Legal Systems 3
PLS 323 Religion and Politics 4
PLS 324 American Legislative Process 3
PLS 325 American Executive Process 3
PLS 331 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3
PLS 333 Political Socialization and Public Opinion 3
PLS 334 Campaigns and Elections 3
PLS 342 Comparative Political Economy 3
PLS 344 Politics in the Third World 3
PLS 351 African Politics 3
PLS 352 Latin American Politics 3
PLS 354 Politics of Asia 3
PLS 356 West European Politics 3
PLS 357 Politics of English Speaking Democracies 3
PLS 358 Politics of the U.S.S.R. and Its Successor States 3
PLS 362 Foreign Policy 3
PLS 363 International Political Conflict 3
PLS 364 International Organization and Cooperation 3
PLS 371 Classical Political Philosophy 3
PLS 372 Modern Political Philosophy 3
PLS 377 American Political Thought 3
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