Teaching Minor

Political Science (this program is in moratorium Spring 2024 through Fall 2024)

Secondary Education Teaching Minor Endorsement
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Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Requirements for the Disciplinary Teaching Minors
Political Science (this program is in moratorium Spring 2024 through Fall 2024)

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 (13 credits):
PLS 100 Introduction to American Politics 3
PLS 140 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
PLS 160 Introduction to International Relations 3
PLS 170 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3
TE 503 Internship in Teaching Diverse Learners in Additional Endorsement Areas 1
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 Administration and Policy Making 3
PLS 313 American Public Policy 3
PLS 320 Judicial Politics 3
PLS 321 Constitutional Law 3
PLS 322 Comparative Legal Systems 3
PLS 324 Congress 3
PLS 325 The Presidency 3
PLS 333 Public Opinion and Political Behavior 3
PLS 334 Campaigns and Elections 3
PLS 342 Comparative Political Economy 3
PLS 344 Politics of Developing Areas 3
PLS 351 African Politics 3
PLS 352 Latin American Politics 3
PLS 354 Politics of Asia 3
PLS 356 Politics of Europe and the European Union 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 American Foreign Policy and National Security 3
PLS 363 International and Domestic Political Conflict 3
PLS 364 Politics of the United Nations and International Organizations 3
PLS 371 Classical Political Philosophy 3
PLS 372 Modern Political Philosophy 3
PLS 377 American Political Thought 3
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