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Political Science  Graduate Minor

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College of Liberal Arts|School of Public Policy



Graduate Areas of Concentration

American politics, judicial politics, public administration, political theory, state and local government, international relations, comparative politics, gender politics, environmental policy

Graduate work in Political Science may serve as a field of study for a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) degree or as a minor in other advanced degree programs. The political science program aims to provide a systematic understanding of political processes, institutions, theories, and behavior. Students are encouraged to acquire competence in statistics as aids to analyzing political phenomena.



Students may choose the “generic” graduate minor, which simply requires 16 credits of graduate course work in political science for Master’s students and 20 credits for doctoral students. Or, students may choose one of two tracks within the minor: Environmental and Energy Politics; and International Politics. Students pursuing a track may choose any of the political science courses listed for that track. Students may also count one of the non-political science courses listed under the track toward the political science graduate minor.

For the generic graduate minor in political science, no specific courses are required. Master's students must take 16 credits of graduate course work in political science, and PhD students must take 20 credits. Any combination of graduate political science courses will satisfy this requirement, but a maximum of 4 credits from PS 501–510 may be counted toward the minor.

For one of the two tracks, Master’s students must choose four (4) courses from the list of courses for the track, at least three (3) being from political science; and PhD students much choose five (5) courses, at least four (4) being from political science. Students may take one non-political science course on the list, and may also count up to 4 credits from PS 501–510 toward the option.

Environmental and Energy Politics Track

Political Science Courses

PS 549. Topics in Comparative Politics (4)
PS 555. The Politics of Climate Change (4)
PS 570. Global Food Politics and Policy (4)
PS 573. US Energy Policy (4)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 576. Science and Politics (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 578. Renewable Energy Policy (4)

Non-Political Science Courses

ECON 566. Economics of Traditional and Renewable Energy (4)
PPOL 545. International Marine Policy (4)
PPOL 546. The Policy and Law of United States Coastal Governance (4)
PPOL 547. Integrated Policy: Food, Energy, Water, Climate (4)
PPOL 548. Marine Policy in the United States (4)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)
SOC 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (4)

International Politics Track

Political Science Courses

PS 541. Democratization (4)
PS 546. East Asian Political Economy (4)
PS 549. Topics in Comparative Politics (4)
PS 555. The Politics of Climate Change (4)
PS 557. US-China Relations (4)
PS 558. International Political Economy (4)
PS 570. Global Food Politics and Policy (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Non-Political Science Courses

ECON. 540 Economics of Globalization (4)
ECON 541. International Finance Theory and Policy (4)
ECON 555. Economic Development (4)
ECON 640. International Trade and Economic Growth (4)
PPOL 545. International Marine Policy (4)
SOC 560. The Sociology of Globalization (4)
SOC 566. International Development: Gender Issues (4)

Minor Code: 9600


 
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