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Political Science Minor

Political Science
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
The political science minor can be designed specifically to supplement major programs in related disciplines or more broadly develop the political awareness, background, and critical faculties requisite to responsible citizenship.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Requirements (20 credits)
Across the lower division and elective areas a total of 20 credits is required. Within the total credits, no more than one course may be from the 'Electives From Outside the Department' area. A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at UMD.
Lower Division (0-6 cr)
If students elect to take a methodology course, POL 2700 is preferred.
Take at most 6 credit(s) from the following:
· POL 1xxx
· POL 2xxx
Electives (14 cr)
Students are required to take a minimum of 14 credits of POL 3xxx-5xxx. One course from the 'Electives From Outside the Department' area will apply.
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· POL 3xxx
· POL 4xxx
· POL 5xxx
Electives From Outside the Department (one course)
Take no more than 1 course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 3206 - Federal Indian Policy [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3230 - American Indian Tribal Government and Law [SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 4230 - Introduction to Federal Indian Law [SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· BLAW 2001 - The Legal Environment [LE CAT8, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 3324 - Sociology of Criminal Law (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 3380 - Death Penalty (3.0 cr)
· ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4213 - Mathematical Economics (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4570 - Public Finance (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 4393 - Political Geography (4.0 cr)
· HIST 2365 - Russia in the 20th Century [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3243 - Europe in Crisis in the 20th Century (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3365 - American Culture and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3386 - The United States and the World since 1898 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3465 - Twentieth Century China Politics (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3615 - Modern Africa (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3616 - Society and Culture in 20th-Century Africa (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3726 - Modern Middle East: 18th Century-Present (4.0 cr)
· INTS 4100 - Seminar in International Studies (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 3231 - Law and Punishment (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 3291 - Current Social Political Philosophy (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3155 - Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3156 - Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
· WS 3100 - Feminist Thought [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· WS 3600 - Ecofeminist Theories and Practices [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· STAT option
· STAT 1411 - Introduction to Statistics [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
or STAT 5411 - Analysis of Variance (3.0 cr)
or STAT 5511 - Regression Analysis (3.0 cr)
 
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