The political science minor provides students with an increased understanding of the political world, both inside and outside the United States. It does so through courses in American and world politics, political thought, public law and public administration. The exploration of things political is rigorously engaged in and informed by a Christian/Anabaptist worldview. Upon completion of the minor, students will be able to relate more intelligently to the world around them, both as national and global citizens.
- Courses focus on American and world politics, political thought, public law and public administration.
- You will gain additional perspective by examining politics through different lenses, particularly a Christian worldview.
The political science minor provides understanding that can be useful to you in a variety of careers in private and public political organizations including: local government, journalism, international organizations, political campaigns, interest groups/associations and colleges or universities.
General Education Prerequisites
|PS 120||American Politics and Society||3|
Required Courses (19-22 Units)
Core Program (10 Units)
|PS 390||Religion and Politics in America||4|
|PS 400||Comparative Politics||3|
|PS 420||International Relations||3|
Breadth Program (9-12 Units)*
Select a minimum of three of the following
|BUS 475||Law and the Business Environment||3|
|CRIM 375||Criminal Justice in America||4|
|FIN 452||Public Finance||3|
|PS 300||California History and Politics||4|
|PS 371||American Law and Legal System||3|
|PS 373||Nature, Law and Policy||3|
|PS 380||Social Problems and Public Policy||4|
|PS 385||Urban Society and the Welfare State||3|
|PS 411||Modern Latin America: History, Politics and Culture||3|
|PS 412||Modern Africa: History, Politics and Culture||3|
|PS 414||Modern Asia: History, Politics and Culture||3|
|PS 416||Modern Middle East: History, Politics and Culture||3|
|PS 425||Global Economics and Sustainable Development||3|
|PS 430||US Foreign Policy: History and Contemporary Issues||4|
|PS 435||Energy, Economics and Ethics||3|
|PS 450||History of Political Theory and Ideas||3|
*American Studies Program (15-16 Units)
The American Studies Program (CCCU) in Washington, D.C., may be taken in place of PS 390, PS 476 and two breadth courses.