Politics Minor

Students in our minor gain a solid grounding in ideas, concepts, and real-world problems and possibilities of politics through a selection of at least six courses.

Course Requirements

The minor requires one lower-division politics course and five upper-division politics courses. Of these, four are to be selected from core classes in our subfields: political theory (105 series), American politics (120 series), comparative politics (140 series) and global/international politics (160 series).

Students select two subfields' core series and are required to complete two core classes in each.

The sixth course can be any politics upper-division elective numbered 100-186.

Completion of the minor does not require a senior seminar.

Lower-Division Courses

One lower-division politics course from POLI 1-POLI 79.

POLI 1Politics: Power, Principle, Process, and Policy

5

POLI 3Keywords: Concepts in Politics

5

POLI 4Citizenship and Action

5

POLI 17U.S. and the World Economy

5

POLI 20American Politics

5

POLI 21Governing the Golden State

5

POLI 45Music and Politics in Contemporary Society

5

POLI 46Africa in Global Perspective

5

POLI 60Comparative Politics

5

POLI 61Politics of Social Policy

5

POLI 65Introduction to International Relations

5

POLI 70Global Politics

5

Upper-Division Courses

Five upper-division politics courses are required. Of these, four are to be selected from the core courses listed below: two from one concentration and two from another concentration (Concentrations are: Theory, U.S., Comparative and Global/IR). A fifth course is to be selected from POLI 101-POLI 199.

Theory

POLI 105A
/LGST 105A
Ancient Political Thought

5

POLI 105B
/LGST 105B
Early Modern Political Thought

5

POLI 105C
/LGST 105C
Modern Political Thought

5

U.S. Politics

POLI 120A
/LGST 120A
Congress, President, and the Court in American Politics

5

POLI 120B
/LGST 120B
Society and Democracy in American Political Development

5

POLI 120C
/LGST 120C
State and Capitalism in American Political Development

5

Comparative

POLI 140AEuropean Politics

5

POLI 140CLatin American Politics

5

POLI 140DPolitics of East Asia

5

Global Politics/International Relations

POLI 160ATheories of International and World Politics

5

POLI 160B
/LGST 160B
International Law

5

POLI 160CSecurity, Conflict, Violence, War

5

POLI 160DInternational Political Economy

5