Political Science, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

Like a fine white wine with a fillet of sustainably sourced Sea Bass, a minor in Political Science pairs well with a variety of majors and programs of study at Roosevelt University. Whether you plan to pursue a career in medicine, physics or mathematics, an understanding of the political realm will help you navigate the policy environment in your field of choice, and to graduate as a socially conscious citizen capable of sustained engagement with public affairs. A minor in Political Science is particularly appropriate for students majoring in Journalism. The minor not only offers in-depth knowledge of local, national and international political processes, but helps cultivate what the scholar Andrew Delbanco calls "a skeptical discontent with the present, informed by a sense of the past." Such individuals, like undergraduate physics major and current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, often become global leaders and figures of historical importance. 

Requirements

The Political Science minor consists of 18 credit hours. At least nine credit hours must be a combination of 100-level and/or 200-level courses. At least six credits must be at the 300 level. All courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Transfer students must complete at least nine credit hours of Political Science coursework at Roosevelt University.

INTRODUCTORY POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES9
Choose three Political Science courses from the following 100 or any 200 level course
UNITED STATES POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO POLITCAL THEORY
INTRODUCTION TO POLICY STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO POLICY STUDIES
OR
Any 200 Level Political Science course
ADVANCED POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES6
Choose any two Political Science courses at the 300 level
POLITICAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3
Choose one additional Political Science course at any level
Total Credit Hours18

A sample course of study for the Political Science minor is listed below. Students considering the minor are encouraged to create, in conjunction with their advisors, an appropriate set of courses tailored to their interests and career needs. 

POS 101UNITED STATES POLITICS3
POS 103INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS3
POS 210RACE IN AMERICAN POLITICS3
POS 302PROBLEMS IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY3
POS 374UNITED STATES CONSTITUTIONAL LAW3
POS 363URBAN POLICY3
Total Credit Hours18