A minor in Political Science is designed as introduction to a discipline that focuses on how societies are organized and governed, how competing ideas about what is best for a society are articulated and resolved, and how decisions in one part of the world affect the other parts.
Political Science provides an opportunity not just to understand how societies work, but also how to make them better. At the same time, it should be noted, as underscored by the American Political Science Association, that "political science students learn how to think carefully and critically about important questions; how to write and to speak well; how to ground problems in historic issues and great ideas; how to collect information to analyze problems; and how to appreciate social and civic well being in their lives."
A minor in political science is particularly important for those who have interest in the legal profession. In addition, a minor in political science can prepare students for a range of careers, not only in law, but government, business, or interest group advocacy.
POL 2001 Intro to Political Science
HIS 3310 US Foreign Relations
PHL 2223 Political Philosophy
Electives (two of the following)
CTA 2210 Mock Trial and/or Public Debate
CTA 4417 Mass Media Law and Ethics
GCL 3301 Human Rights
POL 3331 American Government
POL 3001 Politics of Globalization
POL 4402 Politics of the Environment
SWK 3360 American Social Welfare Policy
It is highly recommended that students who seek to pursue a minor in political science avail themselves of the opportunities associated with the Washington Semester program. Through the College's affiliation with American University, students have the option of being involved in the oldest, most prestigious and well-known experiential educational program in Washington, D.C. Students can choose from 12 unique programs in addition to a supervised internship and the choice of either engaging in an in-depth research project or a course at American University.
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Randall Poole, Ph.D.
Dept of History and Politics, Chair
Professor of History and International Studies
Phone: (218) 723-6468
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Duluth, Minnesota 55811
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