Minor in Politics

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • master and critically analyze key political concepts, systems, and institutions in global, national and local contexts
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills and formulate and defend a thesis in written and oral form
  • develop skills in collective deliberation, through collaboration and engaging diverse viewpoints

Requirements

20 units

100 Level Courses (4 units)

Choose one

  • POLS 100 Introduction to Politics: Ideas and Institutions
  • POLS 110 Introduction to Politics: Change and Conflict

200 Level Courses (4 units)

Choose one, pre-requisite is POLS 100 or POLS 110

  • POLS 210 Immigration and Citizenship
  • POLS 220 Urban Politics
  • POLS 230 Political Behavior
  • POLS 240 Money and Power
  • POLS 250 Social Movements
  • POLS 260 Cities, Slums, and Democracy
  • POLS 270 American Indian Politics

300 Level Courses (12 units)

Choose three, advised to take 100 and 200 before 300 Level Courses

  • POLS 301 Early American Political and Legal Thought
  • POLS 302 Modern American Political and Legal Thought
  • POLS 306 Revolutions
  • POLS 307 The Socialist Tradition
  • POLS 308 Literature and Political Thought/Culture & Politics
  • POLS 310 Politics, Film and Hollywood
  • POLS 314 Theories of Citizenship and Globalization
  • POLS 316 Law, Politics and the National Pastime
  • POLS 317 Religion and Politics
  • POLS 318 Great Trials in America
  • POLS 319 Baroque to Enlightenment
  • POLS 321 U.S. Presidency
  • POLS 322 Politics of American Justice
  • POLS 323 Lawmaking
  • POLS 324 African American Politics
  • POLS 325 Latina/o Politics (SL)
  • POLS 326 Politics and the Media
  • POLS 327 American Reformers & Revolutionaries
  • POLS 330 Crime, Law and the Constitution
  • POLS 331 Latin American Politics (CD)
  • POLS 332 Theories of Decolonization
  • POLS 335 Political Power and Constitutional Law
  • POLS 336 Race, Equality and the Law
  • POLS 337 Women and the Law
  • POLS 338 Gender & Politics in Comparative Perspective (SL)
  • POLS 339 Free Expression and the Constitution
  • POLS 341 Nonviolence in Theory & Practice
  • POLS 342 Politics and Society in Europe
  • POLS 345 Global Economic Justice
  • POLS 349 Government & Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 350 International Law and Organizations
  • POLS 351 Global Conflict Resolution
  • POLS 352 Human Rights and Global Change
  • POLS 354 International Relations of the Middle East
  • POLS 355 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • POLS 359 International Politics of the Asia Pacific Rim
  • POLS 360 Global Environmental Politics
  • POLS 363 Public Policy: Homelessness
  • POLS 364 California Politics
  • POLS 367 Public Policy: Drug Policy
  • POLS 368 Public Policy: Punishment
  • POLS 380 Social Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • POLS 381 Feminist International Relations
  • POLS 383 Theories of International Relations
  • POLS 396 Public Administration Internship (SL)
  • POLS 397 Fieldwork in Public Interest Organizations (SL)
  • POLS 450 Political Economy of Developing Nations