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Minor in Political Science
(21 hours*)


Program Requirements

  1. Complete one of the following:
      POLI 110 : American Government and Politics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      POLI 110 : American Government and Politics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also. Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      DESCRIPTION: Origin and development of federal Constitution; national, state, and local governments and politics.

      Course Outcomes


      POLI 210 : Principles of American Politics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      POLI 210 : Principles of American Politics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: Poli 200.
      DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the subfield of American politics for advanced students and majors. Basic concepts, theories, and methods of American politics and political science.

      Course Outcomes


  2. Complete one of the following:
  3. Complete one of the following:
      POLI 170 : Introduction to International Politics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      POLI 170 : Introduction to International Politics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      DESCRIPTION: Basic forces, practices, institutions, and foreign policies of major powers; problem areas in international politics.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes


      POLI 270 : Principles of International Relations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      POLI 270 : Principles of International Relations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: Poli 200.
      DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the subfield of international relations for advanced students and majors. Basic concepts, theories, and methods of international relations and political science.

      Course Outcomes


  4. Complete one course from the following:
      POLI 202 : Western Political Heritage 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      POLI 202 : Western Political Heritage 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      DESCRIPTION: Western civilization from Renaissance to present, primarily from perspective of political philosophy; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes


      PHIL 202 : History of Philosophy 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PHIL 202 : History of Philosophy 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      DESCRIPTION: Western civilization from Renaissance to present, primarily from perspective of philosophy; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.

      Course Outcomes


  5. Complete three additional upper-division courses.
  6. Poli 101 and 297 cannot be counted toward the minor.
  7. Students scoring a 4 or 5 on the American Government and/or Comparative Government AP exams may substitute AP credit for Poli 110 or Poli 150, respectively. However, they are required to take at least one upper-division elective in each subfield in which they substitute AP credit for American Government and Politics or Comparative Government and Politics.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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