2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Sociology, Political Science, Native American Studies and Environmental Studies, cont'd

Teaching Minor in Political Science

Students who intend to graduate on the 128 credit degree program should consult with the Advising Center and their faculty advisor before selecting a teaching minor.  Some requirements for certain teaching minors can be met in General Education, but some others cannot.  Students choosing to take teaching minors with requirements beyond 21 credits may take credits in excess of 128 to complete their teaching major and preferred teaching minor.

For students who are gaining teaching licensure in a content major, the following minor leads to endorsement.  All students desiring licensure to teach are required to file an Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program (see page 259).

Requirements Credits
Required Courses:
EDU 497A Methods:  5-12 Social Studies 2
*PSCI 210 Introduction to American Government 3
*PSCI 220 Introduction to Comparative Government 3
*PSCI 230 Introduction to International Relations 3
PSCI 351 Political Philosophy
  OR PSCI 342 Media, Public Opinion, Polling
Total Required Course credits 14
Restricted Electives
Nine credits chosen in consultation with an advisor from the following list:
PSCI 215 Introduction to Political Parties& Elections 3
PSCI 240 Introduction to Public Administration 3
PSCI 260 Introduction to State and Local Government 3
PSCI 333 Comparative Government 3
PSCI 335 American Foreign Policy 3
PSCI 342 Media, Public Opinion, Polling (if not taken in required courses) 3
PSCI 351 Political Philosophy
(if not taken in required courses)
PSCI 464 Local Government Administration 3
PSCI 472/HSTA 480 Constitutional Law:  Civil Liberties 3
PSCI 473/HSTA 481 Constitutional Law:  Powers and Structures 3
PSCI 491 Special Topics 3
PSCI 498 Internship/Cooperative Education 1-12
Total Restricted Elective credits 9
Total minimum credits required for minor 23
*May satisfy General Education requirements.

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