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Undergraduate Programs: Political Science (Minor Only)


Political Science Minor - 15 hrs.
  • PSCI 3340 Global Political Studies
  • PSCI 3320 Introduction to Public Policy
  • 9 hours of electives – offered under PSCI 4300

Political Science Course Descriptions (PSCI)

PSCI 2305:

U.S. Government
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction to United States national government and politics; including constitutional basis, processes, institutions and policies of U.S. Government and politics.

PSCI 2306:

Texas State & Local Government
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction to Texas state and local government including constitutional basis, processes, institutions and policies of Texas government and politics.

PSCI 3320:

Introduction to Public Policy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: PSCI 2305 or 2306
Provides a basic foundation in US Public Policy. Covers the basics of what is public policy, the different policy-making institutions and processes, the different areas of public policy, as well as how to analyze public policy outputs and outcomes.

PSCI 3340:

Global Political Studies
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: PSCI 2305
Combines Comparative Politics and International Relations to give students an introduction to various forms of government in different nation-states, the cultural differences across world regions and the relationships between nation-states (both individually and within international organizations).

PSCI 4102:
4202:4302:

Independent Study of Political Science
Cr. 1; 2; 3. (1-1-0); (2-2-0); (3-3-0)
Topics will vary.

PSCI 4300:

Selected Topics in Political Science
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306
Topics in political science will vary each semester.

PSCI 4305:

Internship in Political Science
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
Provides students with opportunities to participate in a work setting or research project with appropriate agencies or entities in the field of political science.