American Politics (Minor)

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A minor concentration in American Politics offers a survey of American political institutions and behavior. It provides an opportunity to explore in depth a specific topic of interest which complements an individual course of study.​

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSC 120THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM4
Select three 200-level courses from the following:12
POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION
POLITICS AND MULTICULTURALISM
AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE
WOMEN AND POLITICS
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS
TOPICS IN POLITICAL CULTURE
THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
CONGRESS AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS
URBAN POLITICS
BUREAUCRACY AND POLITICS
STATE POLITICS
TOPICS IN AMERICAN POLITICS
LAW AND THE POLITICAL SYSTEM
POLITICAL ACTION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
CAMPAIGNS AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
BIKING, POLITICS AND POLICY
Select two 300-level courses from the following:8
POLITICAL CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
CREATING CHANGE: CONTEMPORARY GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDERED POLITICS
INTERNET, TECHNOLOGY, AND POLITICS
RELIGION, NATIONALISM AND POLITICS
ADVANCED TOPICS IN POLITICAL CULTURE
MASS MEDIA AND AMERICAN POLITICS
URBAN POLICYMAKING
CHICAGO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
INEQUALITY IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
IDEOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND POLICY
PUBLIC OPINION
ADVANCED TOPICS IN AMERICAN POLITICS
ADVANCED TOPICS IN PUBLIC POLICY
AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Students majoring in Political Science (BA) or minoring in International Politics or Public Law/Political Thought are restricted from earning this minor.