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Description of the Program

Political Science Minor

Program Guide


The goal of the political science minor is to offer La Roche students exposure to the general study of political science, and to gain a basic understanding of the political science sub-fields of American Politics and Comparative Politics. Outcomes of the political science minor are: achievement of a general understanding of the American political system; achieving the ability to assess and analyze differing governments and political systems in various parts of the world; and understanding key concepts in political thought.

REQUIRED COURSES: 15 credits required for minor, divided among three (3) credit required courses and 2 (3)three credit advanced Political Science courses:

Political Science Major Electives -- 24 credits selected from the following two sub-fields.
American Politics (no more than 15 credits from this sub-field):

POLI4051 Internship in Political Science

Required Courses: 9 credits

POLI1022 American Government
POLI3015 History of Political Thought
POLI3021 Comparative Government

Required Electives: 6 credits-Any two 3000-level-Political Science- 3 credit courses

POLI3XXX Political Science 3000-level
POLI3XXX Political Science 3000-level

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