Political Science Minor

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

Introduction to American politics covering the development of American democracy relations between the states and the federal government elections the role of the media the three branches of national government and current public policy. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education social sciences

Unit(s): 3

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Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue in ancient Greece to contemporary political philosophy. Students analyze popular films to illustrate and critique philosophical theories. Prerequisite ENG 110 and PDP 150 or 350 General Education philosophy or religion & ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty power globalization war multilateral institutions the environment trade development poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

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Introduces the diversity of political structures processes cultures ideologies and change (revolution democratization etc.) as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

And 15 additional credits from PSCI courses numbered 300 or above.

Students may take one internship (PSCI 480) toward these additional credits.

This minor may not be taken in conjunction with either a major in history and political science or a major in global studies.

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Dr. Brandon Marsh, Department Chair
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bmarsh@bridgewater.edu