Political Science

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    Department of Political Science

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Minor in Political Science

The Minor in political science is designed for students who wish to have a formal secondary area of concentration. A minor is not required for a baccalaureate degree.

Requirements for the Minor in Political Science (24 units)

Basic Requirements (6 units)
  •  Choose one of the following: 
    • POLS 155 American Political Institutions (3 units)
    • POLS 355 American National, State, and Local Government (3 units)
    Upper division students should take POLS 355. Students will receive credit for either POLS 155 or POLS 355, not both.
  •  Choose one of the following: 
    • POLS 156 Comparative Government (3 units)
    • POLS 225 Elementary International Relations (3 units)
 Upper Division (18 units)
  • Choose 3 courses in Domestic Politics and Policy (9 units)
  • Choose 3 courses in Global Politics and Policy (9 units)
 

Domestic Politics and Policy

  • POLS 360 Public Administration (3 units)
  • POLS 380 Los Angeles: Past Present, Future (3 units)
  • POLS 403 State and Local Government (3 units)
  • POLS 404 Urban Politics (3 units)
  • POLS 405 Public Policy Formation (3 units)
  • POLS 406 Fundamentals of Policy Analysis (3 units)
  • POLS 407 Policy Implementation and Program Evaluation (3 units)
  • POLS 413 American Political Thought (3 units)
  • POLS 440 Political Parties (3 units)
  • POLS 441 Interest Groups (3 units)
  • POLS 442 Government and Business (3 units)
  • POLS 443 Legislative Process (3 units)
  • POLS 444 Election and Voting Behavior (3 units)
  • POLS 445 Political Behavior (3 units)
  • POLS 446 Presidency (3 units)
  • POLS 447 The Judicial Process (3 units)
  • POLS 448 Women and Politics (3 units)
  • POLS 449 Politics of Community Organizations (3 units)
  • POLS 450 Jurisprudence (3 units)
  • POLS 455 Criminal Procedures (3 units)
  • POLS 457A Constitutional Law I (3 units)
  • POLS 457B Constitutional Law II (3 units)
  • POLS 458 Administrative Law (3 units)
  • POLS 460 Public Policy: Welfare (3 units)
  • POLS 461 Environmental Policy (3 units)
  • POLS 462 Ethics in Politics and Administrations (3 units)
  • POLS 463 Public Personnel Administration (3 units)
  • POLS 465 Administrative Behavior (3 units)
  • POLS 466 Politics of Public Spending (3 units)
  • POLS 467 Urban Administration (3 units)
  • POLS 469/L City Planning and Law (3 units)
  • POLS 471A Proseminar in American Government (3 units)
  • POLS 471E Proseminar in Public Policy and Administration (3 units)
  • POLS 471F Proseminar in Public Law (3 units)

 

Global Politics and Policy

  • POLS 310 Problems in Political Economy (3 units)
  • POLS 321 Comparative Socialism (3 units)
  • POLS 330 Approaches to Comparative Government (3 units)
  • POLS 332 Politics of Latin America (3 units)
  • POLS 420A International Relations: Latin America (3 units)
  • POLS 420B International Relations: Western Europe (3 units)
  • POLS 420C International Relations: Eastern Europe (3 units)
  • POLS 420D International Relations: Middle East (3 units)
  • POLS 420E International Relations: Africa (3 units)
  • POLS 420F International Relations: South Asia (3 units)
  • POLS 420G International Relations: Southeast Asia (3 units)
  • POLS 420H International Relations: Northeast Asia (3 units)
  • POLS 421 Politics of Development (3 units)
  • POLS 422 International Politics (3 units)
  • POLS 424 Russian Foreign Policy (3 units)
  • POLS 426 International Law (3 units)
  • POLS 427A Model UN I/Lab (3 units)
  • POLS 427B Model UN II/Lab (3 units)
  • POLS 428 International Organizations (3 units)
  • POLS 429 U.S. Foreign Policy (3 units)
  • POLS 430 Politics of Selected Nations (3 units)
  • POLS 431 Government and Politics: Russia (3 units)
  • POLS 432A Government and Politics: Mexico & Caribbean (3 units)
  • POLS 432B Government and Politics: South America (3 units)
  • POLS 433A Government and Politics: Central America (3 units)
  • POLS 433C Church and Politics in Latin America (3 units)
  • POLS 434A Government and Politics: South Asia (3 units)
  • POLS 434B Government and Politics: South East Asia (3 units)
  • POLS 435A Government and Politics: China (3 units)
  • POLS 435B Government and Politics: Japan (3 units)
  • POLS 436A Government and Politics: Europe (3 units)
  • POLS 438 Government and Politics: Middle East (3 units)
  • POLS 439A Government and Politics: Sub-Saharan Africa (3 units)
  • POLS 439B Government and Politics: Southern Africa (3 units)
  • POLS 448 Women and Politics (3 units)
  • POLS 471B Proseminar in Comparative Government (3 units)
  • POLS 471C Proseminar in International Relations (3 units)
  • POLS 480 The Politics of Globalization (3 units)
  • POLS 481 Globalization, Gender, and Democratization (3 units)