The Minor in Political Science compares political systems with government and examines the major political thinkers, as well as a choice of three additional courses within the subject.

Programme Structure

Minor in Political Theory
US Credits
UK Credits
TWO of the following: 6 12
PLT 3101 Political Ideologies    
INR 4100 Intro to IR    
INR 4101 Modern Political Thought    
12 US credits or more from the following: 12+ 24+
PLT 5101 Capitalism and its Critics    
PLT 5102 Democracy and its Enemies    
INR 5104 Globalization and Anti-Globalization    
INR 6101 International Relations Theory    
PLT 6101 Contemporary Political Theory    
PLT 6103 Political Sociology    
Minor Requirements 18+ 36+


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