Minor in Political Theory

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 24
PLT 3101 Political Ideologies 3 12
INR 4100 Introduction to International Relations 3 12
INR 4101 Modern Political Thought 3 12
12 US credits or more from the following: Minimum of 12 Minimum of 48
PLT 5101 Capitalism and its Critics 3 12
PLT 5102 Democracy and its Enemies 3 12
INR 5104 Globalization and Anti-Globalization 3 12
INR 6101 International Relations Theory 4 16
PLT 6101 Contemporary Political Theory 4 16
PLT 6103 Political Sociology: Power, State, Society 4 16
Minor Requirements Minimum of 18 Minimum of 72


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