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Political Science: Minor with an Emphasis in Comparative Politics and International Relations [POL/CPIR] (Minor)

Political Science Department
Robert Spitzer, chair
Old Main, Room 207
607-753-4105

An ideal minor for students interested in learning more about the nations of the world. Excellent for those teaching in public schools, seeking careers abroad or to simply better understand the world outside of America’s borders.

Career Potential

  • Teacher
  • Foreign service officer
  • International business representative
  • Journalist
  • National security

A. Required Courses: Six credit hours
  • POL 101 - Introduction to World Politics (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 250 - International Relations (3 cr. hr.)
B. Courses in Comparative and International Politics: 12 credit hours
  • POL 162 - Soccer: Politics, Law and Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 260 - Comparative Politics: Europe (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 262 - Comparative Politics: Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 264 - Comparative Politics: Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 290 - Introduction to African Politics and Society (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 350 - American Foreign Policy (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 362 - Politics of Developing Nation States (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 376 - Asian Political Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 441 - Comparative Public Policy (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 450 - International Law (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 454 - International Politics in Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 455 - International Politics in Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 456 - International Politics in the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 461 - Europe Today: People and Politics (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18