Political Science Minor

Political Science Minor

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The study of government and politics, to which the courses and seminars of the Department of Political Science are devoted, includes the development of knowledge of political behavior by individuals and groups as well as knowledge about governments: their nature and functions; their problems and behavior; and their interactions-at the national and international levels and at the local, state and regional levels.

Much of the learning offered by the Department of Political Science can also be regarded as essential for good citizenship, since political knowledge helps to explain the formal and informal institutions by which we are governed and the forces which lead to policy decisions, and also seeks to clarify the issues and principles that encourage people toward political involvement. It contributes to the store of knowledge necessary for informed citizenship. In addition, such learning is especially valuable to students planning to enter local or national government or other public service, including the Foreign Service, and it will be of great help to those who intend to study law and enter the legal profession.

Political Science Department
312 Horton Social Science Center
20 Academic Way
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824

Phone (603) 862-1750
TTY Users: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH)
Fax (603) 862-0178

 

Curriculum & Requirements

The political science minor consists of five courses (20 credits total).

Five elective POLT courses, with no more than two at the 400 level20
Total Credits20
  • These courses may be taken in any combination of the four subfields and levels (400-700) offered. The fields to choose from are: American politics, political thought, comparative politics, and international politics.
  • The minimum grade requirement is C- per course. Any grade lower than a C- will not count toward the minor.

Students wishing to use transfer credits from abroad or other universities should meet with a political science adviser to determine eligibility toward the minor.

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