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Minors

Global Studies Minor

The Global Studies minor provides an interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary global issues. Focusing on the international, economic, political, and cultural interactions that create today's globalization, the minor is an excellent way to prepare for the many careers that require background knowledge of global affairs. 

Requirements

Option A

  • One GLS course from: 101 or 110-119
  • One GLS course 200 level or above
  • One GLS elective
  • One three-credit internationally oriented experience (could include short-term travel program)

Option B: Semester/Summer Abroad

  • One GLS course from: 101 or 110-119
  • Two internationally-oriented courses at a partner education institution abroad
  • One GLS course 200 level or above
Politics Minor

The minor in Politics enables students majoring in either business or liberal arts to study aspects of American or international government, politics and policy. A Politics minor enhances studies of and careers in marketing, management, public policy, organizational behavior, business communication, human resources, and consulting.

Requirements

Four GLS courses in political science from the list below, one of which must be at the 200 level or above.

  • GLS 100 U.S. Government and Politics
  • GLS 102 Comparative Government and Politics
  • GLS 105 U.S. State and Local Government and Politics
  • GLS 116 International Relations
  • GLS 205 Social Policy: Privatization of Public Benefits
  • GLS 226 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • GLS 230 Politics and Public Policy
  • GLS 236 Campaigns and Elections
  • GLS 242 Current Political Issues
  • GLS 243 The Developing World
  • GLS 248 Business and Politics of News Media
  • GLS 250 Contemporary Latin America
  • GLS 262 Politics in the Middle East
  • GLS 270 Contemporary Europe
  • GLS 272 European Politics and Integration
  • GLS 303 Democratization
  • GLS 312 International Organizations
  • GLS 316 International Politics
  • GLS 335 Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
  • GLS 349 The Politics of International Business
  • GLS 403 Model United Nations
  • GLS 404 Seminar in Global Studies
  • GLS 405 Seminar in Government
  • GLS 422 Internship in Government
Public Policy Minor

Public policy encompasses virtually all aspects of contemporary society, from economic development to national security. Complex policy issues, such as poverty, crime, the environment, and health care, demand a sophisticated understanding of government institutions and political actors. A Public Policy minor positions students to navigate the policy process, whether in a business, government, or NGO capacity. 

Requirements

GLS 230 Politics and Public Policy and

Two courses from the list below:

  • GLS 101 Globalization
  • GLS 205 Social Policy
  • GLS 226 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • GLS 243 The Developing World
  • GLS 312 International Organizations
  • GLS 316 International Politics
  • GLS 405 Seminar & Government 

And one additional GLS course 200 level or above