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Undergraduate Program


Terrorism Studies

The minor in terrorism studies is an 18 hour interdisciplinary program providing students an understanding of the phenomenon of terrorism and related topics and issues. There is one 3-hour required course, with the remaining 15 hours distributed from the list of elective courses.

Required Course:

POLS 4305:  International Terrorism

Elective courses, divided into two groups:

Group A--Take three from the following:  (9 hours)

ALHS 3302:  Human Diseases
COSC 4362:  Computer Security
CRIJ 4340:  Crimes of Violence
POLS 4310:  International Conflict
POLS 3395:  Middle Eastern Politics
POLS 4365:  Special Topics*
BIOL 4395:  Special Topics*
CHEM 4398:  Special Topics*

Group B--Take two from the following:  (6 hours)

RELI 3310:  Introduction to Judaism
RELI 3320:  Introduction to Islam
RELI 3330:  Introduction to Christianity
RELI 3350:  Topics in Religion and Politics
PHIL 4330:  Comparative Religious Philosophy

*The Special Topics courses will be allowed to count for the minor when the specific subject matter is congruent with this program of study and approved by the program advisor.

International Relations

The international relations minor provides intensive study of the dynamic forces and trends that characterize the contemporary political and economic world, and the impact of those forces within and across national boundaries. The minor consists of 18 semester credit hours as follows:

Political Science Courses:

  1. Three hours from: POLS 3310, 3315, 3390, 4305, 4310, 4315 and 4350.
  2. Three hours from: POLS 3370, 3372, 3375, 3380, 3385, 3388, 3395 and 4325.
  3. Three additional hours from A) or B) above.
  4. Elective Courses: 9 semester credit hours chosen from:

    ANTH 3330: Cultural Anthropology
    CRIJ 4350: Comparative Criminal Justice
    ECON 3305: Comparative Economic Systems
    ECON 4330: International Trade
    FINA 4350: International Finance and Multinational Business
    GEOG 1313:  World Regional Geography
    MANA 4310: International Business
    SOCI 3321:  Multicultural Studies
    HIST 3359: Twentieth-Century Europe
    HIST 3395: History of Russia
    HIST 4360:  African History I
    HIST 4392: Modern Latin America
    HIST 4393: Japanese Civilization
    HIST 4394: Chinese Civilization
    HIST 4395: Modern Middle East

Additional courses may be substituted in item D with the approval of the political science chair.

Political Science

Political science may be chosen as a minor to satisfy requirements for certain bachelor's degree programs with majors in other fields. This program consists of 18 semester credit hours in political science, at least 12 of which must be upper division.

These upper-division hours should include one of more courses in any three of the following categories: (1) theory and methodology; (2) American politics; (3) comparative and international politics; and (4) public administration, policy and law.