American Politics Minor
The minor in American Politics provides an understanding of the American political institutions, functions and policies. The program is flexible and includes a choice of electives, which focus on a range of topics - from foreign and environmental policy to political theory and research techniques.
Required Courses (3):
POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science
POLI 250 Public Policy
POLI 311 American Constitutional Law
POLI 312 Civil Liberties
POLI 201 State and Local Government
POLI 202 American Political Behavior
POLI 205 American Political Institutions
POLI/CJUS 214 The Judicial Process
POLI 270 Public Administration
POLI 351 Environmental Public Policy
POLI 353 The Making of U.S. Foreign Policy
Besse, who majors in political science and criminal justice, worked as an intern in Washington, D.C., and in the commonwealth attorney's office.