Department of Political Science

West Chester University

Contact Info:
Tara Easterling
205 Ruby Jones Hall
610-436-2743
teasterlin@wcupa.edu


Political Science Minors

Students interested in a minor in Political Science have two options: a Minor in Political Science OR a Minor in Public Management. If you are interested in one of these minors, please contact the Department of Political Science and/or the Chair of the Department.

Minor in Political Science (18 semester hours)

Students may minor in general political science or in one of the subfields such as international relations. Students take PSC 100 OR PSC 101 plus five courses in a concentrated area, or (at least two) areas under departmental advisement.

Selected Courses:                                                                                             15 hours
Five (5) courses from three or more subfields:

  1. International Relations: 213, 310, 311, 312, 317, 318, 319, 320, 330
  2. Political Behavior: 301, 322, 323, 324, 325, 329, 353, 358
  3. Political Theory: 230, 338, 339
  4. Comparative Politics: 240, 340, 341, 342, 343, 346, 348, 349
  5. American Government: 350, 351, 352, 354, 355, 356, 359
  6. Public Administration: 202, 304, 363, 369, 371, 372, 373, 375
  7. Foundations of Political Science: 200, 357, 399

Internship credits in Political Science or Public Management may not be used as credits toward the Political Science Minor.

Total:     18 Credit Hours

ADVISING AND IMPLEMENTATION:

Students with minors should meet with the Department advising coordinator or other advisors from within the Department regarding course selection.
The Department retains control of admissions to its minor programs and may drop students if the 2.00 GPA is not attained in the minor.

This minor may be taken as one of the minors in the Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) Liberal Studies - Professional Studies or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies - Arts and Science program.

Minor in Law, Politics and Society

Required courses (9 credits)

BLA 201 – Legal Environment of Business

PSC 250 – The Politics of the Judicial Process

One of the following two courses:

PSC 350 – Constitutional Law I

PSC 352 – Constitutional Law II

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Select four of the following:

BLA 302 – Business and Commercial Law

CRJ 300 – Criminal Law

CRJ 304 – Introduction to Comparative Justice Systems

CRJ 400 – Criminal Procedure

CRJ 472 – Justice Studies

CRJ 482 – Contemporary Legal Issues

PHI 190 – Logic

PHI 421 – Philosophy of Law

PSC 329 – Courts, Law and Policy

PSC 350 – Constitutional Law I (if not taken above)

PSC 352 – Constitutional Law II (if not taken above)

NOTE: Other relevant courses may be allowed by the program director where appropriate.