Political Science Minor
Political scientists study
government institutions and the political systems related to them. Students who
minor in political science take courses that give them an understanding
of the American political system, the political systems of other nations, and
international politics. Fifteen of the 18 credits in this minor must be
taken in core requirements; the final course is an elective of the student's choosing.
At Lebanon Valley College, the political science program is oriented to the study of
government and politics, with a particular interest in the political behavior
of individuals, groups, and institutions. It also emphasizes an understanding
of public policy processes in the domestic and international fields. The
program is designed to provide a sound knowledge of essential principles and
problems within a broad liberal arts education. It seeks to enhance the student's
ability to analyze politics and to develop his or her values with respect to
politics and government. Careers in political science are bridges to a wide
variety of exciting and rewarding careers.
Minors in political science must earn 18 credits in the discipline. One elective course in political science.
PSC 100 Intro. to Political Science
PSC 110 American National Government
PSC 210 Comparative Politics
PSC 245 International Relations
PSC 345 Political Philosophy
One elective course in political science is required.