Politics Minor

The Politics program at Lebanon Valley College is oriented to the study of government and politics, with a particular focus on the political behavior of individuals, groups, and institutions. It also emphasizes an understanding of public policy processes and analysis. The program is designed to provide a sound knowledge of essential principles and problems of politics within a broad liberal arts education.

Minors in politics must complete 18-24 credits in the discipline.

Knowledge of the discipline (3 credits):

POL 200 The Discipline of Political Science

Tools for effective U.S. citizenship. Two courses from the following options (6 credits):

POL 110 The Architecture of American Power
POL 256 Political Behavior
POL 345 The Philosophical Foundations of Politics
POL 391 Special Topics in U.S. Politics
An approved course in U.S. politics offered abroad

One of:
POL 101 Controversies in Contemporary Politics
POL 230 Electing the President

One of:
LAW 215 Law and Government
LAW 316 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
LAW 499 Seminar in Law

Tools for effective global citizenship. Two courses from the following options (6 credits):

POL 207 Europe in the 20th Century
POL 210 Comparative Politics
POL 245 Conceptions of Global Power and World Politics
POL 392 Special Topics in Global Politics
POL 499 Seminar in Politics

One of:
POL 312 American Foreign Policy
POL 313 Contemporary Global Security
POL 314 Global Politics of Wealth and Poverty

One of:
POL 275 Understanding Human Rights
An approved course in non-U.S. politics offered abroad

One additional course from the above options (3 credits).

Practicing politics.
One experience from the following (0-6 credits):

POL 380 EU Simulation
*POL 460 Undergraduate Research
POL 500/Honors in politics (6 credits)
A study abroad experience of at least four weeks’ duration
A conference presentation

One of:
*POL 400 Internship
*LAW 400 Internship

*Minimum of 3 credits required.