The Minor in Political Science
The Political Science minor consists of five courses (20 credits). Any combination of five courses is acceptable. However, no more than two 400-level introductory courses can be taken.
You may concentrate on one field, or you may choose to diversify your minor. The areas you may choose from are:
American Politics (500-519/580)
Political Thought (520-539/584)
Comparative Politics (540-559/588)
International Politics (560-579/592)
Remember that you must receive a grade of "C-" or better in each course to receive credit.
Up to two courses in your minor can also count towards General Education Requirements (this cannot be done with major/Gen. Eds.). Keep in mind that you can only "double count" a total of two courses (eight credits) throughout your academic career.
You should fill out a Completion of a Minor form at the same time you complete your Intent to Graduate Form at the beginning of the second semester of your Senior year. These forms can be obtained in your Dean's Office or the Registrar's Office.
The Department staff can sign your Completion of a Minor Form for Minor Advisor. We are located in Horton 321.
Political Science faculty involved with Minors outside the department
Asian Studies Minor
To appreciate the Asian peoples-their languages, their history, their society, their political/economic systems-and the Asian experiences in the United States, the Asian studies minor is designed to be broadly inclusive. Students are required to choose five courses from a variety of Asian courses offered at UNH, no more than three of which can be from one individual discipline. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in Asian languages classes at UNH as well as explore Asian courses at other US and Asian institutions. For information, visit their website or contact: Lawrence C. Reardon, Coordinator, Political Science Department, Horton Social Science Center, 603.862.1858, Chris.Reardon@unh.edu.
Middle Eastern Studies Minor
The minor in Middle Eastern Studies acquaints students with the Middle East through the interdisciplinary study of language, history, politics, geography, and anthropology. Middle Eastern studies encompasses the study of the region and the flows of migration, ideas, literatures, social movements, war, and natural resources that make the region pivotal to world history and the global economy. Students are required to complete five courses, which may include transfer credits and study abroad opportunities. Further requirements are available on website. For additional information, please contact: Jeannie Sowers, Coordinator, Political Science Department, Horton Social Science Center, 603.862.1752, Jeannie.Sowers@unh.edu