Public Policy

Assistant Professor: Payne (Coordinator)

Students may select either the Domestic Public Policy or International Public Policy minor.

Domestic Public Policy Minor:

Students are required to take PSCI 110; PSCI 220; either ECON 110 or 111; and MATH 123 or MATH 214. Students intending to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to enroll in MATH 214 and at least one social science research methods course. In addition to these four core courses, students are also required to take three electives from the following list. The three electives must be from three different departments, and at least one elective course must be numbered 300 or above. Only one elective may count toward any other major or minor program of student study.

Domestic Public Policy Electives:

CJCR 201        Policing and Society
CJCR 203 Correctional Systems
CJCR 300 Criminology
CJCR 441 Crime Prevention
ECON 224 Urban Problems
ECON 225 Environmental Economics
ECON 337 Public Finance
HIST 230 African American History
HIST 338 Rights, Reform, and Protest
HIST 404 U.S. Since 1945
PHIL 334 Contemporary Political Philosophy
PSCI 211 State and Local Government
PSCI 213 Congressional Politics
PSCI 231 Law in America
PSCI 316 Public Opinion and Polling
PSCI 338 Environmental Law and Politics
SOC 220 Sociology of Family
SOC 231 Sociology of War and the Military
SOC 310 Medical Sociology
SOC 334 American Immigration

 

International Public Policy Minor

Students are required to take PSCI 140 or PSCI 160; PSCI 261; ECON 110; and MATH 123 or MATH 214. Students intending to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to enroll in MATH 214 and at least one social science research methods course. In addition to these four core courses, students are also required to take three electives from the following list. The three electives must be from three different departments. Only one elective may count toward any other major or minor program of student study.

International Public Policy Electives:

ANTH 229          Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 230 Anthropology of Latin America
ANTH 232 Environmental Anthropology
ANTH 234 Economic Anthropology
ECON 343 International Trade
HIST 219 Contemporary Europe
HIST 232 Rise of Islam
HIST 240 Modern China
HIST 246 Africa and the World
HIST 320 Diplomatic History of Europe Since 1789
PHIL 334 Contemporary Political Philosophy
PSCI 241 Politics of Developing Countries
PSCI 242 Human Rights
PSCI 342 Civil Conflict
PSCI 361 International War
PSCI 369 American Foreign Policy