Minor in American Public Policy

Overview

The minor in American Public Policy enables undergraduates interested in American Public Policy to construct an integrated program across the University. The minor — for students who do not major or concentrate in PSCI or BEPP — requires six courses, three from each department, in addition to the course work required for their major or concentration. The courses include the following:

Courses

Political Science (3 courses)

Political Science Core

  • PSCI 130: Introduction to American Politics

Students must select two courses from the following list:

  • PSCI 131: American Foreign Policy
  • PSCI 134: U.S. Political Parties
  • PSCI 135: Politics of Food
  • PSCI 136: Urban Politics in the U.S.
  • PSCI 137: Policymaking in American Politics
  • PSCI 138: The Public Policy Process
  • PSCI 139: Politics of Poverty & Development
  • PSCI 205: The Presidency and Economic Policy
  • PSCI 230: Public Opinion and American Democracy
  • PSCI 231: Race & Ethnic Politics
  • PSCI 235: America and teh World
  • PSCI 236: State Politics & the American Federal System
  • PSCI 237: The American Presidency
  • PSCI 238: Congress
  • PSCI 240: Religion and U.S. Public Policy
  • PSCI 241: Polarization
  • PSCI 271: Classic American Constitutional Law
  • PSCI 272: Modern American Constitutional Law
  • PSCI 330: The Politics of Governance in Washington (taught in Washington DC)
  • PSCI 332: politics, Planning and Policy Analysis
  • PSCI 335: Healthy Schools
  • PSCI 430: The Transformation of American Politics
  • PSCI 481: Political Theory and Public Policy

Other Political Science courses maybe approved as substitutes by the Political Science Department for American Public Policy students.

Business Economics and Public Policy (3 courses)

Policy Analysis Core

  • BEPP 201: Introduction to Business Economics and Public Policy

Students must select two courses from the following list:

  • BEPP 208: Housing Markets
  • BEPP 212: Economic Analysis of Law
  • BEPP 214: The Nonprofit Sector: Economic Challenges and Strategic Responses
  • BEPP 261: Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
  • BEPP 263: Environmental and Energy Economics and Policy

Other Business Economics and Public Policy courses may be approved as substitutes by the Business Economics and Public Policy advisor for American Public Policy students.