Helms School of Government

View the Residential Minor Course Requirements for official requirements.

Government Minor - 15 hours

Required:

  • GOVT 200      Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise (3)
  • GOVT 220      American Government (3)
  • GOVT ___      Elective (300-400 level) (3)

Choose 2 courses (6 hrs) from:

  • GOVT 350     Political Economy and Public Policy (3)
  • GOVT 421     American Constitutional History (3)
  • GOVT 490     Political Theory (3)

Criminal Justice Minor - 15 hours

Required:

  • CJUS     200 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
  • CJUS     340 Criminology (3)
  • CJUS     Electives (300-400 level) (9)

International Relations Minor - 18 hours

Required:

  • GOVT 330     Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
  • GOVT 340     International Relations (3)
  • GOVT 425     American Foreign Policy (3)

Choose 3 courses from:

  • GOVT 332     Politics of Europe (3)
  • GOVT 334     Politics of Latin America (3)
  • GOVT 335     Politics of Asia (3)
  • GOVT 337     Politics of the Middle East (3)
  • GOVT 405     Political and Economic Development (3)
  • GOVT 440     Political Geography (3)
  • GOVT 445     International Law (3)
  • GOVT 480     Terrorism (3)

Prerequisites for all upper-level GOVT courses are GOVT 200 and GOVT 220


Politics and Policy Minor - 15 hours

Required:

  • GOVT 350     Political Economy & Public Policy (3)

Choose 4 courses from:

  • GOVT 320     American Executive Processes/Institutions (3)
  • GOVT 322     American Legislative System (3)
  • GOVT 327     State and Local Government (3)
  • GOVT 328     American Political Processes (3)
  • GOVT 360     Introduction to Public Administration (3)
  • GOVT 425     American Foreign Policy (3)

Prerequisites for all upper-level GOVT courses are GOVT 200 and GOVT 220


Western Legal Traditions (Pre-Law Minor) - 18 hours

Required:

  • GOVT 345     Jurisprudence (3)
  • GOVT 346     Legal Research and Writing (3)
  • PHIL 210      Logic (3)

Choose 1 course from:

  • GOVT 477     Trial Advocacy (3)
  • GOVT 478     Appellate Advocacy (3)
  • SCOM 335     Argumentation (3)

Choose 1 course from:

  • GOVT 421     American Constitutional History (3)
  • GOVT 422     American Constitutional Law (3)

Choose 1 course from:

  • BUSI 301      Business Law (3)
  • DIGI 428     Communication Law & Ethics (3)
  • CJUS 400      Criminal Law (3)
  • CJUS 410      Constitutional Criminal Procedure (3)
  • GOVT 445     International Law (3)
  • GOVT 470     Government Regulation of Business (3)
  • SMGT 305     Sport Law (3)

Prerequisites for all upper-level GOVT courses are GOVT 200 and GOVT 220


Strategic and Intelligence Studies - 15 Hours

Choose 1 course from:

  • GOVT 200     Constitiutional Government and Free Enterprise (3)
  • GOVT 220     American Government (3)

Choose 2 courses from:

  • GOVT 380     Introduction to Intelligence (3)
  • GOVT 381     Intelligence Analysis (3)
  • GOVT 480     Terrorism (3)

Choose 2 courses from:

  • GOVT ___     Strategic Intelligence Electives (300-400 level) (6)