Helms School of Government Minors

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: Constitutional 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)
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