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Department of Government


  • SPA: Government
    Ward, Room 230

    Graduate programs: spagrad@american.edu

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Minor in Political Science

  • 21 credit hours with grades of C or better and at least 12 credit hours unique to the minor

Course Requirements

  • GOVT-110 Politics in the United States 4:1 (3-4)
  • One of the following political theory courses:

GOVT-105 Individual Freedom vs. Authority 2:1 (3)

GOVT-303 Ancient Political Thought (3)

GOVT-305 Modern Political Thought (3)

GOVT-306 American Political Thought (3)

  • 15 credit hours in other Department of Government (GOVT-xxx) courses at the 200-level or above, including at least 9 credit hours at the 300 level and at least 3 credit hours at the 400 or 500 level

No more than one transfer, AU Abroad, or Washington Semester course may be applied to the minor; no internship credit can be counted toward the minor requirements.