Minor in International and Comparative Politics
The ICP department offers a minor degree in International and Comparative Politics for students of other departments interested in acquiring a background in political studies and international relations. In order to start studying for minor in ICP, a student must get prior approval from the chair of her/his department and the chair of the ICP department.
To apply for minor, students must have GPA 2.7 or higher.
To earn the Minor degree in International and Comparative Politics, students must complete at least 42 credits from the ICP department. Only courses with a grade of “D-” or higher will be counted towards the fulfillment of minor requirements.
The list of courses required for minor (42 credits):
Mandatory for all students: (12 credits)
ICP 100: Introduction to Political Studies, 6 credits
ICP 240: Central Asian Politics, 6 credits
At least two of the following: (12 credits)
ICP 110: Introduction to International Relations, 6 credits
ICP 130: Introduction to Comparative Politics, 6 credits
ICP 270: Introduction to Political Economy, 6 credits
ICP 280: Introduction to Political Theory, 6 credits
Minimum of two ICP courses at 300 or 400 level. (12 credits)
Minimum of one additional ICP course or cross listed course, at any level. (6 credits)
As a part of minor program student must pass a state exam at the end of the senior year. The exam is a written essay on topics from in the field of Politics.