Public Policy

Assistant Professor: Payne (Coordinator)

Students may select either the Domestic Public Policy or International Public Policy minor.

Domestic Public Policy Minor:
Students are required to take PSCI 110, PSCI 220, either ECON 110 or 111, and MATH 123 or MATH 214. Students intending to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to enroll in MATH 214 and at least one social science research methods course. In addition to these four core courses, students are also required to take three electives from the following list. The three electives must be from three different departments, and at least one elective course must be numbered 300 or above. Only one elective may count toward any other major or minor program of student study.

Domestic Public Policy Electives:
CJCR 201             Policing and Society
CJCR 203             Correctional Systems
CJCR 300             Criminology
CJCR 341             Crime Prevention
ECON 224            Urban Problems
ECON 225            Environmental Economics
ECON 337            Public Finance
HIST 230             African American History
HIST 338             Rights, Reform, and Protest
HIST 404             U.S. Since 1945
PHIL 334             Contemporary Political Philosophy
PSCI 211             State and Local Government
PSCI 213             Congressional Politics
PSCI 231             Law in America
PSCI 316             Public Opinion and Polling
PSCI 338             Environmental Law and Politics
SOC 210               Sociology of Mental Health
SOC 220               Sociology of Family
SOC 228               Aging and Society
SOC 231               Sociology of War and the Military
SOC 310               Medical Sociology
SOC 334               American Immigration

International Public Policy Minor
Students are required to take PSCI 140 or PSCI 160, PSCI 261, ECON 110, and MATH 123 or MATH 214. Students intending to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to enroll in MATH 214 and at least one social science research methods course. In addition to these four core courses, students are also required to take three electives from the following list. The three electives must be from three different departments. Only one elective may count toward any other major or minor program of student study.

International Public Policy Electives:
ANTH 229                    Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 230                    Anthropology of Latin America
ANTH 232                    Environmental Anthropology
ANTH 334                    Economic Anthropology
ECON 343                    International Trade
HIST 217                    20th Century Europe
HIST 232                    Rise of Islam  
HIST 243                    Asia in a Global Context
HIST 246                    Africa and the World 
PHIL 334                    Contemporary Political Philosophy
PSCI 241                    Politics of Developing Countries
PSCI 242                    Human Rights
PSCI 342                    Civil Conflict
PSCI 361                    International War
PSCI 369                    American Foreign Policy