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Minor in Politics

The Politics Minor is designed for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge of international affairs, government, policy-making, and the political process in order to support their long-term career goals. Students seeking employment in local, state, or national government or non-governmental organizations which interact with government agencies will be particularly well-served by this minor program. Selection of courses will depend on the interests of the student.

Requirements for the Politics Minor: 15 Credit Hours (5 courses)

  • All Politics Minors must register with the History, Politics and Geography department prior to graduation.
  • No more than 3 credits (1 course) at the 100-level; at least 6 credits (2 courses) at the 300-level or above.
  • At least 9 credit hours (3 courses) must be taken at Farmingdale State College.
  • All courses must be in Politics (POL prefix).

Current course offerings include: POL 105 Introduction to Politics, POL 110 Introduction to Legal Studies, POL 250 American National Government, POL 251 State and Local Government, POL 262 Global Politics, POL 263 American Foreign Relations, POL 265 Comparative Politics, POL 273 Italian Politics & Society: Theory & Practice, POL 277 Politics of the Muslim World, POL 310 Introduction to Political Theory, POL 320 Internet Politics, POL 370 International Relations, POL 371 Geopolitics, POL 372 Politics of Europe, POL 373 Politics of Asia and the Pacific Rim, POL 390 Environmental Politics, POL 391 Mass Media and Politics, POL 392 Religion and Politics, POL 393 Politics and Popular Culture, POL 395 Special Topics in Politics.

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