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Classics Minor

Classics Minor Requirements23-26 units
Required Core Courses14 units
Either
GRKC 200
Elementary Classical Greek I*
4
And
GRKC 201
Elementary Classical Greek II*
4
Or
LTN 200
Elementary Latin I*
4
And
LTN 201
Elementary Latin II*
4
And
HIST 311
Ancient Greece*
3
HIST 312
Ancient Rome*
3
Electives9-12 units
Students must take three of the following courses; at least one of them must be upper division.
POLI 360
Classical Political Thought
3
PHIL 315
History of Ancient Philosophy
3
UBBL 451
Greco-Roman World
3
GRKC 200
Elementary Classical Greek I
4
GRKC 201
Elementary Classical Greek II
4
LTN 200
Elementary Latin I
4
LTN 201
Elementary Latin II
4
Fall semester versions (with department approval) of:
HUM 221/321
Humanities Seminar I: Great Works
3–4
HUM 222/322
Humanities Seminar II: Literary Masterpieces
3–4
HUM 223/323
Humanities Seminar III: Aesthetics
3–4
HUM 224/324
Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas
3–4

No more than six hours of required or elective courses may count toward both the classics minor and another major or minor.

History Minor

History Minor Requirements21 units
Required Core Courses9 units
Select three of the following:
HIST 120
World Civilizations to 1648*
3
HIST 121
World Civilizations Since 1648*
3
HIST 151
United States History to 1865*
3
HIST 152
United States History Since 1865*
3
Electives12 units
Select 12 units of the following:
HIST 320
Modern Africa
3
HIST/FREN 325
Topics in French History (not live)
3
HIST 330
History of Religion in America
3
HIST 334
History of American Foreign Affairs
3
HIST 338
History of California
3
HIST 342
The American West
3
HIST 346
History of American Immigration
3
HIST 350
Medieval Europe
3
HIST 352
Renaissance and Reformation
3
HIST 357
Enlightenment Europe
3
HIST 358
Europe 1789–1914
3
HIST 359
Europe 1914–1992
3
HIST 360
History of the Middle East I: Early and Medieval Islam
3
HIST 361
History of the Middle East II: Modern Middle East
3
HIST 365
History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
3
HIST 368
A Year in Time
3
HIST 374
Colonial Era
3
HIST 376
The Revolution and the Republic
3
HIST 380
Civil War and Reconstruction
3
HIST 382
Emergence of Modern America
3
HIST 386
Modern America
3
HIST 401
Humanities Seminar
6
HIST 484
Historical Themes
3
HIST 497
Readings
1–4
HIST 498
Directed Research
1–4
HIST 499
Thesis/Project
1–4
POLI 350
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
3
POLI 351
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
3
POLI 352
Constitutional Law: National Powers
3
POLI 390
History and Politics of the Non-Western World
3

*Meets a General Education core requirement.

International Relations Minor

International Relations Minor Requirements24 units
No more than 6 units may be in common with the student’s major.
Required Core Courses9 units
HIST 334
History of American Foreign Affairs
3
POLI 150
American Government*
3
POLI 340
International Relations
3
Electives15 units
Select at least 6 units of the following:
POLI 310
Political Geography
3
POLI 320
Comparative Politics
3
POLI 380
Studies of Terrorism
3
POLI 385
Politics of Developing Countries
3
Select at least 6 units of the following:
ECON 357
Economics of the Developing World^
3
ECON 371
Comparative Economics^
3
ECON 372
International Trade and Finance^
3
HIST 320
Modern Africa
3
HIST 357
Enlightenment Europe
3
HIST 358
Europe 1789–1914
3
HIST 359
Europe 1914–1992
3
HIST 360
History of the Middle East I: Early and Medieval Islam
3
HIST 361
History of the Middle East II: Modern Middle East
3
PHIL 370
Comparative Religions
3
POLI 310
Political Geography
3
POLI 320
Comparative Politics
3
POLI 380
Studies of Terrorism^^
3
POLI 385
Politics of Developing Countries^^
3
POLI 390
History and Politics of the Non-Western World
3
POLI 471
Political Topics^^^
1–8
POLI 497
Readings
1–4

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
^Prerequisites for ECON 357 are ECON 250, ECON 250, and a B or higher in MATH 110.
Prerequisites for ECON 371 are ECON 250 and a B or higher in MATH 110.
Prerequisites for ECON 372 are ECON 250, ECON 251, and a B or higher in MATH 110.
^^If not taken above
^^^With approval

Political Science Minor

Select seven courses (total 21 units) of which no more than 6 units may be in common with the student’s major.

Political Science Minor Requirements21 units
Required Core Courses6 units
POLI 150
American Government*
3
POLI 160
Introduction to Politics*
3
Electives15 units
Select five courses (minimum 15 units) of the following:
HIST 334
History of American Foreign Affairs
3
POLI 220
State and Local Government
3
POLI 250
Introduction to Criminal Law
3
POLI 310
Political Geography
3
POLI 320
Comparative Politics
3
POLI 340
International Relations
3
POLI 350
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
3
POLI 351
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
3
POLI 352
Constitutional Law: National Powers
3
POLI 353
Seminar on Legal Studies
3
POLI 360
Classical Political Thought
3
POLI 363
Modern Political Thought
3
POLI 376
The American Founding
3
POLI 380
Studies of Terrorism
3
POLI 385
Politics of Developing Countries
3
POLI 390
History and Politics of the Non-Western World
3
POLI 399
Political Science Practicum
1–8
POLI 400
Seminar on American Politics
3
POLI 405
The American Presidency
3
POLI 410
Congress
3
POLI 415
The Federal Judiciary
3
POLI 420
Women in Politics
3
POLI 450
Principles and Practice of Research Design
3
POLI 471
Political Topics
1–8
POLI 497
Readings
1–4
POLI 498
Directed Research
1–4
POLI 499
Thesis/Project
1–4

*Meets a General Education core requirement.

Prelaw Minor

The prelaw minor is intended for all students interested in law school. The department's prelaw advisor helps students select appropriate courses and assists in the process of identifying and applying to law schools. No more than 6 units may be in common with the student’s major.

Prelaw Minor Requirements21 units
Required Core Courses6 units
POLI 150
American Government*
3
POLI 415
The Federal Judiciary
3
Electives15 units
A total of five courses is required. Select at least three of the following:
POLI 250
Introduction to Criminal Law
3
POLI 350
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
3
POLI 351
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
3
POLI 352
Constitutional Law: National Powers
3
POLI 353
Seminar on Legal Studies
3
Select at least one of the following:
BUSI 296
Business Law
3
POLI 360
Classical Political Thought
3
POLI 363
Modern Political Thought
3
POLI 376
The American Founding
3

*Meets a General Education core requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.