Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2024-2025 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Political Science Minor

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Program Director: Ken Friesen, Ph.D.


The political science minor provides students with an increased understanding of the political world, both inside and outside of the United States. It does so through courses in American and world politics, political thought, public law and public administration. The exploration of things political is rigorously engaged in and informed by a Christian/Anabaptist worldview. Upon completion of the minor, students will be able to relate more intelligently to the world around them, both as national and global citizens.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize and describe the major issues and debates within the discipline of political science.
  2. Explain the role and impact of governmental entities in contemporary state, national and international settings.
  3. Communicate effectively and appropriately in both oral and written forms, especially through the use of critical analysis in articulation and support of political ideas.
  4. Judge the impact of historical and contemporary social, political and economic movements on the shape of state, national or international policies.
  5. Evaluate political issues in the light of biblical principles, use ethical values to appraise political behavior and governmental policies, and participate discerningly in the political process.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

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