Political Science Online Courses
The Political Science department offers three introductory-level courses fully online. These courses fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements for Government/Political Science.
POLS 1301 – American Government
Fundamentals of U.S. Government, including its historical development and current form.
POLS 2306 – Texas Politics and Topics
Fundamentals of Texas Government.
Major & Minor Courses
POLS 2361 – International Politics
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. Introduction to global issues, actions, and processes.
POLS 2371 – Comparative Politics
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. The primary institutions (e.g., parties, groups, executives, legislatures) and processes (e.g., voting, instability) of politics.
POLS 3101 – Careers in Politics and Policy
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. Career opportunities in the field of Political Science.
POLS 3301 – Conflicts in the Middle East
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. Introduction to Conflict and the Middle East.
POLS 3301 – International Relations and Pop Culture
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. International relations both in real-life situations and fiction.
POLS 3314 – Introduction to Political Analysis
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. Introduction to statistics in Political Science. (Spring semester only).
POLS 3329 – Environmental Politics and Policy
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. American environmental policy from the perspective of Political Science.
POLS 3352 – Constitutional Law
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. Major concepts and principles in American constitutional law.
POLS 3367 – International Bargaining and Security
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. International bargaining and negotiation in multilateral agreements and organizations.
POLS 3368 – Transnational Issues
Prerequisite: POLS 1301. Globalization and its impacts.
POLS Minor Online
The requirement for a minor in political science is six 3-hour courses (18 hours), including POLS 1301 and 2306. Political science minors are also required to take either POLS 2361 or 2371 plus 9 hours of upper-level POLS courses. A minimum of 6 upper-level Political Science hours must be taken in residence at Texas Tech University.
Contact the political science advisor to create a plan for your online minor today!