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Political Journalism, Minor

Saint Louis University's political journalism interdisciplinary minor promotes skills in analysis of political phenomena and effective communication of ideas through a variety of platforms.

The interdisciplinary minor is suitable for students interested in careers in journalism, public relations in governmental or political organizations, or work on political campaigns.


Sarah Cate, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
Dan V. Kozlowski, Ph.D., Department of Communication

Required Courses
CMM 2100Journalism: News Writing3
CMM 2500Media Lab1
CMM 4100Multiplatform Journalism3
POLS 1100Introduction to American Government3
POLS 1600Introduction to International Politics3
Communication Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
CMM 3060
Political Communication
CMM 3110
Feature Writing
CMM 3130
Editorial and Opinion Writing
CMM 3420
Literary Journalism
CMM 4160
CMM 4420
Theory of Free Expression
CMM 4470
Media and Politics
Political Science Electives
Select two of the following:6
POLS 1510
Politics of Developing World
POLS 2100
The American Constitution
POLS 2140
The American Presidency
POLS 2150
Race and Politics
POLS 2160
Campaigns and Elections
POLS 2200
U.S. State and Urban Politics
POLS 2220
State and Local Politics
POLS 2520
Introduction to African Politics
POLS 2530
Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
POLS 2560
The Politics of Asia
POLS 2570
Introduction to Latin American Politics
POLS 2590
Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
POLS 2600
Introduction to International Political Economy
POLS 2640
International Terrorism
POLS 3100
Judicial Politics
POLS 3130
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
POLS 3140
Public Opinion and Mass Communication
POLS 3500
East Asian Political Economy
POLS 3600
Problems of Globalization
POLS 3620
International Organization and the Management of World Problems
POLS 3650
International Relations of Africa
POLS 3740
Capitalism, Racism, Patriarchy: Theorizing Structural Power
POLS 3850
Feminism in Action
Total Credits25

Continuation Standards

Students in the political journalism minor must maintain a 2.00 GPA in political journalism coursework.