The Practical Politics Minor offers students a unique opportunity to study the theory and practice of American Democracy. The minor includes courses on campaigns, elections, political communications, legislative politics, and governing. Students will engage with faculty who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in electoral politics and campaign strategy. The minor will help students develop a multitude of skills applicable to the job market, such as problem solving, polling, social media analytics, micro-targeting, research, writing and public speaking. Students will also complete an internship that will provide them with professional training and exposure to different careers. In addition, students can pursue courses through Maymester and the Dornsife in Washington D.C. program toward the minor.
The Practical Politics Minor complements many majors in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences including economics; sociology; philosophy, politics, and law; and international relations, as well as majors outside of the college including communications; business and public policy.