Joseph Giammo, Coordinator
The Presidential Studies minor enables students to gain a greater understanding of the presidency as an institution and as an actor within several arenas: government and politics, the economy, media and communications, and culture and society. As an interdisciplinary minor, Presidential Studies allows students to study multiple approaches for understanding the presidency and different aspects of presidential behavior, the executive branch, and public policy. Course work in the program is designed to enhance students’ understanding of how the presidency and executive branch operate and the institution’s impact on society at home and abroad.
The minor is well suited to combine with a major in Political Science, History, Mass Communications, Rhetoric and Writing, Speech Communication, and Professional and Technical Writing. This minor may be chosen as one of the concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum. The minor requires 21 hours. Students who declare the minor must be advised by the coordinator.
Students’ individual needs and interests are important considerations in the course selection and advising process. During registration, students should confirm with the coordinator that the courses they plan to take meet the requirements for the minor. Students who plan to take online courses or courses at other campuses must first seek written approval from the coordinator and apply for concurrent enrollment.