Political Science

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE & 101
Introduction to Political Science (5)

This course provides a general overview of the major political movements, ideologies, and regimes that have shaped the contemporary world. Examines the nature, purpose, and practice of politics in both its democratic and non-democratic forms. Emphasis on explaining political change and stability. Previously POLSC 101. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE & 202
Introduction to American Government and Politics (5)

This course provides an introduction to the U.S. political system. Students examine how the political process in the United States addresses significant public problems and conflicts in American society. Previously POLSC 202. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE & 203
International Relations (5)

This class examines how nations interact in a globalized world. World views, national interests, power, war and peace, international organizations and law, trade and development, human rights, the environment, and alternate strategies for resolving global problems will be discussed. Previously POLSC 203. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 is recommended. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 221
American Foreign Policy (5)

This course introduces students to the subject of American foreign policy. The focus is on (1) the evolution of policy, its values, circumstances and priorities, especially since 1945, and (2) the institutions and processes through which policy is made and carried out. Previously POLSC 221. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 recommended. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 291
Special Topics in Political Science (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in political science. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 292
Special Topics in Political Science (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in political science. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 293
Special Topics in Political Science (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in political science. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 294
Special Topics in Political Science (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in political science. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 295
Special Topics in Political Science (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in political science. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 295W
Special Topics in Political Science (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in political science. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 297
Individual Project in Political Science (1)

Individual project in a specific area of political science. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 298
Individual Project in Political Science (2)

Individual project in a specific area of political science. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

POLITICAL SCIENCE 299
Individual Project in Political Science (3)

Individual project in a specific area of political science. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.