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Political Science (POL)

POL 101  (3 credit hours)  
American Government  

Examines national government and the political process in the United States, with emphasis on the Constitution, the President, Congress, and the judicial system. Focuses on the nature of American democracy, political challenges, and opportunities. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
POL 210  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to European Politics: East and West  

Compares the political institutions, policy-making processes, citizen participation and political outcomes in Eastern and Western European states. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
POL 212  (3 credit hours)  
Culture and Politics in Developing Nations  

Examines and compares the politics of selected states in Africa, Asia, and Latin America analyzing such issues as culture, ethnicity, language, social class, and ideology. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Cultural Studies, SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
POL 235  (3 credit hours)  
World Politics  

Examines the most significant problems of world politics, including the fundamental factors governing international relations, the techniques and instruments of power politics, and the conflicting interest in organizing world peace. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Cultural Studies, SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
POL 255  (3 credit hours)  
State Government  

Examines the institutions, political processes, and policies of state governments, and the relationships of state governments with other levels of government in the United States. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
POL 271  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Political Behavior  

The study of behavior in a political context; the analysis of basic behavioral concepts used in political science such as political roles, group behavior, belief systems, personality, power, and decision-making. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
POL 280  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Public Policy  

Examines public policy and the decision-making process. Incorporates discussion of relevant contemporary policy issues, which may include poverty, ethics, health care, energy, education, race and ethnic relations, science and technology, and the environment. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
POL 299  (1-3 credit hours)  
Special Topics in Political Science  

Addresses various topics, issues, and trends in political science. Includes topics that may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructors. Lecture: 1.0 - 3.0 credits (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture