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