Political Science (POL)

POL-110  Introduction to Political Science  (3)  

Studies selected concepts, processes, behaviors, institutions and ideologies central to the study of politics. Introduces related topics such as political culture, terrorism and doctrines, including authoritarianism, conservatism, liberalism and totalitarianism, among others. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

POL-111  American National Government  (3)  

Studies American policy based on a close examination of the processes of decision making. Emphasis is placed on voting behavior and citizen interaction within the system. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

POL-121  International Relations  (3)  

Analyzes governments in the more developed countries (MDCs) and in the less developed countries (LDCs) and the interaction of these governments in their political, economic and security dimensions. Also analyzes the sources of policy and their theoretical foundations. Problems are examined through current world concerns. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

POL-125  Comparative Government and Politics  (3)  

Studies the systems of government of several countries taking into consideration citizen participation and policy-making processes. Includes basic theories, methods and concepts of comparative study. Examines similarities and differences of political structures including political parties and executive and legislative institutions. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

POL-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of an honors faculty member. Requires completion of an Honors Project Learning Contract. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

POL-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Permission of instructor, dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture