Political Science Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.


PS 201
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students examine the basic background of American traditions of Government and the American Constitution. Topics of special interest include: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, political culture, interest groups, political parties, public opinion, politics, campaigns, and elections.

 

PS 202
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students examine the basic policy-making institutions of government, the rights and liberties of individuals, and politics of national policy.

 

PS 203
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students examine the basic policy-making institutions of local and state government. Students will participate with visitation by state/local political leaders and also attend and evaluate public meetings.

 

PS 205
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students study ten major issues of the global community, including American foreign policy, and the nature of relations between nations, specifically contemporary international issues; Nationalism, economic rivalries, and quest for security; and the problem of international cooperation, changing threats to security in the post-Cold War era, and the increasing importance of economic competition.