Political Science (POL S)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(2-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Political Science and Open Option majors only or permission of the instructor
Introduction to the discipline and sub-fields of Political Science, including an introduction to analytical thinking, and research skills relevant to political science. Orientation to university, college, and departmental structure, policies, and procedures; student roles and responsibilities; degree planning and career awareness. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.


Fundamentals of American democracy; constitutionalism; federalism; rights and duties of citizens; executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government; elections, public opinion, interest groups, and political parties.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.SS.


Introduction to moral controversies surrounding political issues such as violence, deception, corruption, civil disobedience, democracy, justice, equality, and freedom. Students will read classic and contemporary texts and consider political applications.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Basic concepts and major theories; application to selected political systems, including non-western political systems.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Dynamics of interstate relations pertaining to nationalism, the nation state; peace and war; foreign policy making; the national interest; military capability and strategy; case studies of transnational issues, such as population, food, energy, and terrorism.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of department cooperative education coordinator; sophomore classification
Required of all cooperative education students. Students must register for this course prior to commencing each work period.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 3 credits in political science; one statistics course required; sophomore classification
Techniques of quantitative and qualitative political research and analysis. Development and analysis of concepts and theories. Methods of data collection, research design, and critical thinking. Applications of statistics to political research.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Sophomore classification
Empirical theories and descriptions of political behavior, including decision-making, opinion, and attitudes, with an emphasis on groups and political elites.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science or sophomore classification
The formation of political opinions and attitudes, political participation, and voting behavior of the general public, and their influences on American politics; polling as a means of assessing public opinions and behaviors.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 3 credits in political science
Role of state and local governments in the American federal system. Structures of participation: political parties, elections, interest groups. Major governmental institutions: legislative, executive, and judicial. Structure and functions of local governments.

(3-0) Cr. 2. F.S.


Half-semester courses on selected topical issues in American government and politics. A topic may not be taken more than once.

(1.5-0) Cr. 2. F.S.


Half-semester course on selected topical issues in theory and methods in political science. A topic may not be taken more than once.

(1.5-0) Cr. 2. F.S.


Half-semester course on selected topical issues in comparative politics. A topic may not be taken more than once.

(1.5-0) Cr. 2. F.S.


Half-semester course on selected topical issues in international relations. A topic may not be taken more than once.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.


Methods and techniques of political campaigns in general elections. Supervised participation in candidate and political party campaign activities required.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: Sophomore standing; POL S 215 recommended
An evaluation of the American judicial system as it relates to controversial topics emphasizing the relationship between law and politics. Primary emphasis on topics such as statutory construction, judicial review, the proper role of the judiciary, vagueness and ambiguity in law, competing constitutional philosophies, executive branch concerns, and relative power of different branches. Credit for both Pol S 319 and 230 may not be applied toward graduation.

(Cross-listed with CJ ST). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: POL S 215
An overview of the American judicial process. Emphasis on specific topics such as application of constitutional rights to the states (particularly the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments), mechanics of judicial opinions, constitutional philosophies of Supreme Court Justices, decisions of first impression, and the value and scope of precedent.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: Sophomore classification.
Examination of competing Americans' conceptions of democracy as strategies for responding to the racial, religious, ethnic, gender, and economic diversity of the inhabitants of America. Connections to contemporary debates about topics such immigration, affirmative action, multicultural education, religion, and minority representation.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(Cross-listed with SOC). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: A course in political science or sociology
The relationship between politics and society with emphasis on American society. Discussion of theories of inequality, power, social movements, elites, ruling classes, democracy, and capitalism.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Examines the history and political dynamics of public science and technology policies. Examines differences in political and technological orientations. Assessment of the roles of politics, media, engineering, science, and private business in the formation public policies that put heavy reliance on or seek to advance science and technology.

(Cross-listed with CJ ST, PHIL). Cr. 3.

Prereq: Sophomore status
An exploration of competing conceptions of liberty in American political thought and debates about how liberty should be protected by the law. Contemporary debates about topics such as health care, drugs, property, speech, religion, and sex.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.


Examination of economic and political development as they relate to the political process of developing states. Impact of social and technological change on political systems of developing areas. Some case studies.

(3-0) Cr. 3.


Legacies of Imperial China, the origins of the Chinese Civil War, and the causes and consequences of the reform era. Issues of contemporary China, including economic transformation, the structure of the Party/state, the environment, the media and other topics.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with US LS). (3-0) Cr. 3.


Political institutions, processes, and contemporary issues. Selected countries examined intensively to illustrate generalizations. Role of parties, military, church, human rights, women, environmental issues, interest groups, ideology, and globalization.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


How agendas come to be set in public policy, theories describing the policy-making process, forces molding policy choices and the impact of such choices.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Junior or Senior classification
Political, economic, and social factors that affect immigration policy in the United States and abroad. Systematic analysis and implications of different types of immigration policies in countries sending and receiving immigrants.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Comparative study of political institutions of Europe and the European Union; emphasis on parties, elections, and governmental structures. Substance and process of public policies in selected problem areas.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.


Nation-states of the former Soviet Union. Analysis of Soviet Communist system 1917-85 and the politics and revolutionary conflict leading to the dissolution of the Soviet Union from 1985 through 1991. Problems of post-Soviet nation-states of Russia and Central Eurasia since 1991.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Introduction to the Middle East as a region and to issues of political importance to the Middle East and its place in the world. Topics covered include Islam, regional conflicts and alliances, local leaders, economic issues, and gender and social relations.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(Cross-listed with ANTHR). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: POL S 235, POL S 251, or ANTHR 230
Humanitarianism as a system of thought and a system of intervention in conflict and post-conflict situations: role of humanitarian organizations and actors in addressing human suffering caused by conflict or war military action as a form of humanitarian intervention.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3.


Introduction to essential theoretical concepts and approaches, both classical and contemporary on world politics including realism, empiricism, liberalism, and postpositivism; for example, war and conflict, peace and cooperation, political economy, crisis decision-making, systemic theory, dependence and interdependence.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


The major theoretical approaches in security policy -- strategy and deterrence, game theory, bargaining theory, compellance, and coercive diplomacy, and crisis diplomacy. Illustration of these various approaches through historical and contemporary cases.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: POL S 215 or POL S 251, or HIST 467 or HIST 470 or HIST 471
U.S. foreign policy since World War II with emphasis on changing American values in foreign policy, the role of the President, Congress, and the bureaucracy in policy making, and a survey of current foreign policy issues and problems.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: POL S 215, POL S 251, or POL S 358
Examination of contemporary U.S. foreign policy issues (e.g., U.S. policy in the Middle East; defense budgeting in the post-Cold War era; conventional and nuclear arms control policy). The course will explore alternate methods to analyze policy, survey the evolution of each issue, and discuss different policy alternatives.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: POL S 215
Theory and practice of representation and deliberation in the legislative branch of the republic; operations of Congress in terms of its committees, leadership, legislative and oversight processes, partisan politics, electoral campaigns, service to local and special electoral campaigns, service to local and special interests, and interactions with the President.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: POL S 215
Creation and historical development of the office of chief executive; character and behavior of past chief executives; selection and control; powers, roles, functions; executive staff; relations with Congress, press, public opinion.

Cr. 3.


Exploration of the genesis, purpose, and power of judicial review, federal common law, judicial confirmation, merit of strict construction of the Constitution, and qualifications to serving on Courts; judicial activism and the infusion of politics into courts.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Sophomore standing
Course surveys the influence of mass media organizations, forms, techniques, and technologies on the practices and expectations of American politics. Evaluates the role of media in the political process, exploring the extents to which media promotes or discourages political participation. Topics will examine the influence and political uses of news coverage, political advertising, political debates, talk radio, film, the Internet, and media spectacles.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: POL S 215; sophomore classification
Nature of political parties and interest groups, their relation to each other, and their effects on American politics. Topics include party identification, party organization and mobilization, factionalism, lobbying, campaign contributions and financing, and the effects of special interests on public law.

(Cross-listed with RELIG). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Sophomore classification.
The interaction of religion and politics in the U.S. from both an historical and contemporary perspective, as well as the role of religion in politics internationally.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Sophomore classification
A survey of the historic and contemporary administrative realities that contribute to the unique challenges of public governance at the administrative and managerial levels of international, national, state, and local government. This introductory course explores the essential issues and competencies involved in the efficient, effective, and ethical provision of public goods and services. Critical topics addressed in the course include crisis management, intergovernmental relations, social equity, public-private partnerships, and privatization.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Introduction to the theoretical perspectives on international political economy. Exploration of specific issues such as the changing international trade regime, international finance, and Third World development under conditions of globalization.

(Cross-listed with ENV S). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: sophomore classification
Major ideologies relation to conservation and ecology. Processes, participants, and institutions involved in state, national, and global environmental policymaking. Case studies of environmental controversies and proposals for policy reform.

(Cross-listed with W S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Examination of the entry and participation of women in politics in the United States and other countries including a focus on contemporary issues and strategies for change through the political process.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

Cr. R. F.S.SS.


Taken in conjunction with 300- or 400-level Political Science courses. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. arr. Repeatable. SS.

Prereq: Permission of instructor.
Supervised study in an aspect of discipline while traveling or located in a foreign country.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of department cooperative education coordinator; junior classification
Required of all cooperative education students. Students must register for this course prior to commencing work period.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered irregularly.

Prereq: Junior classification or permission of instructor.
Introduction to the style of legal analysis traditionally used in American law schools to teach law and prepare for legal practice. Topics include case briefing, legal citation, application of legal doctrines, and adversarial argument.

(Dual-listed with POL S 513). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 credits in American government
Theories and practices of the American federal system. Politics and policy making among federal, state, and local governments.

(Cross-listed with SP CM). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: SP CM 212
Backgrounds of candidates for state and national elections; selected speeches and issues; persuasive strategies and techniques of individual speakers.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: POL S 215; junior classification
Development of the United States Constitution through judicial action; influence of public law and judicial interpretations upon American government and society.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: POL S 320 or POL S 420
Leading Supreme Court cases interpreting the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. Emphasis on religion, speech, privacy, due process, and equal protection.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered even-numbered years.

Prereq: POL S 215 or POL S 251; junior classification
Development of the principles of international law of peace and war; analysis of theories concerning its nature and fundamental conceptions; its relation to national law; problems of international legislation and codification.

(Cross-listed with CL ST). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science, philosophy, or European history
Study of original texts in political thought ranging from the classical period to the renaissance. Topics such as justice, freedom, virtue, the allocation of political power, the meaning of democracy, human nature, and natural law.

(Dual-listed with POL S 531). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science, philosophy, or European history
Study of original texts in political thought ranging from the Reformation to the French Revolution and its aftermath. Topics such as justice, freedom, rights, democracy, toleration, property, power, skepticism, and normative views of international politics.

(Dual-listed with POL S 542). (Cross-listed with ENV S). (3-0) Cr. 3. SS.


Exploration of political implications of coastal policy. Issues include: "Carrying capacity," zoning, regulation of human development activities, trade-offs between conservation and jobs, the quality of coastal lifestyle, ways in which citizens participate in policy for coastal areas.

(Dual-listed with POL S 552). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: POL S 251
Various theoretical approaches to explain foreign policy making and behavior through the use of case studies of selected nations.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: POL S 251
Private and public organizations such as the United Nations, other specialized agencies, and multinational organizations, and their influence on our daily lives.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: ECON 101
Application of economics to political science in the study of nonmarket decision-making. Behavior of bureaucrats, elected officials, and voters. Market failure, collective action, representative democracies, direct democracies, logrolling, voter paradoxes, and game theory.

(Dual-listed with POL S 575). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: POL S 371
Literature and research on organizational behavior and management theory with emphasis on applied aspects of managing contemporary public sector organizations. Topics include distinctions between public and private organizations, leadership, productivity, employee motivation, organizational structure, and organizational change.

(Dual-listed with POL S 577). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Diverse perspectives on the changing roles and relationships of business, government, and society so as to open the way for more effective policy decisions on corporate-government affairs. Topics may include the changing economy; transformation of workplace and community conditions; consumerism; social responsibilities of businesses; economic policies and regulations; and politics in the business-government relationship.

(Dual-listed with POL S 580). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Study of decision making approaches and application to case studies. Topics such as the different roles of public officials, proper scope and use of administrative discretion, and the admissibility of religious, political, and philosophical commitments in governmental decision making.

(Dual-listed with POL S 585). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Comparisons of government bureaucratic structures and processes in major world regions, trends and issues of administrative and management reforms, globalization and other contemporary challenges to state administrative structures and policies, skills needed to evaluate and implement public management reforms.

(Dual-listed with POL S 587). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or instructor approval
The impact of computers, the Internet, and the World Wide Web on politics and policy. The positive and negative effects on information technology (IT) on selected topics such as freedom, power and control, privacy, civic participation, the sense of "community," "virtual cities," interest group behavior, the new media, campaigns, elections, and voting will be examined.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Special studies in the political institutions, processes and policies of American, foreign, and international governments. Also, studies in traditional and behavioral political theory. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. No more than 9 credits of Pol S 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Special studies in the political institutions, processes and policies of American, foreign, and international governments. Also, studies in traditional and behavioral political theory. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. No more than 9 credits of Pol S 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Special studies in the political institutions, processes and policies of American, foreign, and international governments. Also, studies in traditional and behavioral political theory. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. No more than 9 credits of Pol S 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Special studies in the political institutions, processes and policies of American, foreign, and international governments. Also, studies in traditional and behavioral political theory. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. No more than 9 credits of Pol S 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Special studies in the political institutions, processes and policies of American, foreign, and international governments. Also, studies in traditional and behavioral political theory. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. No more than 9 credits of Pol S 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. 1-2. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Extra study for any 300-Special studies in the political institutions, processes and policies of American, foreign, and international governments. Also, studies in traditional and behavioral political theory. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. No more than 9 credits of Pol S 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Special studies in the political institutions, processes and policies of American, foreign, and international governments. Also, studies in traditional and behavioral political theory. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. No more than 9 credits of Pol S 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Special studies in the political institutions, processes and policies of American, foreign, and international governments. Also, studies in traditional and behavioral political theory. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. No more than 9 credits of Pol S 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: 21 credits of POL S and permission of instructor
Written under the supervision of a Political Science faculty advisor.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in political science and permission of instructor
Undergraduate teaching experience through assisting an instructor with an introductory course in political science. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in political science and permission of instructor
Undergraduate research experience through assisting on a scholarly project with an instructor in political science. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of department cooperative education coordinator; senior classification
Required of all cooperative education students. Students must register for this course prior to commencing each work period.

Cr. arr. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science; junior or senior classification; and permission of internship coordinator
Work experience with a specific nongovernmental or governmental agency at the local, state, national, or international level, combined with academic work under faculty supervision. Use of credit in Pol S major and minor is limited. See Undergraduate Study for information. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Scope and methods of political science. Introduction to theoretical approaches and analytical reasoning in political science. Relationship of theory and data. Research design.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science or graduate standing
An overview of the major theoretical and empirical works in the study of international politics and foreign policy. Among the major theoretical approaches surveyed and applied to international politics are realism, neo-realism, liberalism, functionalism, rational choice theory, game theory, and decision-making theory. Seminal writings by leading scholars will be reviewed.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science or graduate standing
Major theoretic approaches to the study of comparative politics -- varying concepts and definitions of society and policy, administrative traditions, institutional arrangements, political behavior, etc. Contrasting research method designs.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science or graduate standing
A presentation of the major theories and research on American government and politics. Substantive topics include modern democratic theory, institutional performance, and mass political behavior. A variety of research methodologies are examined, including normative theory, behavioralism, and rational choice analysis.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Six credits in political science or graduate standing
An overview of the major theoretical approaches and empirical methods relevant to the study of public policy. Emphasis is placed on agenda setting, policy formation, policy sustainability, and policy analysis. Seminal writings by leading scholars will be reviewed. Leading quantitative and qualitative methodological tools for analyzing policy are presented.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: POL S 310
Comparative analysis of state political systems. Role of interest groups, political parties, legislatures, courts, and governors in state politics. Possible determinants of public policy outputs at the state level.

(Dual-listed with POL S 413). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 credits of American government
Theories and practices of the American federal system. Politics and policy making among federal, state, and local governments.

(Cross-listed with BRT). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Evaluation of the biorenewables field as it relates to the areas of law and policy. Primary emphasis on the following topics: concerns that motivated the development and expansion of the biorenewables field, a history of the interactions between biorenewable pathways. U.S. law and policy and controversies that have arisen from these interactions and their effects.

(Cross-listed with BRT). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Evaluation of the international biorenewables field as it relates to the areas of law and policy. Primary emphasis on the following topics: concerns that motivated the development and expansion of the field by adopting countries, a history of the interactions between biorenewable pathways. Law and policy in adopting countries and international controversies that have arisen from these interactions and their effects.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 6 credits in Political Science or graduate standing
An in-depth survey of the theoretical, empirical, and methodological works concerning mass political behavior in the United States. Substantive topics include political attitudes and ideologies, public opinion and voting behavior, and political psychology. Methods for studying mass behavior include survey research and experimental approaches.

(Dual-listed with POL S 431). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science, philosophy, or European history
Study of original texts in political thought ranging from the Reformation to the French Revolution and its aftermath. Topics such as justice, freedom, rights, democracy, toleration, property, power, skepticism, and normative views of international politics.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Overview of the legal and policy context of E-government development. Topics include the legal and regulatory policies on information management in governments, and public policies that use information technologies to address economic and social concerns and their impacts on citizens and governmental organizations.

(Cross-listed with CPR E, INFAS). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate classification; CPR E 531 or INFAS 531
Legal and ethical issues in computer security. State and local codes and regulations. Privacy issues.

(Cross-listed with PHIL). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits of philosophy or political science
Examination of theories of justice proposed by contemporary political philosophers. Analysis of the philosophical foundations of perspectives such as liberalism, libertarianism, communitarianism, socialism, feminism. Normative assessments of socio-political institutions.

(Dual-listed with POL S 442). (Cross-listed with C DEV). (3-0) Cr. 3. SS.


Exploration of political implications of coastal policy. Issues include: "Carrying capacity," zoning, regulation of human development activities, tradeoffs between conservation and jobs, the quality of coastal lifestyle, and ways in which citizens participate in policy for coastal areas.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Examines how, why and to what effect governments deal with substantive policy problems differently. Environmental factors, ideologies, cultures, domestic policy making processes, and interest groups.

(Dual-listed with POL S 452). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: POL S 251
Various theoretical approaches to explain foreign policy making and behavior through the use of case studies of selected nations.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 6 credits in American government
Examination of policy-making and governance in a separation of powers system. Interaction between the chief executive, the legislature, administrative agencies, and the public. How political and legal forces affect policy makers and are reflected in public policies and programs.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification
An examination of the social, political, intellectual, and environmental factors contributing to the historical development and central issues of American Public Administration. Exploration of classic and contemporary texts of public administration emphasizing constitutional and civic roles of public servants, administrative responsibility in democratic governance and justice, and essential frameworks to identify managerial skills, perspectives, and resources for effective, equitable public service.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Discussion of contemporary issues and perspectives shaping the policy development and management of national and international nonprofit organizations. Topics include an historic overview of nonprofit and philanthropic perspectives; exploration of nonprofit organization roles in public service provision; review of the legal framework influencing nonprofit governance; and consideration of capacity building issues such as strategic planning, board development, fundraising, human resources, and volunteer management.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Major theories of administrative organization, including motivations of administrators and organizations, comparisons of organizational arrangements, factors affecting organizational arrangements, and formal and informal decision-making structures.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Topics such as the fiscal role of government in a mixed economy; evaluation of sources of public revenue and credit; administrative, political, and institutional aspects of the budget and the budgetary process; alternative budget formats; skills required to analyze public revenue and spending. Spreadsheet use required.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Course discusses the history and development of high performance personnel administration in the public and nonprofit sectors regarding strategic planning, employee rights and responsibilities, performance assessment, collective bargaining, and civil service systems. Emphasized basic competencies in the essential human resource management tools in the areas of recruitment, retention, employee development, compensation, discipline, and conflict resolution.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Integration, application, and utilization of public administration and public policy concepts in the interpretation of results and effectiveness of public programs and the prediction of consequences for policymakers and administrators.

(Dual-listed with POL S 475). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: POL S 371
Literature and research on organizational behavior and management theory with emphasis on applied aspects of managing contemporary public sector organizations. Topics include distinctions between public and private organizations, leadership, productivity, employee motivation, organizational structure, and organizational change.

(Dual-listed with POL S 477). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate classification
Diverse perspectives on the changing roles and relationships of business, government, and society so as to open the way for more effective policy decisions on corporate-government affairs. Topics may include the changing economy; transformation of workplace and community conditions; consumerism; social responsibilities of businesses; economic policies and regulations; and politics in the business-government relationship.

(Dual-listed with POL S 480). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
Study of decision making approaches and application to case studies. Topics such as the different roles of public officials, proper scope and use of administrative discretion, and the admissibility of religious, political, and philosophical commitments in governmental decision making.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: 6 credits in political science
An overview of the international political economy since the end of World War II. Special emphasis on national (primarily U.S.) development assistance and agricultural/food politics and policies, and those of the international food organizations, the World Bank, and the regional development banks.

(Dual-listed with POL S 485). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Comparisons of government bureaucratic structures and processes in major world regions, trends and issues of administrative and management reforms, globalization and other contemporary challenges to state administrative structures and policies, skills needed to evaluate and implement public management reforms.

(Dual-listed with POL S 487). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or instructor approval
The impact of computers, the Internet, and the World Wide Web on politics and policy. The positive and negative effects on information technology (IT) on selected topics such as freedom, power and control, privacy, civic participation, the sense of "community," "virtual cities," interest group behavior, the new media, campaigns, elections, and voting will be examined.

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 2-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, written permission of instructor

Cr. 3-6. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science, permission of the instructor
Supervised internship with administrative agencies, legislative organizations, judicial branch offices, and nonprofit groups.

Courses for graduate students:

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in political science

Cr. arr. Repeatable.