Political Science

Political Science Internship

POLI101

A hands-on opportunity to work in a legislative office thereby augmenting the political science classroom learning experience. Interaction with constituents and those in public office will heighten student understanding of the political process and the relationship of citizen and government.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

American National Government

POLI111

An examination of the workings of American government at the national level. A consideration of who gets what, when, how, and why. An introduction to effective citizenship, suitable for all students.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

American Political Issues

POLI112

An analysis of government policies, examining various approaches to welfare, the economy, urban affairs, race relations, national defense, and foreign policy.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

American State and Local Government

POLI120

The problems, structure and major functions of government at the state and local levels. Emphasis is on the political processes in the suburban, urban, and state political systems.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Introduction to Political Science

POLI130

An introduction to what we know about government and politics, emphasizing the techniques by which we have come to know what we know. Intended for students planning to major in social science and other serious students of government and politics.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

International Relations

POLI212

The study of international relations. An introduction to geopolitics, emphasis on diplomacy, crisis solving techniques, ideology, nationalism, and international problem solving.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None