Undergraduate Political Science
2014 Summer Term
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (GS)
Political Science 141
An introductory course covering the history, structure and functioning of American national government and its relation to state and local government.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS (DV) (GE)
Political Science 261
The course examines the African-American experience of race, ethnicity, class, and gender within the context of American political landscape. It will therefore explore the unique history, content and forms of African-American political participation as well as their struggle for freedom and equality as full citizens in the workings of various American political institutions.
PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
Political Science 320
A course to introduce students to the concepts and problems of public policy and administration. Emphasis will be given to the role played by individuals and groups in large organizations; theories of organization will be set forth and operations of governmental administrative agencies in the political world will be examined.
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
Political Science 412
A study in depth of certain selected topics of contemporary importance, such as the resolution of power conflicts, the theory and practice of nonviolence, and the existentialist dilemma.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF CHINA
Political Science 472
This course exposes students to the breadth of Chinese government and politics. It briefly overviews the traditional Chinese system, its breakdown, and the rise of communism. It also overviews a more detailed treatment of the characteristics and major events of the communist era.
INTERNSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Political Science 493
Study and work with a government unit or in some area of public affairs under the direction of a faculty supervisor. Students will have the opportunity to combine academic learning with practical experience in government and politics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in major/degree.
Political Science 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits in major/degree. Department Consent required.