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Undergraduate Political Science-Rock County

2020 Spring Term

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3 Units

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Political Science-Rock County 104

Analysis of the decision-making structure & processes of American national government, including the role of parties & interest groups, & the value preferences within American society which affect the formation of public policy.


3 Units

POLITICS OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Political Science-Rock County 120

Focuses on the competing goals of public policy in criminal justice, from public order, due process, efficiency, rights & liberties. Analyzes the interplay of key actors including police, courts & prisons in policy-making & implementation. Includes the role of media & myth.


3 Units

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Political Science-Rock County 175

Global problems, issues & debates since the end of the Cold War, including terrorism, cultural & religious conflict & changing power relations. Impact of social, economic & technological change & evolution of the state system. Cooperative problem-solving & peace-making.


3 Units

TERRORISM

Political Science-Rock County 280

Terrorism, both current & historic, will be analyzed in its development, logic & impact. Includes controversies over security & liberty, intelligence & forewarning, & deals with political, philosophic & religious aspects. A major feature is analysis of alternative responses to terrorism, & local coping strategies (disaster Mgmt.).

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