Undergraduate Political Science-Rock County
2020 Spring Term
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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.
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.
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.
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.).