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Undergraduate Political Science

2020 Summer Term

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3 Units

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Political Science 141

An introductory course covering the history, structure and functioning of American national government and its relation to state and local government.


3 Units

AMERICAN MINORITY POLITICS

Political Science 217

The central concern of this course is to provide the student an awareness of the political development of racial and ethnic minorities in today's political arena. It will compare and contrast the development of the white ethnic communities of the 19th and 20th centuries with our modern day racial and ethnic minorities.


3 Units

POLITICS OF URBAN INEQUALITY IN THE U.S.

Political Science 280

The course offers a sophisticated depiction of systemic urban inequality that constrains the lives of the urban poor. The readings will feature academic books and research articles that describe and analyze the politics and life experiences in inner-city neighborhoods.


3 Units

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL POLITICAL THOUGHT: GREEK, ROMAN, CHRISTIAN

Political Science 410

This course will examine the political thought of the ancient and medieval worlds, focusing on the Greek, Roman and early Christian periods. Through study of texts by Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, and others, this course will highlight how these texts both reflect their own times, and inform political thinking today.


3 Units

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE CONSTITUTION

Political Science 415

This course examines the role of the major participants in the criminal justice system-defendants, police, prosecutions, courts, and corrections-and the development of constitutional law regulating their behavior.


3 Units

AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Political Science 420

A study of the fundamental political ideas of America and the political philosophers who espoused them from colonial times to the present.


1-12 Units

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.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

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.

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