Undergraduate Political Science
2018 Summer Term
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (GS)
An introductory course covering the history, structure and functioning of American national government and its relation to state and local government.
ETHNIC POLITICS (DV) (GS)
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. (Offered jointly with race & ethnic cultures).
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS (DV) (GE)
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.
POLITICS OF URBAN INEQUALITY IN THE U.S. (DV) (GS)
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.
MEDIA AND AMERICAN POLITICS
This course will examine the principles of media and politics, and how the media impacts American public's political attitudes and behaviors. Topics will include campaign advertising, alternative media, public space, bias, and persuasion.
AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
A study of the fundamental political ideas of America and the political philosophers who espoused them from colonial times to the present.
INTERNSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
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.
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.