Undergraduate Political Science
2022 Summer Term
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
An introductory course covering the history, structure and functioning of American national government and its relation to state and local government.
AMERICAN MINORITY POLITICS
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.
POLICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION
This course examines the administrative process within the criminal justice setting. Both administrative theories and principles as well as applications to the criminal justice system will be covered.
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
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.
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.