POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES (POLSC)

POLSC 115 - AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT (S5 900)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This course presents contemporary American political behavior, government and power relationships at the national level.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

POLSC 119 - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (S5 902)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This course, State and Local Government, is designed to familiarize students with the governance structure at the state and local levels. It is also focused on the decision-making processes at those levels of government and the ways in which these entities interact with the national government. A primary emphasis of the course will be a comparative approach with a view toward understanding policy outcomes at all levels of government. Specific attention will be focused on education, criminal justice, health/welfare, environment, and economic development.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

POLSC 120 - POLITICAL METHODS AND CONCEPTS (S5 903)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to issues and concepts in the discipline of political science, its history and development, its area of inquiry, and sub- fields.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

POLSC 122 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (S5 904)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This course is a theoretical approach to questions of international peace, international conflict, the behavior of nations, and the prospects of survival.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

POLSC 124 - COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS (S5 905)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This course is an investigation of democratic and non-democratic political systems. Comparisons are made of political cultures, theories, constitutions, citizen participation, party and group influence, governments, and public policies.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0