POLS 101 INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Fall/Spring 3 credit hours GER 3
A study of major political concepts and approaches with emphasis on origin and nature of political systems. This course will also focus on structures and functions of political systems, rights and responsibilities of individuals, institutions, and political organizations such as interest groups, political parties, etc. Three hours lecture per week.
POLS 105 NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Spring, 3 credit hours GER 3
Continuation of the analysis of the United States political system, national government and politics, historical and current issues, the United States and international law and politics. Three hours lecture per week.
POLS 120 COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT
Spring, 3 credit hours
This course presents a comparative analysis of historical development of key institutions of government, operations of government, political leadership, process, and change, policy making process and present evaluation of political performance in selected democratic, socialist, and third world countries. Three hours lecture per week.
POLS 200 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Spring/Fall, 3 credit hours
The economic effect of globalization on the international political economy and individual national economies has sparked significant debate and conflict. The focus of this course is the development of the relationship between states and markets. Concentrating on economic exchange in modern times, with emphasis on the 20th Century, this course introduces the major theoretical approaches and tools used in analysis of international and domestic political economy. The course also introduces policy issues in areas such as export- oriented development, common-pool resource management, and welfare policy in a globalized world. While utilizing insights from economics, emphasis is on the political dynamics that underpin cooperation and conflict in such areas as international trade, regional integration, and development. Three hours lecture per week
POLS 201 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
Fall, 3 credit hours
An examination of the principles and Processes of the American judicial system, constitutional issues Defining the relationship between law enforcement and civil rights and liberties will be discussed to acquaint the student with the Special problems of justice in a democratic society. Three hours lecture per week.
PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Government and Politics (POLS 101) or permission of the instructor.
POLS 291-295, 391-395 OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Fall/Spring, 1 - 4 credit hours
An introductory or more advanced exploration of subjects not covered or only partially covered by other courses in politics.