Political Science Program
Political Science Classes
Reading, writing, discussion and oral presentations designed to develop in-depth, advanced level knowledge of a topic in Political Science. Required preparation: acceptance into the Honors Program.
Introduction to political concepts, public opinion, pressure groups, and government systems.
Evaluation of major political concepts in regard to government, property, religion and man's place in society.
Outlines the main structure and function of American government. Also deals with politics in theory and in practice emphasizing political concepts, protest and reform movements.
Examines the history of international relations and theories of how such relations work, possible trends in globalization or interdependence, problems of authority, concepts and reality of conflict and security, and economics. Studies key international actors such as nation-states, international organizations and others including multinational corporations, and terrorist groups. Also addressed: diplomacy, human rights and international law.
Advanced study of major foreign powers including France, Great Britain, West Germany, Russia, China, India and others as time permits. Recommended preparation: POLS& 101 or 202.