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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

POLITICAL SCIENCE (POLS)

424-3 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW. Principles of administrative law in the United States; extent of and limitations on powers of government regulatory agencies. Prerequisite: POLS 112.

429-1 to 3 TOPICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Selected administrative problem or process; content may vary semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: POLS 320 or consent of instructor.

440-3 AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS. Examination of the politics of African Americans. Description and analysis of the affect of political officials and institutions on African Americans and vice versa. Prerequisite: POLS 112 or consent of instructor.

441-3 WOMEN & POLITICS IN AMERICA. Consideration of politics and power in gender roles, family, class, occupation, and research, women and the political system and women and public policy. Prerequisite: POLS 112 or consent of instructor.

445-3 VOTING AND ELECTIONS. Political-legal, sociological, psychological bases of voting behavior; theories of electoral outcomes and consequences. Prerequisite: POLS 112 or consent of instructor.

449-1 to 3 TOPICS IN AMERICAN POLITICS. Selected topics in American politics; content may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: POLS 112 or consent of instructor.

459-1 to 3 TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS. Selected topics in comparative politics; content may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: POLS 111 or consent of instructor.

472-3 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. Past and present international organizations; origins, structure; decision-making processes, functioning of United Nations and its specialized agencies; problems and prospects. Prerequisite: POLS 370 or consent of instructor.

473-3 UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY. Formulation, implementation, content; general policy patterns; international, domestic sources; policy instruments; regional dimensions and implications. Prerequisite: POLS 370 or consent of instructor.

479-1 to 3 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. Selected topics in international relations; content may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: POLS 370 or consent of instructor.

484-3 CLASSICAL POLITICAL THEORY. Works of major political thinkers from ancient times to the Renaissance including Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas, and Machiavelli.

485-3 MODERN POLITICAL THEORY. Works of major political thinkers from the Renaissance to the present including Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Mill, and Nietzsche.

489-1 to 3 TOPICS IN POLITICAL THEORY. Major issues in political theory or works of one major political thinker. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: POLS 385 or consent of instructor.

495-3 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: POWERS OF GOVERNMENT. Analyzes Supreme Court decisions regarding judicial, legislative, and executive power and the relationship between states and federal government in a range of policy areas. Prerequisite: POLS 390 or consent of instructor.

496-3 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. Analysis of Supreme Court decisions dealing with individual rights, particularly free speech and press, religion, rights of criminal defendants, voting, and constitutional protection against race and sex discrimination. Prerequisite: POLS 390 or consent of instructor.

497-3 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. Examines regulatory framework that has developed around the protection of various aspects of the environment over the past thirty years. Prerequisite: POLS 111 or consent of instructor.

499-3 TOPICS IN PUBLIC LAW. Selected topics in public law; content may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: POLS 390 or consent of instructor.

500-3 SCOPE AND CONCEPTS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. Conceptual orientations; relationship to other disciplines. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

501-3 QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. Research methodology and statistics; research design, data analysis, computer applications. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

510-1 to 8 READINGS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE. Individualized program designed by instructor and student. Normal assignment is 1000 pages per credit hour; requirements determined prior to registration. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. No more than 6 hours may apply to degree. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

520-3 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Selected topics on processes and problems; subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

540-3 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLITICS. Selected topics on processes and problems; subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

550-3 SEMINAR IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS. Selected topics on processes and problems; subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

570-3 SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. Selected topic on processes and problems; subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

580-3 SEMINAR IN POLITICAL THEORY. Major issues in political theory or works of one major political thinker. Subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

590-3 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN PUBLIC LAW. Selected topic on processes and problems; subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

595-1 to 4 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH. Supervised research and writings in selected subjects. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

599-1 to 6 THESIS. Supervised individual research on selected and approved topic. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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