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AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
POLS 111
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
The institutions, structures, and processes that affect the course of politics and public policy at the national level of American government. [SE, SS]
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
POLS 131
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
The institutions, structures, and political processes at the state and local levels of government in our federal system. [SE, SS]
SURVEY OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
POLS 141
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The structure and operation of state and local government, stressing the politics and other processes involved in the making of public policy at these levels of government. Designed for paralegal students. [SE, SS]
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
POLS 151
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
The United Nations and its functions, current problems, and world reactions to them. Required for participation in the Model United Nations program. Entering students first register for 151, then subsequent sequence numbers for up to a total of 6 quarters. [SE, SS]
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
POLS 152
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Continuation of POLS 151. Required for participation in Model United Nations activities. [SE, SS]
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
POLS 153
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Continuation of POLS 152. Required for participation in Model United Nations activities. [SE, SS]
WORLD WITHOUT WAR
POLS 161
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Seminar exploring psychological, emotional, political, economic, and other causes of war. Emphasis on search for peace and kinds of peace research currently being conducted in the world. [SE]
SURVEY OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
POLS 171
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
An examination of the role of the Constitution and judicial interpretation in American politics and public policy. Primary emphasis is on the United States Supreme Court. Specific topics will include civil rights, civil liberties, economic regulation and property rights, and criminal justice. Prerequisite: POLS 111 or CJ& 101 or HIST& 146. [SE]
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
POLS&203
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
World politics, concepts and theories from the post-World War II period. Processes of power, foreign policy, development and trends in the current international scene analyzed. Conflict and conflict resolution and control. [SE, SS]
THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
POLS 220
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geo-political survey of the Middle East, including interrelationships between the physical, economic and political geography of this region, the impact of geography on politics and political issues within the nations of this region, the corresponding impact of politics and political issues on geography and on the lives of the people living in this region, as well as the resulting diversity of cultures, beliefs, perceptions, challenges and issues among the people of this region. This course will also examine the importance and impact of the Middle East on the rest of the world, as well as the impact and influence of the rest of the world on the Middle East. Credit not allowed for both POLS 220 and GEOG 220. [SE]
THE GEOPOLITICS OF AFRICA
POLS 221
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geo-political survey of Africa, including interrelationships between the physical, economic and political geography of this region, the impact of geography on politics and political issues within the nations of this region, the corresponding impact of politics and political issues on geography and on the lives of the people living in this region, as well as the resulting diversity of cultures, beliefs, perceptions, challenges and issues among the people of this region. This course will also examine the importance and impact of Africa on the rest of the world, as well as examine the impact and influence of the rest of the world on Africa. Credit not allowed for both POLS 221 and GEOG 221. [SE]
THE GEOPOLITICS OF CHINA, JAPAN & EAST ASIA
POLS 222
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geo-political survey of China, Japan and East Asia, including interrelationships between the physical, economic and political geography of this region, the impact of geography on politics and political issues within the nations of this region, the corresponding impact of politics and political issues on geography and on the lives of the people living in this region, as well as the resulting diversity of cultures, beliefs, perceptions, challenges and issues among the people of this region. This course will also examine the importance and impact of China, Japan and East Asia on the rest of the world, as well as examine the impact and influence of the rest of the world on China, Japan and East Asia. Credit not allowed for both POLS 222 and GEOG 222. [SE]
THE GEOPOLITICS OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA
POLS 223
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Geo-political survey of South and Central Asia, including interrelationships between the physical, economic and political geography of this region, the impact of geography on politics and political issues within the nations of this region, the corresponding impact of politics and political issues on geography and on the lives of the people living in this region, as well as the resulting diversity of cultures, beliefs, perceptions, challenges and issues among the people of this region. This course will also examine the importance and impact of South and Central Asia on the rest of the world, as well as examine the impact and influence of the rest of the world on South and Central Asia. Credit not allowed for both POLS 223 and GEOG 223. [SE]
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
POLS 231
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Examines the relationship between industrial civilization and the natural environment by exploring underlying ecological philosophies and the economic and political processes by which environmental decisions are made. Emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating alternative points of view. Prerequisite: POLS 111, 131 or POLS& 203 (or POSC 111, 131 or 211), or consent of Instructional unit. [SE, SS]
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
POLS 251
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Continuation of POLS 153. Required for participation in Model United Nations activities. [SE, SS]
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
POLS 252
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Continuation of POLS 251. Required for participation in Model United Nations activities. [SE, SS]
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
POLS 253
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Continuation of POLS 252. Required for participation in Model United Nations activities. [SE, SS]
SELECTED TOPICS
POLS 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
This course focuses on selected topics in political science. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
POLS 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]