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POL 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


POL 511. The Presidency

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Presidential selection, the leadership role of the presidency, legislative involvement, relations with the media and the American public, the president as party leader and relationships between members of the executive branch.
Prerequisites: POL 111
Semester Offered: Fall


POL 512. Legislative Process

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Legislative functions, elections, process, influence on decision making and problems.
Prerequisites: POL 111
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


POL 513. Judicial Process

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The structure, process and personnel of American courts with particular emphasis on the role of the US Supreme Court in the American political system.
Prerequisites: POL 111
Semester Offered: Even Spring


POL 534. Politics of the Arab Peninsula (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Politics of traditionalism and change in the Arab Peninsula. The strategic and long standing relation between the Arab Peninsula countries and the United States.
Semester Offered: Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


POL 536. Southeast Asian Governments and Politics (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Southeast Asian governmental institutions, their political processes, and recent political and economic trajectories that form the prospects of democratization in some countries and democratic consolidation in others.
Semester Offered: Even Fall


POL 551. International Law

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Survey of the development and contemporary application of rules and principles of international law: maritime laws, ocean resources, space, and peaceful settlement of disputes between states.
Prerequisites: POL 251
Semester Offered: Fall


POL 552. United Nations and Regional Organization

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Organization, authority, achievements and problems of the United Nations and its auxiliary components.
Prerequisites: POL 251
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


POL 553. Global Environmental Politics and Policies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Impact of global environmental politics and policies on the developing world in the era of contemporary globalization.
Semester Offered: Odd Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 10: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


POL 554. The Politics of the Global Economy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Interaction of nation-state and international economy explored through contending philosophies, approaches and theories (e.g. neo-realism, rational choice theory, dependency).
Prerequisites: POL 251
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 556. Terrorism, Insurgency, and World Politcs

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The evolution of conflict in the post Cold War; terrorist and insurgent motivations; organizations; tactics; strategies; impact of globalization on terrorism and insurgency; the response of governments and international community.
Prerequisites: POL 251
Semester Offered: Spring


POL 557. Spies and Espionage

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Structure and function of the intelligence apparatus in the United States with focus on the way the intelligence process contributes to foreign policy and national security decision making.
Semester Offered: Even Spring


POL 558. Global Disaster Relief Policy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: International community's response to relief needs. Roles of intergovernment organizations (UN, WHO) and NGOs: administration, funding sources and their impact on efficacy.
Semester Offered: Spring


POL 563. American Political and Legal Thought

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Philosophy and theories which underlie the American political and legal systems of democratic government.
Semester Offered: Even Spring


POL 565. Modern Ideologies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A study of the ideologies of fascism, communism and ideas which have contributed to democratic thought.
Semester Offered: Fall


POL 566. Health Policies and Regulations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Policy processes and outcomes. LTC regulatory policies and their impact on SNF administration.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 570. Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Nature of public opinion and major influences on elections, parties, measurement, and impact.
Prerequisites: POL 111
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 581. Administering Public Policy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Study of the initiation, content, administration and impact of selected contemporay domestic government policies: transportation, consumerism, environment, poverty.
Semester Offered: Spring


POL 582. Public Personnel Administration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Personnel methods in the public sector including recruitment, employee rights, collective bargaining, affirmative action and employee conduct.
Semester Offered: Spring


POL 583. Managing Local Governments

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Practical problems of local administration including grant applications, personnel, budgeting, public works and local renewal.
Prerequisites: POL 312, POL 313
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 584. Public Budgeting

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Budgeting in public agencies. Emphasis on budget preparation, budget politics, capital budgets, debt administration. Practical applications of budget making.
Semester Offered: Fall


POL 585. Administrative Law

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Legal problems arising from use of administrative agencies; administrative procedure; judicial relief against administrative action.
Prerequisites: POL 111
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 588. Health Administration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Prepares students for extended care facility administrator's licensure exam. Covers laws, regulations, guidelines, regulatory management, nursing facility services, multicultural diversity in elderly care.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 591. Constitutional Law

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Supreme Court's historical and current influence on American law and policy, focusing on the Commerce Clause and the 14th Amendment.
Semester Offered: Fall


POL 592. The Courts and Civil Rights

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Supreme Court decisions concerning individual rights and liberties, particularly those found in the First Amendment. Supreme Court decisions concerning discrimination, speech, religion, search and seizure, counsel and other individual rights.
Semester Offered: Spring


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