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POL 354. International Organizations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examines the role of international organizations in world affairs.
Prerequisites: POL 251
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 355. International Security

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Issues and theories relating to international security, the causes of war, the evolution of rules and norms regarding the use of force, theories relating to the resolution and prevention of conflicts, deterrence theory, and the security predicament in the third world.
Prerequisites: POL 251
Semester Offered: Spring


POL 361. Western Political Thought

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Evolution of western political thought with a particular emphasis on the modern liberal-conservative mainstream and on the attacks on this mainstream from the left and right extremes.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


POL 362. Contemporary Political Thought

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Survey of current debates and research in contemporary political theory. Emphasis on analyzing ongoing political debates from a broader theoretical perspective.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 380. Public Administration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introduction to administrative processes with special emphasis on the political role and setting of public agencies.
Prerequisites: POL 111
Semester Offered: Fall


POL 391. Introduction to Law

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Origin and structure of the American legal system, including the legal profession (courts, judges, juries, attorneys), civil and criminal law, and alternative dispute resolution.
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


POL 411. 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 412. 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 413. 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 420. Senior Project

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Research and writing in discipline for majors in Political Science or International Relations. Fulfills the UDWR in conjunction with the work in a concurrently enrolled course.
Corequisites: Any 400-level POL course
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


POL 434 . Politics of the Arab Peninsula [Goal 8] (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 436. 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
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


POL 440. Special Topics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Lecture, readings, research and discussions on selected topics. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of 12 credits. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


POL 444. Internship

Credits: 3-9 View Details
Description: Supervised research and training opportunities provided by government agencies or political groups. Maximum of 9 credits toward major and 3 credits toward minor. Public administration majors must take 9 credits. Public Administration majors (BA) will meet the University Upper Division Writing Requirement in this course by completing a portfolio of work, a single written paper or through multiple papers.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


POL 451. 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 452. 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 453. 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 454. 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: Fall


POL 456. 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 457. 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 458. 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 463. American Political and Legal Thought

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The philosophy and theories which underlie the American system of democratic government.
Prerequisites: POL 195
Semester Offered: Even Spring


POL 465. Modern Ideologies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Fascism, communism and ideas which have contributed to democratic thought.
Semester Offered: Fall


POL 466. 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 470. Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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






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