Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
POL111American National Government3A study of the American political system and how and why the citizenry relate to the government as they do. Emphasis is placed upon the organization and functioning of the presidential, legislative and judicial subsystems.Loading...
POL112Amer State and Local Government3A study of the organization, operations and politics of state and local governments. Emphasis on an analysis of the legislative, executive and judicial roles and processes.Loading...
POL121International Relations3The international system is examined from perspectives of the United States, Russia and China. Emphasis is placed upon ideology, national interest, the use of power, international law and organization.Loading...
POL125Comparative Gov't and Politics3Examination of the government and politics of such countries as Great Britain, Mexico, Germany and Russia. Each nation is viewed in terms of its political culture, party system, executive, legislative and legal organization.Loading...
POL129Politics of Terrorism3An interactive course analyzing the philosophy and methodology of prominent extremist groups in the USA and the world. Focus will be on definitions, conditions, media response, and prospects for future terrorist activity. Assessments will be student-centered and emphasize research and composition.Loading...
POL163News Media and Politics3This course will examine the role the news media plays in politics. Focus will be on the relationship among the voting public, the mass media, policy makers and elected officials. The current or most recent election cycle will be assessed. This course is designed for both political science and journalism students. Students may not receive course credit for both POL 163 and JOU 163.Loading...
POL171Intro to Public Administration3Study of the theory and practice of public administration examining alternate organization theories and practices, personnel administration, problems of communications within organizations, and styles of leadership. Course emphasizes the interrelationships of professional and political influences on decision-making.Loading...
POL928Independent Study1 Loading...