POLISCI 5030 3 credits International Relations
The foundations for national power, the causes of conflict in world politics, and the efforts to deal with such conflicts particularly through international organizations.
POLISCI 5320 3 credits Congressional Politics
The powers, functions and processes of Congress; the role of political parties and pressure groups; and the relation of Congress to the other branches of government.
POLISCI 5330 3 credits American Political Parties and Interest Groups
Interest groups and political parties as forces that mold public policy.
POLISCI 5520 3 credits The Judicial Process
The American judicial process, trial and appellate courts as well as the role of the U.S. Supreme Court. A comparison of the Anglo-American judicial system with that of continental Europe.
POLISCI 5730 3 credits Ethnic Rights and Politics
(Offered under ETHNSTDY 5720 and POLISCI 5730.) Changing patterns of ethnic, gender, and race relations; legislative and judicial developments affecting civil rights; political movements; political, social, and economic discrimination; judicial system and legal protection for civil rights. Women and other minorities.
POLISCI 5830 3 credits Civil Liberties
Law and power and their abuses; law and power in relation to war on crime, deviance, freedom of religion, expression, and civil disobedience; criminal and civil cases; group action.
POLISCI 6420 3 credits Constitutional Law
Constitutional law and political process, judicial review, civil liberties, rights and responsibilities, the role of the Supreme Court in the educational environment and student rights. (Available on campus only.)
POLISCI 6720 1-3 credits Study and Research in Political Science
Supervised individual or team study and investigation of a selected topic.
POLISCI 6760 1-3 credits Seminar in Selected Topics in Political Science
Presentation of a selected topic normally not of a permanent nature or suitable for a regular course. Besides regular class presentations by students and examinations, a term paper is required.