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.
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.
POLISCI 7980 1-4 credits Independent Study in Political Science
The amount of graduate credit applied toward a master’s degree may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the student’s advisor, the program head, and the Dean of The School of Graduate Studies. Approval must be secured before independent study courses begin. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration an approved independent study proposal form. This form must be signed by the instructor conducting the independent study, the department chairperson, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and the student. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper. Students enrolling for independent study may obtain an independent study proposal form and instruction sheet from the School of Graduate Studies Office online at www.uwplatt.edu/gradstudies/independentstudy.html. A student may register for more than the maximum number of independent study credits allowed by a subject area. However, the student may only apply the maximum number of independent study credits allowed by a subject area toward a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.