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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Study and Research in Political Science
- Supervised individual or team study and investigation of a selected topic.
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
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.