POLISCI 1130 3 credits Introduction to Politics
A survey of the principles of political analysis, covering topics such as the nature of politics, the political experience, decision-making, traditions of politics and comparative political systems.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
POLISCI 1230 3 credits Introduction to American Government
Origin and nature of American federal system, federal and state constitutions, electoral process, structure and functions of federal, state and local government, and individual rights and civil liberties.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
POLISCI 1330 3 credits International Relations
The foundations of national power, the causes of conflict in world politics, and the efforts to deal with such conflicts particularly through international organizations.
Components: Lecture
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
POLISCI 1430 3 credits Current Issues and Democracy
Discussion of the issues of major conflict, the essence of democracy, the nature of technological democracy and its future.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
POLISCI 1530 3 credits Introduction to Public Policy
A survey and review of government public policy and public policy making. Investigation, differing explanations and alternative arguments about what government should and should not do including consideration of various public policies.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
POLISCI 2430 3 credits Comparative Politics
Non-American political systems and experiences of countries coping with political change; studies of models of values, stereotypes, incentives and sanctions within the network of interdependent elements that create a sense of publicness and authority.
Components: Lecture
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1130 or POLISCI 1230
POLISCI 2940 3 credits The Political Economy of Race, Gender and Ethnicity
This course uses economic principles to analyze salient issues involving people of color, women, and ethnic minorities. The focus is interdisciplinary, drawing from the fields of business and political science, and others. Analysis occurs within the contextual framework provided by guest presenters having expertise in areas of race and ethnic studies and women's studies. Pertinent principles and concepts are used to analyze causes and effects of the changing composition of U.S. families, to examine the nature and extent of discrimination within the U.S. economy, and to understand why issues involving race, ethnicity, and gender are of concern to us both individually and collectively. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ECONOMIC 2940, ETHNSTDY 2940
GE: Ethnic and Gender, Social Sciences
POLISCI 3230 3 credits Introduction to Public Administration
The role of administration in modern American government, its basic characteristics and the problems of making it efficient and holding it responsible.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1130 or POLISCI 1230
POLISCI 3320 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.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1230
POLISCI 3330 3 credits American Political Parties and Interest Groups
Interest groups and political parties as forces that mold public policy.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1230
POLISCI 3340 3 credits Modern Japan
Social, cultural, and political history of Modern Japan from the 17th century to the present.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: HISTORY 3950
GE: Historical Perspective, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: HISTORY 1020 or consent of instructor
POLISCI 3350 3 credits Modern China
Social, cultural, and political history of Modern China from the 19th century to the present.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: HISTORY 3970
GE: Historical Perspective, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: HISTORY 1020 or consent of instructor
POLISCI 3520 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.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1230
POLISCI 3530 3 credits State and Local Government
Structure and functions of state and local government, implementation of public policy, governmental agencies and administrative services, and city-suburban and metropolitan issues. Special attention is given to the political and policy effects of the dynamic changes taking place in the urban centers in Wisconsin as well as in the neighboring states.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
POLISCI 3610 3 credits British Isles to 1714
The political evolution of the English state and the national development and interactions of the English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh peoples from their origins to 1714.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: HISTORY 3610
GE: Historical Perspective
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: HISTORY 1010 or HISTORY 1020 or consent of instructor
POLISCI 3620 3 credits British Isles since 1714
The political evolution of the British state and the national development and interactions of the English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh peoples from 1714 until the present.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: HISTORY 3620
GE: Historical Perspective
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: HISTORY 1010 or HISTORY 1020 or consent of instructor
POLISCI 3650 3 credits Political Theory
The major contributions of Western normative political theory that underlie contemporary notions of power and political relationships.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1130
POLISCI 3720 3 credits Politics of the Global Economy
An analysis of the operation and powers of multinational corporations, their methods of influencing the electoral process, the legislative and executive branches in the United States and abroad; their future role in world economy and politics and development of the Third World countries.
Components: Lecture
GE: International Education, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: junior standing
POLISCI 3730 3 credits Ethnic Rights and Politics
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.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ETHNSTDY 3720
GE: Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1230 or consent of instructor
POLISCI 3750 3 credits International Human Rights
This course examines the subject of international human rights primarily in the post-1945 era. The course involves the examination, analysis and discussion of major theories, legal norms, criminal procedures and state and international diplomacy in the human rights field. The course integrates theory and praxis with the case study method.
Components: Lecture
GE: Historical Perspective, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 133
POLISCI 3830 3 credits Civil Liberties
Law and power and their abuses; law and power in relation to war on crime, deviance, freedom of religion, freedom of expression and civil disobedience; criminal and civil cases, group action.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1230
POLISCI 4120 3 credits Modern Russia
Political, social, economic, and cultural history of North Central Asia from the middle of the nineteenth century until the present time, with particular attention to Russian civilization, and the political evolution from Russian empire, to Soviet partocracy, to presidential republic.
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: HISTORY 4120
GE: Historical Perspective, International Education
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: HISTORY 1020 or consent of instructor
POLISCI 4420 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.
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: POLISCI 1130 or POLISCI 1230
POLISCI 4660 1 - 8 credits Cooperative Field Experience
Enhancement of the educational experience through placement of a student with a cooperating agency, business, industry or institution. The nature of the assignment, type of experience, number of credits and evaluation procedure to be stipulated in a statement of agreement (learning contract) between the student and department.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: junior standing
POLISCI 4720 1 - 3 credits Study and Research in Political Science
Supervised individual or team study and investigation of a selected topic.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing with at least 15 credit hours completed in political science
POLISCI 4730 1 - 3 credits Trial Advocacy
Students prepare both sides of a civil or criminal case for trial playing attorney and witness roles. Knowledge of courtroom procedure and rules of evidence along with skills of teamwork, critical and analytical thinking, and persuasive public speaking are applied.
Components: Lecture
POLISCI 4760 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.
Components: Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing