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Political Science

Professors: Edwin Dover, Mark Henkels

Assistant professor: Mary Pettenger

 

Mission

To serve students through teaching and mentoring, serve society through research, public outreach and activities, and serve the university through collegial participation in all aspects of the community.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand key concepts in politics and public service.
  2. Apply analytical approaches to political problems.
  3. Gain practical experience through research, public outreach and advocacy, and participation in campus leadership.

Political Science major (72 credits)

PS 201 American National Government (3)

PS 202 State and Local Government (3)

PS 203 International Relations (3)

PS 350 Introduction to Public Policy (3)

PS 351 Introduction to Public Administration (3)

PS 352 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)

Choose two in International Relations and Comparative Politics: (3)

PS 460 Governments and Politics of Asia

PS 461 Politics and Governments of Post- Communist States

PS 462 Politics and Governments of Europe

PS 463 Governments and Politics of Developing States

PS 477 International Environmental Politics

PS 478 Political Fiction and Film

PS 481 International Law

PS 492 Ideologies of the 21st Century

PS 493 International Organizations

PS 497 American Foreign Relations

(depending on content, PS 199, 399, 406, 407, 409, 410)

 

Choose two in Administration and Political Processes: (3)

PS 325 Democracy in Theory and Practice

PS 414 Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Elections

PS 415 Politics and Psychology

PS 416 Politics and Communication

PS 419 American Presidential Elections

PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

PS 454 Public Personnel Administration

PS 466 Governmental Budgeting

PS 469 Congress and the Presidency

PS 490 Community Politics

PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations

(depending on content, PS 199, 399, 406, 407, 409, 410)

 

Choose two in Public Policy and Law: (3)

PS 423 Issues in National Policy

PS 424 Policy Making in the States

PS 430 Aging Society

PS 435 Women and Politics

PS 436 Gender and Politics

PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis

PS 446 Land Resource Politics and Policy

PS 447 Environmental Politics and Policy

PS 449 Environmental Values and Political Action

PS 479 Constitutional Law

PS 480 Administrative Law

PS 484 American Jurisprudence

PS 485 Legal Reasoning and Writing

(depending on content, PS 199, 399, 406, 407, 409, 410)

Electives in Political Science (12)

Electives in Social Science/Political Science (24)

 

Note: For the B.S. degree in Political Science, students may take any combination of Math/Computer Science/Statistics courses as long as it includes at least one Math course beyond MTH 105 and one Computer Science course beyond CS 101.

 

Political Science minor (27 credits)

PS 201 American National Government (3)

PS 202 State and Local Government (3)

PS 203 International Relations (3)

PS 350 Introduction to Public Policy (3)

PS 351 Introduction to Public Administration (3)

PS 352 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)

Upper-division electives in Political Science (9)

 

 

 

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