Understanding Politics 1100 ~
An introduction to the basic ideologies, concepts, processes
and institutions of modern government and politics.
Introduction to American Politics 1200
An introductory survey to the institutions and actors, such as
the media, interest groups, political parties, congress and presidency
of contemporary American government and politics.
People and the Environment: Political Science
Perspective 2925 ~
An introduction to political processes and institutions involved
in making environmental policy.
State and Local Politics 3200 ~
Explores critical issues at the sub-national level and the role
and function of state and local governments in the context of
Public Administration 3210 ~
An introduction to the field of public administration. Emphasis
is on the political dimensions of management in the public sector.
Environmental Politics 3230 ~
Surveys the dynamics of the policy process that produce our environmental
policies. An analysis of actors, institutions, and organizations
that shape U.S. environmental law and policy.
Legislative and Executive Relations 3410
Explores the legislative process by analyzing the motives and
evolving legislative styles of legislators in relation to the
evolution and powers of the modern presidency and executive establishment.
Campaigns and Elections 3420 ~
Includes analysis of the congressional and presidential electoral
process, including the role of political parties, interest groups,
and the media.
Political Inquiry 4100 ~
Students will learn the theory and practice of quantitative political
analysis through the completion of original research projects.