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  • Political Science (POLI) 1

    POLITICAL SCIENCE (POLI)POLI 110 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENTShort Title: AP/OTH CREDIT AMER GOVERNMENTDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: TransferCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: This course provides credit for students who havesuccessfully completed approved examinations, such as AdvancedPlacement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hoursrequired for graduation.

    POLI 112 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENTShort Title: AP/OTH CREDIT COMPAR GOVERNMNTDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: TransferCredit Hours: 3Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: This course provides credit for students who havesuccessfully completed approved examinations, such as AdvancedPlacement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hoursrequired for graduation.

    POLI 209 - INTRODUCTION TO CONSTITUTIONALISM AND MODERNPOLITICAL THOUGHTShort Title: INTRO TO CONST & POLI THOUGHTDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureDistribution Group: Distribution Group IICredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: Study of constitutionalism and authoritarianism fromMachiavelli to Marx. Includes an introduction to contemporary ideologies.With POLI210 meets state professional requirements for teachers.

    POLI 210 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICSShort Title: AMERICAN GOVT AND POLITICSDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureDistribution Group: Distribution Group IICredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: Major topics in American politics: public opinion, grouppolitics, political parties, elections, congressional-presidential-bureaucratic politics, and judicial politics. Together with POLI209 meetsstate professional requirements for teachers.

    POLI 211 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSShort Title: INTRO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureDistribution Group: Distribution Group IICredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: An introduction to the study of international relations. Thecourse examines topics including the causes of war, political dimensionsof the international economy, the role of international organizations, andcooperation to address contemporary global challenges.

    POLI 212 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICSShort Title: INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICSDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureDistribution Group: Distribution Group IICredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: An examination of political institutions and behavior inselected democratic and authoritarian countries. Examples will includewealthy as well as developing countries. One recurring theme will be theconditions under which democracy emerges and survives.

    POLI 238 - SPECIAL TOPICSShort Title: SPECIAL TOPICSDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 1-4Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contactdepartment for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

    POLI 250 - SEX, MONEY, AND POWER AROUND THE WORLDShort Title: SEX, MONEY, AND POWERDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: An interdisciplinary course exploring lives and well-beingin the context of gendered international and domestic politics andeconomic processes. Emphasis on the implications of power relations atlevels from the household to the global for women and men around theworld (with particular attention to Asia). Cross-list: ASIA251, SWGS250.

  • 2 Political Science (POLI)

    POLI 260 - ADVOCATING FOR IDEAS TO CHANGE THE WORLDShort Title: ADVOCATING FOR CHANGEDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-LevelDescription: Advocating for change is an experiential learning course thatteaches students how to engage in issue advocacy as a method of socialchange. Students work in teams with faculty mentors to develop andimplement an advocacy plan for a particular cause or policy of interest.

    POLI 301 - STATE POLITICSShort Title: STATE POLITICSDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: This course comparatively examines state governments andpolitical institutions in the U.S. states. We will also focus on how statepolitical institutions and organizations influence the creation, adoption,and implementation of public policy.

    POLI 305 - DIRECTED READING IShort Title: DIRECTED READING IDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: Independent StudyCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: Independent reading under the supervision of a memberof the department. Open to junior majors in the honors program and toothers in special cases with the permission of the instructor. InstructorPermission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

    POLI 306 - DIRECTED READING IIShort Title: DIRECTED READING IIDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: Independent StudyCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: See POLI305. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatablefor Credit.

    POLI 307 - POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP IShort Title: POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP IDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: Internship/PracticumCredit Hours: 2Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: This course is the in-class component of the political scienceinternship program. Students will read both a common set of materialsand a set that is oriented to their forthcoming internship. A final paper isrequired. Instructor Permission Required.

    POLI 308 - POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP IIShort Title: POLI SCIENCE INTERNSHIP IIDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: Internship/PracticumCredit Hours: 1-2Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelPrerequisite(s): POLI307Description: This course is the work component of the political scienceinternship program. Students will be required to submit weekly progressreports and a final portfolio. Instructor Permission Required.

    POLI 310 - THE BIOLOGY OF POLIITICSShort Title: THE BIOLOGY OF POLITICSDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: This course is an interdisciplinary survey of the role thathuman biology plays in our political behavior. The biology covered rangesfrom genes to neural structures to neuro-chemistry, while the politicalbehavior covered ranges from levels of participation to political beliefs toleft/right ideology.

    POLI 315 - ELECTIONS AND VOTING BEHAVIORShort Title: ELECTIONS AND VOTING BEHAVIORDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: Exploration of voting behavior and elections. Includesconsideration of both individual level behavior and aggregate levelpatterns of election results.

    POLI 317 - THE CONGRESSShort Title: THE CONGRESSDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: Examines the role of Congress in the American politicalsystem. Attention is given to the historical development of Congress,the current status of the Congress, and the functions of Congress in theAmerican political system.

    POLI 318 - THE PRESIDENCYShort Title: THE PRESIDENCYDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 3Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: Analysis of presidential powers and behavior in the contextof legal, electoral, personal, and other forces that shape and limit theactions of the President.

  • Political Science (POLI) 3

    POLI 320 - THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCEShort Title: LEGAL FRMWK RELI TOLERANCEDepartment: Political ScienceGrade Mode: Standard LetterCourse Type: LectureCredit Hours: 2Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-LevelDescription: The American Constitution embodies a complex experimentin religious tolerance, including the promise of "free exercise of religion"and the prohibition of laws "respecting an establishment of religion."In this class we will primarily seek a critical understanding of ourtolerance-rich legal invocations of religious freedom and addressfundamental issues such as how can we distinguish "religious" actionsand commitments from other morally important beliefs and activit