PLSC 1: American Politics: Principles, Processes, and Powers (offered in fall and spring) (GS) (US)
3 Credits | Dr. Nicholas Pyeatt | MWF 11:15-12:05 and MWF 12:20-1:10
This course examines the American democracy by looking at the dynamic interaction between the founding ideals of the United States government, the institutions established by the Constitution, and the ongoing contest for power within and through those institutions.
PLSC 3: Comparing Politics around the Globe (offered in fall and spring) (IL) (GS)
3 Credits | Dr. Matt Evans | TTH 10:35-11:50
This course examines the variety of ways that people seek and wield power around the world.
PLSC 14: International Relations (offered in fall and spring) (IL) (GS)
3 Credits | Dr. Pamela Blackmon | MWF 10:10-11:00
International Relations is a course designed to provide students with a basic understanding of international issues.
PLSC 17N: Introduction to Political Theory (offered in fall and spring) (GH) (GS)
3 Credits | Dr. Dan DiLeo | TTH 9:05-10:20
In this course, we will consider what government should be rather than what is.
PLSC 235: The Politics of the Ecological Crisis (GS)
3 Credits | Dr. Matt Evans | TTH 1:35-2:50
This course examines political issues and actors and how they shape policies that impact the environment.
PLSC 111: Debating the Purpose of Government (GH)
3 Credits | Dr. Dan DiLeo | TTH 1:35-2:50
Although governments must always attend to urgent matters that cannot be put off, government attention is, and perhaps should be, directed as well toward purposes that are of fundamental importance.
PLSC 112N: Ethics in Citizenship, Politics, and Government (GS)
3 Credits | Dr. Dan DiLeo | TTH 10:35-11:50
This course endeavors to arrive at an understanding of ethics in political action.
PLSC 140: Contemporary Controversies in International Relations (offered in spring semesters) (GS)
3 Credits | Dr. Pamela Blackmon | MWF 11:15-12:05
The purpose of this course is to understand various global issues such as international crime, drug trafficking, nuclear weapons, terrorism, and the implications of the US serving as a major power in international relations.
PLSC 461: Politics of the European Union
3 Credits | Dr. Matt Evans | TTH 3:05-4:20
This course reviews the development of the 26 nations of the EU from WWII through the present, with topics including variants in the development of democracy, and economic and social conflicts.
PLSC 480W: Congress and the Presidency
3 Credits | Dr. Nicholas Pyeatt | MWF 10:10-11:00
Basic characteristics and processes of the national legislature and executive; roles and interaction of these institutions in the policy process.