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 9:05-12:20 and TTH 1:35-2:50
In this course, we will consider what government should be rather than what is.
PLSC 135 The Politics of the Ecological Crisis (GS)
3 Credits | Dr. Matt Evans | TTH 1:35-2:50
This course examines the political issues and most important actors affecting policies that impact on the environment.
PLSC 112 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 183N The Cold War in Literature, Politics and Film (offered in spring semesters) (GS) (GH)
3 Credits | Dr. Pamela Blackmon | MWF 11:15-12:05
This course analyzes the Cold War (the conflict between the US and the Soviet Union) through an understanding of the Soviet system, the Cuban Missile Crisis and various films using actual footage of important time periods.
PLSC 467 International Relations of the Middle East
3 Credits | Dr. Matt Evans | TTH 3:05-4:20
The international relations of the Middle East, stressing national security policies of regional and outside actors, and major contemporary conflicts.
PLSC 427 Political Opinion
3 Credits | Dr. Nicholas Pyeatt | MWF 10:10-11:00
This course will examine public opinion in a number of areas of political interest including: theories of attitude formation and change, survey methodology, and the link between public opinion and policy and the specific issue attitudes of the public on key issues. Prerequisite: PL SC001