Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Political Science - Courses

PSC 100 Enduring Issues in Political Science
Political Science

Introduces political science; focuses on concepts that have been developed over the long tradition of research and that advance our understanding of different features of political life.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics
Political Science

Explores the theory and practice of the American political system; the three government branches, federalism, political parties, groups in the electoral and governmental process, public policy making, and contemporary political problems. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 102 Introduction to International Politics
Political Science

Introduces contemporary and historical international relations; also examines nationalism, imperialism, power diplomacy, and ideological conflict.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 103 Introduction to Comparative Politics
Political Science

Introduces foreign political systems; explores significant political similarities and differences among countries.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 104 Introduction to Political Philosophy
Political Science

Studies recurring themes in political thought, such as justice and equality, using the works of major political philosophers.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 118 Just and Unjust War
Political Science

Examines the ethical restraints on the use of force.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 180 Introduction to Political Behavior
Political Science

Introduces the study of political behavior in the United States: public opinion, political participation and voting behavior.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 200 Empirical Political Science
Political Science

Examines the basis for and methods of empirical political science, and studies empirical hypotheses formulation and testing. Formerly PSC 391.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 215 Law and the Political Process
Political Science

This course provides an introduction to the American legal system. A primary focus is the connection between law and politics. To that end, it examines the nature of judging and judicial decision-making, the organization of the state and federal legal systems, judicial selection, the power and role of the Supreme Court, and the relationship between the courts and the other two branches of government.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 222 Politics and Society
Political Science

Introduces students to classic and contemporary issues and readings in political sociology, centering on the relationship of social and political forces. Draws empirical illustrations and cases from American and other "advanced industrial" societies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 224 Politics and Technology
Political Science

Acquaint students with basic knowledge on how to study the social, political, economic and communicative phenomena occurring within and around the Internet.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 225 Equality and Justice in the United States
Political Science

Examines the conflict between the American people's commitment to equality, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, and its correspondence with economic and racial realities.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 227 Politics and Geography
Political Science

This course introduces students to the interdependence of political life and its geographic context. The interrelationship of politics and geography is explored at the international, national, and local levels.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 229 East Asian Political Economy
Political Science

Explores institutions that operate within and among China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea; also considers the political, social, and economic settings in which international business is transacted in East Asia.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 293 Race and the Law
Political Science

Explores that part of U.S. law that has dealt with the human and civil rights of African Americans (and by implication other racial ethnic groups in U.S. society: Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, etc.)

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 301 Cases in Civil Liberties
Political Science

This course focuses on the opinions of the Supreme Court interpreting the two great clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment: The clauses that prohibit states from denying persons life, liberty or property without due process of law and that compel states to provide the equal protection of the law. The due process and equal protection clauses have given rise to some of the most profound constitutional isses in all of our history. The due process cases touch upon such subjects as economic liberty, and the right to privacy as it relates to abortion, sexual orientation and the right to control the time and manner of one's death. The equal protection cases deal with racial, gender and age discrimination.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 302 Protecting Civil Liberties
Political Science

Focuses on Supreme Court decisions addressing First Amendment rights and the constitutional rights of criminal suspects. Topics to receive treatment include the freedoms of speech, press, religion; separation of church and state; searches and seizures, confessions, the right to counsel, and cruel and unusual punishment.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 303 Constitutional Law
Political Science

Surveys Supreme Court decisions on separation of powers and federalism. Receiving special attention are presidential, congressional, and judicial power, as well as the federal government's power relative to that of the states.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 304 Legislative Politics
Political Science

Studies legislative process in the United States; including organization, internal dynamics, and functioning of legislative bodies; and their relations with the executive and judicial branches and with groups in society.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 305 Judicial Politics
Political Science

This course examines the distinguishing characteristics of the legal process. It treats the adversarial system, the nature of law, the character of legal reasoning, the system of precedent, law school education, judicial policy-making, and the limits and nature of judicial power. It seeks to examine the unique characteristics of the judicial process, contrast those characteristics with those found in the legislative and executive processes, and explores how the process of judicial decision-making influences what courts do and the power they wield.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 306 The American Presidency
Political Science

Explores the presidency's role in the politics and policy process of the United States, including growth, scope, and limits of presidential power.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 307 Political Parties
Political Science

Analyzes structures, functions, and roles of political parties in American government and politics, as well as internal dynamics and citizen identification with parties and politics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 308 Organizational Theory in Political Institutions
Political Science

Considers basic theories about organizations, their structure, and their behavior (both the organization and its members). Applies these theories to a number of institutions in American politics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 309 American Federalism
Political Science

Examines political relationships and policy outcomes associated with the changing nature of the federal system and intergovernmental relations over the past fifty years.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 310 Public Administration
Political Science

Explores structures and functions of public bureaucracies, including civil servants' behavior and political control of administrative behavior.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 311 State Politics
Political Science

Reviews significant political institutions, processes, and problems in the fifty states.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 312 Urban Politics
Political Science

Considers social and historical patterns underlying the organization of power in American municipalities, and the means by which power is brought to bear upon the problems of the city.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 313 Elections and Voting Behavior
Political Science

Examines individual and contextual influences on voting behavior in the United States.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 314 Public Policy Making
Political Science

Examines dynamics of the policy process in the United States, including agenda-setting, formulation, and implementation. Case studies in substantive policy areas illustrate these processes.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 315 American Political Economy
Political Science

Considers the relationship between the political system and the economic system, including the nature of American capitalism, government regulation of the economy, the role of economic factors in the political system, and selected economic problems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 316 Politics of Political Choice
Political Science

Considers choices made in the political arena. Also examines the scientific study of politics, including the development and appropriateness of theories and models to political behavior.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 317 Environmental Politics
Political Science

Present ecological crisis; adaptations which society must make in its political system to deal with resulting problems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 319 Media in American Politics
Political Science

Reviews the historical context of the mass media in American politics, legal issues surrounding freedom of speech and press, the production of news, the media's role in campaigns and elections, the media as a political institution that interacts with the three branches of government, citizen response to news coverage of politics, and the cultural impact of daily media fare.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 320 Public Opinion
Political Science

Examines both micro and macro American political opinion. The course examines influences on the development and chage of political attitudes toward and beliefs about political institutions, processes, issues and leaders and the impact of public opinion on representativ government.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 324 Politics of Housing
Political Science

Development of housing policy in the U.S.; growth of federal housing programs since the National Housing Act of 1937; role played by local governments and the housing industry in making use of such programs; achievements of programs in public housing, urban renewal, model cities, and housing subsidies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 326 War and International Security
Political Science

Examines the general determinants of war and conflict around the world and over time. The course discusses the impact of power, economics, international organizations, and nuclear weapons on the likelihood of international war.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 327 The Cold War and After
Political Science

Reassesses the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, from the Bolshevik revolution until the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 328 Intl Political Economy
Political Science

Explores American foreign economic relations; American trade, aid, and investment relations; and the American role in the international economic system.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 329 US-Latin American Relations
Political Science

Intergovernmental relations in the Western Hemisphere: relations between Latin American nations and the U.S.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 330 International Relations Problems
Political Science

Examines selected questions regarding international conflict and cooperation.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 332 International Organizations
Political Science

Examines the United Nations, specialized agencies, and other intergovernmental organizations in peacekeeping, economic development, and social welfare; also studies regional integration.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 333 International Relations Theory
Political Science

Introduces international relations theory, including the nature of the international system, alliances, nuclear strategy, negotiation, and decision making within governments.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 335 American Foreign Policy
Political Science

Examines American foreign policy, particularly since World War II.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 336 Russian Foreign Policy
Political Science

Studies continuity and change in Russian foreign policy, forces motivating Russian behavior in world affairs, and selected problems of Russian foreign policy.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 337 Chinese Foreign Policy
Political Science

Study of the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China. The historical background and specific issues such as China and the U.S., China and the Third World, and China and Russia are examined.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 338 Comparative Foreign Policy
Political Science

Reviews theoretical approaches in explaining foreign policy making, with selected case studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 339 International Law
Political Science

Examines the existing body of international law and the functions that international law performs.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 340 Politics in Western Europe
Political Science

Considers governmental institutions and political processes in major Western European nations.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 341 Political Regime Change
Political Science

Explores both violent and peaceful transitions within political systems; examines theories and selected cases.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 342 Politics of Developing Nations
Political Science

Comparatively analyzes political institutions, processes, and behavior in developing nations.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 343 The Politics of Domestic Unrest
Political Science

This course examines theories of violent political upheaval, and it assesses the applicability of these theories to historical case studies. Civil war and revolution have become the primary forms of mass organized violence in the international system. We will therefore seek to understand why these events occur, what consequences are wrought by them, and how the international community may respond in terms of conflict resolution. The approach will focus on explaining the onset of civil wars by focusing on the characteristics of countries that tend to be vulnerable to civil unrest. In addition, the course will provide a theoretical understanding for why civil wars last as long as they do and the means by which civil wars end. Furthermore, we will explore explanations of various issues associated with severe unrest and the perpetuation of civil war including political violence, genocide, child soldiering, and sexual violence. In particular, the course will attempt to highlight rational explanations for these phenomena as elements of the combatants' warfare tactics. We will seek to understand the characteristics of conflict environments, the options available to government forces and rebel organizations, and the circumstances surrounding the use of these war tactics in order to explain their use. Thus we will seek to provide a rationale for extreme behaviors that are common during periods of domestic instability.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 344 Presidential Campaigns
Political Science

Investigates the fundamental characteristics and regularities in American political campaigns and how they affect elections and, thereby, popular control of government. Focuses to a great degree on presidential election campaigns, but also examines campaigns for Congress and state offices, as well as campaigning in primary elections.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 345 Canadian Politics
Political Science

Explores the politics and government of America's largest trading partner and neighbor to the north. Gives primary attention to Canadian politics and institutions, but also makes some comparisons with the United States.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 346 Individuals and World Politics
Political Science

Surveys international politics from the individual decision maker's vantage point.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 350 Politics of Post-Soviet States
Political Science

Introduces political processes and institutions of government in the former U.S.S.R and its successor states from 1917 to present.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 351 Politics of Eastern European Nations
Political Science

Examines countries of Eastern Europe, excluding the former states of the Soviet Union

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 355 Asian Politics
Political Science

Explores contemporary political development in Asian countries, emphasizing Chinese and Japanese politics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 371 Middle Eastern Politics
Political Science

Introduces students to the politics of the Middle East with regard to political issues currently facing the region.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 372 Latin American Politics
Political Science

Explores political development patterns resulting from structural aspects of Latin American societies; also studies social stratification, political and governmental structures, and patterns of dependency; considers case studies of selected Latin American countries.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 373 International Futures
Political Science

Introduces students to a range of ways by which analysts have tried to think about and study the future.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 376 Money in Politics
Political Science

Investigates how political campaigns have been funded and explores the impact of campaign financing on election outcomes and on the behavior of elected officials in making public policy decisions.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 378 Politics of Gender
Political Science

Investigates the connections between American politics, sex, and gender. Includes discussions of the women's movement, feminist theory, the Equal Rights Amendment, women voters and candidates, and the politics of abortion.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 379 Racial and Ethnic Politics
Political Science

Examines the importance of race and ethnicity to American politics including topics such as: historical inequalities, immigration, public opinion, racial gerrymandering, party identification and voting behavior in national and local elections.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 380 Classical and Medieval Political Philosophy
Political Science

Examines major contributions to political philosophy from Plato and Aristotle to Machiavelli.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 382 Machiavelli to Marx Political Philosophy
Political Science

Studies political philosophy from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 383 Twentieth-Century Political Philosophy
Political Science

Studies the treatment of selected major problems of political philosophy by contemporary thinkers.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 384 American Political Principles
Political Science

This course examines the fundamental American political principles. These include the individual freedoms of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and the equality of individuals before the law. These also include the promotion of the public interest in providing for domestic tranquility, the general welfare, and the common defense through the rule of law formulated and enforced by a limited government based on the democratic consent of the governed through free, fair, and frequent elections.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 391 Special Topics in International Relations
Political Science

Content varies by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 392 Political Analysis Lab
Political Science

Introduction to some basic techniques of data collection and analysis in political science; survey research; small group experiments.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 393 Game Theory and Politics
Political Science

Introduces game theoretic and related models in political science, while emphasizing these models' application to international politics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 395 Empirical Democratic Theory
Political Science

This class focuses on key questions related to the empirical study of democratic governments, or aspects thereof.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 401 Advanced Civil Liberties
Political Science

Provides advanced instruction in civil liberties law and can focus on any area of civil liberties. Students will read the decisions of various federal and state courts - not just the U.S. Supreme Court - as well as statutes and other source of law with which they are not familiar. The course has two prerequisites: PSC 301 and PSC 302.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 406 Supreme Court Seminar
Political Science

Enables a select number of upper-class political science and legal studies majors who plan to go to law school to delve deeply into an important issue relating to the supreme court. Provides an opportunity for students to develop legal research and library skills by writing a paper on a subject related to the seminar's main focus.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 408 Basic Statistics for Social Science
Political Science

Introduces statistics and their applications in political science.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 412 Comparative Political Institutions
Political Science

Focuses on institutions and their relationship to political behaviors by elites and masses, as well as their connection to policy outcomes. Examines how institutions such as presidential systems, parliamentary systems, executive powers, electoral rules, and legislative structures such as committees influence political actors' strategies. Executive-legislative relations and their effects on policy will occupies a central role. Examines states both in the developed and developing world.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 413 Comparative Political Economy
Political Science

Introduces comparitive political economy, and the comparative politics of domestic economic policies. Topics include market reforms in developed, developing, and postsocialist countries, varieties of welfare capitalism, varieties of democratic institutions and their effects on economic policies, and more. Some background in economics is helpful.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 418 The International System
Political Science

Considers the international system's evolution from the late 19th century to the present. Uses diplomatic history and contemporary international affairs as a "laboratory" for testing various theories about international politics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 419 International Crisis Seminar
Political Science

An advanced topic intended for juniors and seniors who have a strong interest in the field of international relations. Provides an opportunity for students to develop research and library skills by writing a paper on a subject related to the seminar's main focus.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 420 Comparing Political Parties
Political Science

Examines internal organization, functions, and impact of political parties from a comparative perspective.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 421 Comparative Bureaucracies
Political Science

Explores classic theories of bureaucracy from Marx to Weber, and the theory and practice of bureaucracy in various sociocultural settings.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 430 Human Rights
Political Science

Examines the development, primarily since World War II, of international systems for the promotion and protection of human rights.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 436 Citizen Participation
Political Science

Considers individual political behavior patterns in selected countries, and explores differences and similarities across nations in voting behavior and public opinion.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 438 Civil-Military Relations
Political Science

Examines the armed forces' involvement in political affairs, civilian control of the military, causes and effects of military seizures of control, and the importance of coercion within the political process.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 470 Legal Political Theory
Political Science

Considers the structure of laws in general, the question of sanctions, and the relation of justice to law.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 480 Advanced Constitutional Law
Political Science

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: P re-requiste- PSC 303


PSC 490 Honors Seminar
Political Science

Examination of the political science discipline. Focus will be on the range of contemporary practice and on unresolved controversies. Students will submit proposals for the senior year honors thesis.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 492 Pre-Law Honors Seminar
Political Science

Enables upper-class political science and legal studies majors who plan to go to law school to delve deeply into an important issue in the American legal system. It provides an opportunity for students to read cases and secondary literature on the selected topic, and develop legal research and library skills by writing a paper on a subject related to the seminar's main topic.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 495 Senior Seminar
Political Science

The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 496 Political Science Internship
Political Science

Community Internship Program - Involves service with state legislators from the area, city or county government, or various public agencies. Work includes policy research, drafting legislation, field investigations, program evaluations, and contacts with other organizations. Washington Semester Internship Program - Involves a semester placement in Washington under the direction of a SUNY Brockport Program Officer. Participation includes an internship, a research seminar, and a research paper. NYS Legislative Internship Program - Involves semester placement in the Albany office of a state senate or assembly member; requires forty-plus-hour weeks as legislative assistants under a professional staff member's guidance. Also requires special readings, weekly seminar, short reports, and a major research paper, under the direction of SUNY faculty-in-residence.

Credits: 1-16
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PSC 497 Honors Thesis
Political Science

Involves supervised independent study leading to the submission of an honors thesis. Requires permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PSC 499 Independent Study
Political Science

Requires permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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