POSC 110-002 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVT Comprehensive examination of the American political process which analyzes the role of the Constitution, the organization and function of the presidency, Congress, Supreme Court, political parties and interest groups and the distribution of power within American society. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
POSC 230-001 JUDICIAL PROC&POL Examines the structure and role of courts in the American political process. State and federal court systems and the role of judges are explored. Emphasis is on how courts function within the legal and political environment while acting as policy makers. Three hours per week.
POSC 330-001 AMER CONSTITUTIONAL GOV Study of the principles, nature and meaning of the U.S. Constitution as determined by the holdings and opinion of the Supreme Court. Emphasis on the historical development of the Constitution and a study and analysis of the U.S. court system, judicial review, separation of powers, commerce powers and powers of Congress and the president. Prerequisite: POSC 101 or 110. Three hours per week with enhancement.
POSC 101-003 INTRO TO POLITICS & GOVT Introduction to the study of political science that discusses the nature of politics, the role of government in society and the processes involved in the governing of humans. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
POSC 450-001 CIVIL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES Explores civil rights and liberties of the individual under the United States constitution, including freedom of religion, speech, press, right to privacy, and race and sex discrimination. Prerequisite: POSC 101 or 110. Three hours lecture per week with enhancement.
POSC 490-001 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH Advanced students pursue their own research project under the direction of a faculty member, or assist a faculty member in a research project. Involves in-depth reading program or the collection and analysis of data from primary sources. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with faculty approval; credit beyond three hours requires approval of the department chair.