POSC 101-002 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 204-001 TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE Analysis of recent international or national issues which helps students understand the complex contemporary political environment. May be taken twice under different course titles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
POSC 360-001 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Overview of national and global environmental policies in the U.S. Examines individual policies including their content, their adoption, the regulatory process and their effect on environmental quality. Role of the political actors and the political process in environmental policy-making explored. Prerequisite: POSC 101 or 110. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
POSC 490-007 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.
ENVR 300-001 ENVR & SOC: MTHDS & ANALYSIS Provides an overview of methodologies for the study of the interactions between human societies and the environment, with particular attention to the social sciences and history. Focus on the emergence of environmental policy regimes, and public and political discourses surrounding those regimes. Prerequisite: ENVR 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENVR 305-150 TOPICS IN HUMANITIES/SOC SCI Interdisciplinary investigation of a topic in the environmental humanities or social sciences. May be taken three times under different course titles. Prerequisites: ENVR 102 and ENVR 200, 205 or 300. Three hours per week with enhancement.
ENVR 499-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SENIOR SEM Seminar and practicum focused on a local environmental issue. Students will analyze the issue by doing background research and interviewing stakeholders. The seminar will culminate with a formal presentation in which students present their analysis and suggestions. Suggestions will be implemented if time and topic permits. Prerequisite: Junior status and completion of twenty core credits in the Environmental Issues major. Three hours per week with enhancement.