Focuses on student-developed research projects that utilize the scientific method and the collection and analysis of quantitative data, especially public opinion polls. The use of computers and statistics in political science research emphasized. Prerequisites: C or better in POSC 101 or 103, sophomore standing or above. Three hours lecture, one two-hour laboratory per week.
POSC 311 COMP GOV OF DEV NAT (Fall 2019)
Comparative study of the historical backgrounds, ideological foundations, leadership, opposition groups, political processes and current issues in the governmental systems of selected developing countries. Prerequisite: C or better in POSC 101 or 103 or 210. Three hours per week with enhancement.
POSC 480 STUDIES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (Fall 2019)
Intensive study of a specialized area of inquiry within the major subfields of political science: American government, international relations, comparative government, political theory and public policy. May be taken twice under different subtitles recorded with the registrar. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: C or better in POSC 101 or 103, junior standing or above. Three hours per week plus enhancement.