POSC 103 INTRO TO AMERICAN PUBLIC POLCY (Spring 2020)
Provides an introduction to the field of public policy analysis within the context of American government and politics. Basic concepts and explanations related to the policy making structures and processes within the federal government of the U.S. are explored, including the Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy and the federal courts. The role played by interest groups, classes, social movements and the media are reviewed and evaluated. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC.
POSC 200 POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES (Spring 2020)
Analysis of political ideologies, emphasizing their role as both justifications for and radical critiques of existing social, economic and political structures and processes. Covers a number of ideologies, including fascism, liberalism, socialism and communism. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
POSC 370 DEMOCRACY (Spring 2020)
Explores both the idea of democracy and its possibilities for realization in human society. Advocates and critics of democracy, both old and contemporary, are examined. Prerequisite: C or better in POSC 101 or 103. Three hours lecture per week with enhancement.