PS201 American Government: Political Institutions

3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)  An introduction to American political institutions, processes and ideology, in relation to politics and public policy.

PS202 American Government: Policy Issues

3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course continues the study of civil liberties and practical application of powers of the federal government to society's problems. Current issues in American politics and the application of federal government powers to society's problems will be addressed.

PS203 Local Politics and Government

3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course introduces the student to United States state and local governments with comparative political behavior in states and communities. The course defines and discusses the political and institutional processes by which state and local governments make policy and law. The course also examines the role of state and local governments within the federal system of government.

PS205 International Relations: US Foreign Policy in the 20th Century

3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk) The course focuses on the development of US Foreign Policy within the 20th Century, with an emphasis on past precedents, new challenges, and how America’s increasing economic interconnectedness with our neighbors has changed our policies. The course uses the World Wars and the Cold War as major events which have shaped American foreign policy and continues to do so.

PS280 Field Experience

1-6 credits  (3-18 lab hrs/wk) This course offers career exploration and workplace experience within a widely defined number of supervised settings which will provide professional experience in the field of Political Science, political organizing, and campaigning. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.