Political Science

POLS-Y 101 Introduction to Political Science (3 cr.)   For any student interested in better understanding the political world in which we live. The course explains some fundamental political concepts such as power, conflict, authority, and governments. It may also include an overview of the major subfields of political science: comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and public policy.

POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)   Introduction to the nature of government and the dynamics of American politics. Origin and nature of the American federal system and its political party base. PUL=3

POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)   Introduction to the nature of government and the dynamics of American politics. Origin and nature of the American federal system and its political party base.

POLS-Y 213 Introduction to Public Policy (3 cr.)   Studies the processes and institutions involved in the formation of public policy with particular reference to the United States. The course will identify key policy actors, analyze the process of policy making, and critically assess selected policy issues (such as foreign, defense, economic, welfare, and environmental policy).

POLS-Y 324 Women and Politics (3 cr.)   Women and Politics (3 cr). Analysis of women in contemporary political systems, domestic or foreign, with emphasis on political rules, participation, and public policy.  Normative or empirical examination of how political systems affect women and the impact women have on the system(s).

POLS-Y 360 U.S. Foreign Policy (3 cr.)   Analysis of institutions and processes involved in the formation and implementation of American foreign policy. Emphasis is on post–World War II policies. PUL=3