Political Science (PSC)

PSC 101. Introduction to American Politics. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to American Politics surveys the American political system. Basic values, past and current Constitutional issues, government processes and institutions, and citizen rights are discussed in a modern framework. National, state, and local political issues are covered.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

PSC 103. State and Local Politics. 3 Credit Hours.

State and Local Politics is a study of the political patterns of the American states and their formal and informal relationships to local governments. Special emphasis is placed on urban, suburban, and metropolitan politics.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

PSC 104. British Politics and Society. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to some of the main institutions and issues of contemporary British politics and society. Through lectures, videos, text assignments, and field trips, students will explore government in 21st-century Britain.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

PSC 201. International Relations. 3 Credit Hours.

International Relations looks at the politics and policies among nations. Topics discussed include theories of international politics, levels of foreign policy analysis, conflict and peace, terrorism, globalization, international political economy, and the specific foreign policies of great, middle, and small states.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

PSC 205. Constitutional Issues. 3 Credit Hours.

Constitutional Issues covers the concepts of American federalism, civil liberties, civil rights, and the responsibilities of citizenship. Basic values, current constitutional controversies, and citizen rights are discussed in a modern framework with particular emphasis upon important U.S. case law.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

PSC 211. United States Foreign Policy, 1898 to Present. 3 Credit Hours.

Surveying developments from the late nineteenth century to present, United State Foreign Policy explore the historical and theoretical context of how U.S. observers have improvised a national relationship with the world. Topics addressed will include, among other, the origin and aftermath of two world wars, the Cold War and its demise, and the development of security, economic, and humanitarian crises in the post-Cole War Period.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.