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Political Science (POLS)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1000. American and Wyoming Government. 3. [V1<>V] Introduction to the Constitutions and governmental processes of the U.S. and Wyoming. (Offered each semester)

1100. Wyoming Government. 1. Introduction to the Constitution and governmental process of Wyoming. Intended for students who have earned credit for American Government at an out-of-state college or by Advance Placement but have not fulfilled the Wyoming Constitution requirement of University Studies.

1111. Issues in Political Science. 1-3 (Max. 3). [(none)<>I, L] Introduces students to Political Science through a study of a contemporary issue or problem from the perspectives of the various subfields.

1200. Non-Western Political Cultures. 3. [C2, G1<>CS, G] Gives students appreciation of non-western political cultures and how these cultures have created different political institutions and practices. Non-Western nations of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East are used as case studies. Cross listed with INST 1200. (Offered each semester)

2000. Current Issues in American Government. 3. [C2<>CS] Examines current political topics in the U.S. Focuses on key public policy problems, policy-making process and the final policy choice. Students must keep abreast of political events on daily basis and apply basic concepts in American government to current affairs. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

2070. Politics of State and Local Government. 3. [C2<>(none)] Studies politics, organizations, structures and processes of American state and local governments. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

2200. Politics of Europe and the European Union. 3. [C2, G1, W2<>(none)] Examines formal and informal aspects of politics in European Countries and the European Union.

2290. Governments and Politics of Latin America. 3. Studies chief cultural and historical factors influencing Latin American political process. Surveys major institutions and political patterns of the region.

2300. World Politics in the Post-Cold War Era. 3. [G1<>G] Examines changes that have taken place since the end of the Cold War in perspectives of major world powers, global and regional power balances, patterns of conflict and cooperation and the structure of the world system. Focuses on what these changes portend for the future. Cross listed with INST 2300.

2310. Introduction to International Relations. 3. [W2<>G] Analyzes nature of international relations, emphasizing various methods of explaining and interpreting international behavior of nation-states. Illustrates contemporary problems of world politics. Cross listed with INST 2310. (Normally offered once a year)

2330. Environmental Ethics. 3. [C1<>(none)] Introduces students to ethical theory in environmental problem cases, and to philosophical issues in environmental philosophy. Ethical theories include natural law, utilitarianism, deontological and rights-based theories, relativism. Topics may include: conservation/preservation, resource management, pollution, overpopulation, factory farming, Leopold's land ethic, deep ecology, holism, eco-feminism. Cross listed with PHIL 2330.

2410. Introduction to Public Administration. 3. Deals with executive branches of governments in the U.S.: national, state and local. Considers organizational, political and policy-making aspects of each. Discusses administration in other forms of government, such as interstate compacts and regional agreements. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

2420. Women and Politics. 3. [C2<>(none)] Describes and compares status and political activity of women in America with those of women and men in other societies in order to explore causes, methods and results of political involvement by women. Cross listed with WMST 2420. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

2430. Parties, Interest Groups and Elections. 3. [C2<>CS] Studies nature and functions of political organizations in American democracy. Discusses origins and evolution of American parties, causes of interest group development, political socialization, political participation and voting behavior, as well as activities of interest groups within American society and political system. Emphasizes current trends regarding role of parties versus interest groups. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

2450. Politics and Media. 3. [C2<>(none)] Examines the media's coverage of current events, governmental institutions and electoral campaigns. Discusses effect of media on individuals' opinions and behavior. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

2460. Introduction to Political Philosophy. 3. Surveys history of Western political thought including study of concepts and approaches to political philosophy. (Offered once a year)

2490. Topics In:__. 1-3 (Max. 6). Accommodates various specialized subjects not offered as regular courses. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

3050. Athenian Democracy. 3. Examines democratic government in ancient Athens:  its origins and development, its practical workings, how politics were conducted and power was gained and exercised, citizen participation, law courts, and evaluations of democracy in the ancient world and since. Cross listed with CLAS/HIST 3050. Prerequisite: WB.

3100 [2100]. Politics and the Judicial Process. 3. Analyzes courts and their personnel in the American political system, including examination of functions of courts, characteristics of judicial process, approaches to the study of judicial behavior, and role of courts as policy makers. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

3200. Comparative Political Cultures. 3. Histories and experiences of various societies have shaped their values, norms, beliefs, expectations and attitudes. Explore how the beliefs, values and lifestyles of various societies shape peoples' views of their place in the politics of the state and of the state's place in their daily lives.  Cross listed with INST 3200.  Prerequisites: 9 hours of INST or POLS.

3220. Government and Politics of Russia and FSU. 3. [C2, G1<>(none)] Examines the political, economic and identity transitions of Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union during the post-communist era. Explores how current challenges relate to past Soviet practices.

3270. Governments and Politics of the Middle East. 3. [G1<>(none)] Acquaints students with basic political, social and economic institutions of Middle Eastern countries. Emphasizes post-World War I developments, contemporary issues and problems. Special attention is given to politics of major nations in the Middle East such as Turkey, Iran, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria.

3300. Model United Nations. 1-3 (Max. 6). Focuses on the United Nations (UN) system and multilateral diplomacy to prepare students to participate in a Model UN simulation. Students learn to evaluate the UN system, learn strategies to address international problems, and develop skills to effectively represent a country in a role-playing exercise. Prerequisite:  9 hours of POLS or INST.

3500. Gender and Society. 3. [C2, W2<>WB] Examines the social construction of gender using interdisciplinary methods of analysis. Generally students will find that the readings and assignments emphasize the importance of denaturalizing the gender stereotypes and norms that impact women's and men's lives. Intersections between gender, race, class, age, and sexual orientation are examined within the context of both American and global cultures. Cross listed with WMST 3500. Prerequisite: WMST 1080 or cross listed equivalent.

3520. Voting and Participation in America. 3. Examines the ways citizens participate in government, including campaigning, donating money, and voting. Topics include mobilization by parties and campaigns, social and demographic differences in participation, explanations of voting behavior, civic responsibility, and the role of participation in a democracy. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

3550. Political Communication. 3. This course examines the intersection of politics and communication. For example, the course may cover politics and media, interpersonal political discussion, organizational and governmental political communication, political campaigns, politics and technology, etc. Moreover, it may cover the effects of political communication on individuals’ opinions and behavior. Cross listed with COJO 3550. Prerequisites: COJO 1000, COJO 1040, or POLS 1000.

3600. American Political Thought. 3. [(none)<>WB] Examines key primary sources and traditions from the founding to present. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

3610. Classics in Environmental Thought. 3. [(none)<>WB] Surveys classic texts in environmental thought from the nineteenth century through the present. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

3620. Environmental Justice. 3. Examines core philosophical understandings of justice and applies them to the environment through a variety of case studies, analytical essays and monographs. Cross-listed with ENR 3620. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

3680 [2020]. Introduction to Empirical Political Analysis. 3. [M3<>(none)] Introduces students to concepts, approaches and methodologies for empirical analysis of political problems. Students gain practical experience in statistical analysis of political data generated through surveys and other research techniques. Prerequisites: STAT 2050, 2070 or equivalent; 9 hours in political science.

4013. Political Geography. 3. Geographic space is subdivided into political units to aid human interaction and to facilitate political processes. Examines the spatial organization of political space and its effects upon political processes at varying geographic scales ranging from the local to international. Dual listed with POLS 5013; cross listed with GEOG 4013. Prerequisite: GEOG 1000 or 1020, or 9 hours of social science.

4051 [4050]. Environmental Politics. 3. [C2, W3<>WC] Analyzes environmentalism as a political phenomenon. Provides students with a basic understanding of how to analyze political issues by: (1) examining the historical and contemporary issues that produce controversy over environmental matters; and (2) surveying the impacts of these issues on the formulation and implementation of laws, policies, and regulations. Cross listed with AMST, ENR, GEOG and REWM 4051. Dual listed with POLS 5051. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

4052. Federal Land Politics. 3. Examines the political forces that have shaped and continue to shape federal land policy and management. Explores the interactions between democratic decision making and science in the management of federal lands. Surveys the sources of controversy over federal land management and methods for harmonizing public demands with technical expertise. Cross listed with AMST/ENR/GEOG/REWM 4052. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

4090. Anglo-American Jurisprudence. 3. Considers topics, such as functions of law in a democratic society; historical origins and growth of the common law as contrasted to the civil (code) law systems; and principal theories of nature and functions of law which have influenced development of English and American legal institutions. Dual listed with POLS 5090. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or philosophy.

4100. Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers. 3. Encompasses case-study analysis of judicial decisions and policies affecting constitutional interrelationships among the three branches of federal government, federal-state relations, as well as powers of the states and federal government in the area of social and economic regulatory laws. Dual listed with POLS 5100. Prerequisites: POLS 1000, POLS 3100 recommended.

4110. Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties and Rights. 3. Encompasses case-study analysis of judicial decisions and policies of the constitutional interpretation of the 1st Amendment (freedom of speech, press, association and religion), privacy rights, the rights of the criminally accused, and civil rights (racial and gender equality). Dual listed with POLS 5110; cross listed with CRMJ 4110. Prerequisites: POLS 1000, POLS 3100 recommended.

4220. European Union. 3. Examines the European Union's history, institutional structures, and policy areas and explores the positive and negative effects of European integration. Dual listed with POLS 5220. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4230. Governments and Politics of Asia. 3. Studies political systems of East Asia. Analyzes impact of social and economic factors upon political institutions. Dual listed with POLS 5230. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

4240. Culture, Society, and Political Economy in East Asia. 3. [C2, G1<>(none)] Discusses how culture, history, social systems and political institutions of East Asian nations have contributed to their political economy of rapid industrialization and social transformation. Dual listed with POLS 5240. Prerequisite: one course in global studies; two courses in political science, international studies, history or sociology.

4255. Politics of Developing Nations. 3. An analysis of the processes of political, economic and social change in the non-Western world. Dual listed with POLS 5255. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

4260. Democratization and Regime Change. 3. Examines the theoretical/empirical research on causes of democratic transition and consolidation, including new waves of democratization and prospects for democratization in other contexts.  Focus is given to a variety of theoretical/methodological perspectives such as the structural, strategic, social/cultural, institutional, and economic approaches. Dual listed with POLS 5260; cross listed with INST 4260. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

4290. Inter-American Relations. 3. [G1<>(none)] Surveys inter-American system and idea of hemispheric unity. Analyzes major issues confronting inter-American community. Dual listed with POLS 5290. Cross listed with INST 4290. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4300. The World System. 3. [G1<>(none)] Analyzes structure of political and economic interdependence among nation-states. Reviews and assesses theoretical approaches to explaining changing structure of inequality, power, war and peace. Dual listed with POLS 5300. Cross listed with INST/SOC 4300. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 or ANTH 1100 or equivalent political science, international studies, or social science course.

4330. American Foreign Relations. 3. Analyzes American foreign policy decision-making process and selected contemporary foreign policy problems. Stresses political and institutional factors, along with analysis of policy options. Dual listed with POLS 5330. Cross listed with INST 4330. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4340. International Organizations. 3. Encompasses development of world organizations, such as League of Nations, United Nations and its affiliate bodies. Also studies regional organizations and private international bodies. Dual listed with POLS 5340. Cross listed with INST 4340. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4350. Sustainable Development and Global Policy. 3. [W3, G1<>(none)] Considers in-depth meaning of "sustainable development" and trade-offs necessary to achieve it. Considers this issue from global perspective through application of theories in economics, political science, international relations, technology studies and ethics. Dual listed with POLS 5350. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science, international studies, or economics.

4360. International Peace and Conflict. 3. Why do nations go to war, engage in atrocities such as genocide, or move toward peace following conflict? Examines underlying processes behind both conflict and peace in the international system, including sources of conflict and ways conflicts might be moved toward sustainable peace. Dual listed with POLS 5360; cross listed with INST 4360. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4375. Transitional Justice. 3. Mechanisms provide accountability for gross human rights violations and acts of mass atrocity within  nations. Case studies are used to examine types of transitional justice interventions; tensions between demands of justice at local, national, and international levels; and transitional justice's role in post-conflict peace-building and reconciliation. Dual listed with POLS 5375; cross listed with INST 4375. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

4400. Black Politics, 1867 to the Present. 3. Afro-American participation in partisan electoral politics in the United States from Reconstruction to the current presidential election. Cross listed with AAST 4400. Prerequisites: AAST 1000, any AAST 2000-level course, or POLS 1000 and junior or senior standing.

4420. Seminar in Public Administration. 3 (Max. 6). Includes reading and research in selected public administration topics. Dual listed with POLS 5420. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science and consent of instructor.

4430. United States Presidency. 3. Analyzes office of president, its roles, development, relationships with other governmental agencies and problems in the contemporary world. Dual listed with POLS 5430. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

4435. Presidential Elections. 3. Examines the process of electing the U.S. president. Topics include the roles of presidential primaries, caucuses, and conventions; campaign strategies; media coverage; citizen participation; the electoral college; and reforms. Dual listed with POLS 5435. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

4510. Seminar in Political Behavior. 3 (Max. 6). Examines behavior of participants in political systems with special emphasis on demographic and other variables and their influence. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science and consent of instructor.

4520. Public Opinion. 3. Deals with natures of a public in democracy and means of forming and manipulating public opinion. Emphasizes role of public opinion as essential ingredient of the policy-making process in popular government. Dual listed with POLS 5520. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

4530. U.S. Congress. 3. Analyzes aspects of the U.S. Congress, including election of congressmen, legislative process, congressional-presidential  relations, and the influence of political parties, interest groups, and constituents on the legislative process. Dual listed with POLS 5530. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

4550. Internship in Government. 1‑6 (Max. 6). Integrates practical political experience with academic knowledge. Students are expected to participate in specifically assigned duties and observe broader activities of the sponsoring organization; then, reflect upon this participation and observation in the form of written assignments. Internship credit can be earned for work in political campaigns, Wyoming Legislature or government services. Offered for S/U only. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

4560. Washington Semester Program. 15. Provides students with paid internships in Washington, D.C., in either congressional offices or federal agencies. Selection into the program is very competitive and is made the semester prior to service. Offered for S/U only. Prerequisites: POLS 1000 and 6 additional hours of political science courses.

4600. Political Violence. 3. Examines causes and consequences of violence both among individuals and among nations. Dual listed with POLS 5600; cross listed with CRMJ 4600. Prerequisites: POLS 1000 or SOC 1000. (Normally offered every other year)

4640. Political Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval. 3. [C1<>(none)] Surveys political philosophy from Classical Greek period to Machiavelli. Dual listed with POLS 5640. Prerequisite: POLS 1000; POLS 2460 or 3600 recommended.

4650. Political Philosophy: Modern. 3. [C1<>(none)] Surveys political philosophy from Machiavelli to present. Dual listed with POLS 5650. Prerequisite: POLS 1000; POLS 2460 or 3600 recommended.

4660. Political Philosophy: Contemporary. 3. Examines central developments in political philosophy that guide action in today's world. Dual listed with POLS 5660. Prerequisite: POLS 1000; POLS 2460 or 3600 recommended.

4685. Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis. 3. Explores techniques for analyzing and evaluating public policy choices and impacts. Dual listed with POLS 5685. Prerequisites: STAT 2050, 2070 or equivalent and an introductory research methods course in a social science or related discipline.

4700. Readings in Political Science. 1‑3 (Max. 6). Outlines special programs of readings in government and politics to meet needs of individual students. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

4710. Topics in _____. 1‑3 (Max. 9). Accommodates various specialized subjects not offered as regular courses. Prerequisites: POLS 1000 and 3 additional hours of political science.

4720. Workshop in Practical Politics. 1‑3 (Max. 6). Familiarizes or strengthens participants in techniques of political effectiveness. Includes political organization, campaigning and persuasion. Guest speakers include public officials and experts in the field of practical politics. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

4810. Seminar in Political Philosophy. 3 (Max. 6). Seminar in Political Philosophy; Encompasses reading and research on selected problems in political philosophy. Dual listed with POLS 5810. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

4840. Seminar in Public Law. 3 (Max. 6). [W3<>(none)] Includes reading and research on selected problems in public law. Prerequisite: POLS 1000, 3100 and consent of instructor.

4850. Seminar in American Politics and Institutions. 3 (Max. 6). [W3<>WC] Includes reading and research on selected U.S. government and politics problems. Dual listed with POLS 5850. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

4865. [4900] Seminar in International Relations Theories. 3 (Max. 6). Examines theoretical issues in the study of international politics by analyzing major theoretical schools of thought in the study of international relations such as realism, constructivism, and theories of foreign policy. Dual listed with POLS 5865. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310 and consent of instructor.

4870. Seminar in International Relations. 3 (Max. 6). Encompasses reading and research in international law and politics. Dual listed with POLS 5870. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310 and consent of instructor.

4875 [4910]. Seminar in Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis. 3 (Max. 6). Overviews theories and approaches to cross-national analysis of foreign policy. Examines foreign policies of advanced industrial democracies, Russia and various Third World nations. Emphasizes foreign policy decision making processes in non-American settings. Dual listed with POLS 5875. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310 and consent of instructor.

4890. Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics. 3 (Max. 6). [C2, G1, W3<>WC, G] Researches selected topics in comparative government and politics. Dual listed with POLS 5890. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies and consent of instructor.

5000. Survey of Public Administration. 3. Designed to introduce the beginning graduate student to the study and practice of public administration at all levels of government. Attention is also directed to specific functions and processes such as intergovernmental relations, budgeting, personnel, and regulation. Prerequisite: graduate status and consent of instructor.

5013. Political Geography. 3. Geographic space is subdivided into political units to aid human interaction and to facilitate political processes. Examines the spatial organization of political space and its effects upon political processes at varying geographic scales ranging from the local to international. Cross listed with POLS 4013 and dual listed with GEOG 4013/5013. Prerequisite: GEOG 1000 or 1020, or 9 hours of social science.

5051. Environmental Politics. 3. Analyzes environmentalism as a political phenomenon. Provides students with a basic understanding of how to analyze political issues by: (1) examining the historical and contemporary issues that produce controversy over environmental matters; and (2) surveying the impacts of these issues on the formulation and implementation of laws, policies, and regulations. Dual listed with POLS 4051; cross listed with AMST/ENR/GEOG/REWM 4051. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

5060. American Intergovernmental Relations. 3. Theory and practice of American federalism. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5080. Organizational Development. 3. Exposed to psychological concepts as they apply to organizations. Topics include organizational culture, motivations affecting a person's behavior in the workplace, personal interactions within organizations, and resolution of personal conflicts within the workplace. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5090. Anglo-American Jurisprudence. 3. Considers topics, such as functions of law in a democratic society; historical origins and growth of the common law as contrasted to the civil (code) law systems; and principal theories of nature and functions of law which have influenced development of English and American legal institutions. Dual listed with PHIL/POLS 4090. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

5100. Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers. 3. Encompasses case-study analysis of judicial decisions and policies affecting constitutional interrelationships among the three branches of federal government, federal-state relations, as well as powers of the states and federal government in the area of social and economic regulatory laws. Dual listed with POLS 4100. Prerequisites: 9 hours of Political Science, POLS 3100 recommended.

5110. Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. 3. Encompasses case-study analysis of judicial decisions and policies of the constitutional interpretation of the 1st Amendment (freedom of speech, press, association and religion), privacy rights, the rights of the criminally accused, and civil rights (racial and gender equality). Dual listed with POLS 4110. Prerequisites: POLS 1000, POLS 3100 recommended.

5220. European Union. 3. Examines the European Union's history, institutional structures, and policy areas and explores the positive and negative effects of European integration. Dual listed with POLS 4220. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

5230. Governments and Politics Of Asia. 3. Studies political systems of East Asia. Analyzes impact of social and economic factors upon political institutions. Dual listed with POLS 4230. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

5240. Culture, Society, and Political Economy in East Asia. 3. Discusses how culture, history, social systems, and political institutions of East Asian nations have contributed to their political economy of rapid industrialization and social transformation. Dual listed with POLS 4240. Prerequisite: one course in global studies; two courses in political science, international studies, history or sociology.

5255. Politics of Developing Nations. 3. An analysis of the processes of political, economic and social change in the non-Western world. Dual listed with POLS 4255. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies.

5290. Inter-American Relations. 3. A survey of the inter-American system and the idea of hemispheric unity, followed by an analysis of the major issues confronting the inter-American community. Dual listed with POLS 4290. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies, including POLS 2310.

5300. The World System. 3. Analyzes structure of political and economic interdependence among nation-states. Reviews and assesses theoretical approaches to explaining changing structure of inequality, power, war and peace. Dual listed with POLS 4300. Cross listed with INST/SOC 5300. Prerequisite: SOC 1000 or ANTH 1100 or equivalent political science, international studies, or social science course.

5330. American Foreign Relations. 3. Analyzes American foreign policy decision-making process and selected contemporary foreign policy problems. Stresses political and institutional factors along with analysis of policy options. Dual listed with POLS 4330. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

5340. International Organizations. 3. Encompasses development of world organizations such as League of Nations, United Nations and its affiliate bodies. Also studies regional organizations and private international bodies. Dual listed with POLS 4340. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science including POLS 2310.

5350. Sustainable Development and Global Policy. 3. Considers in-depth meaning of "sustainable development" and trade-offs necessary to achieve it. Considers this issue from global perspective through application of theories in economics, political science, international relations, technology studies and ethics. Dual listed with POLS 4350. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or economics.

5360. International Peace and Conflict. 3. Why do nations go to war, engage in atrocities such as genocide, or move toward peace following conflict? Examines underlying processes behind both conflict and peace in the international system, including sources of conflict and ways conflicts might be moved toward sustainable peace. Dual listed with POLS 4360; cross listed with INST 5360. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

5375. Transitional Justice. 3. Mechanisms provide accountability for gross human rights violations and acts of mass atrocity within  nations. Case studies are used to examine types of transitional justice interventions; tensions between demands of justice at local, national, and international levels; and transitional justice's role in post-conflict peace-building and reconciliation. Dual listed with POLS 4375; cross listed with INST 5375. Prerequisites: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310.

5400. Public Personnel Management. 3. Designed to integrate information about the political environment of personnel administration with problem solving exercises in such specific areas as job analysis, affirmative action, and flextime. A number of topics including the evolution of the civil service, the rights and responsibilities of governmental employees, the functions of public personnel management, and collective bargaining processes are also covered. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5410. Administrative Behavior and Theory of Organization. 3. An advanced course in the theory of organization and the workings of public agencies. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5420. Seminar In Public Administration. 3 (Max. 6). A reading and research course in selected topics in public administration. Dual listed with POLS 4420. Prerequisites: POLS 2410 and consent of instructor.

5430. United States Presidency. 3. Analyzes the office of the president, its roles, development, relationships with other governmental agencies, and problems in the contemporary world. Dual listed with POLS 4430. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

5435. Presidential Elections. 3. Examines the process of electing the U.S. president. Topics include the roles of presidential primaries, caucuses, and conventions; campaign strategies; media coverage; citizen participation; the electoral college; and reforms. Dual listed with POLS 4435. Prerequisite: POLS 1000.

5440. Principles and Processes of Government Budgeting. 3. Analyzes the principles, processes and politics of the budgetary process in the U.S. It examines the various theories of budgetary decision-making, the politics of budgeting and budgetary reforms. Prerequisite: POLS 5000 and graduate standing.

5450. Administrative Regulation. 3. Significant points of contact between government and business are stressed. Government activities designed to regulate and aid such economic interests as business, labor, agriculture, and consumers are dealt with at length. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5460. Public Administration and Law. 3. Focuses on various facets of the relationship between American public administration and law. Emphasis is placed on the emerging body of administrative law as a context for jurisprudential reasoning in administrative decision making. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5470. E-Government. 3. Introduces the technology of electronic government by delving into the issues surrounding the usage of web-based service delivery systems and other technological innovations, including how public administrators can better use technological systems and communication with users and IT providers. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5480. Ethics In Government. 3. The student is introduced to the ethical nature and dilemmas of public administration in American constitutional government. Such topics are addressed as source of ethical obligation, role of loyalty, application of moral philosophy, constitutional theory and ethical obligation, relation of theory and practice, and methods of ethical reflection. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5500. Internship in Public Administration. 1-6 (Max. 6). Educationally-oriented assignments for work in selected public agencies, with tutorial types of supervision. Offered S/U only. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5510. Public Policy and Program Management. 3. An overview of governmental policy making processes in the U.S. Attention is then shifted to the uses of applied policy analysis. Students are required to participate in a project which employs a systems approach to deal with managerial problems within a public sector or nonprofit organization. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5520. Public Opinion. 3. Deals with natures of a public in a democracy and means of forming and manipulating public opinion. Emphasizes the role of public opinion as an essential ingredient of the policy-making process in popular government. Dual listed with POLS 4520. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

5530. U.S. Congress. 3. Analyze aspects of the U.S. Congress, including election of congressmen, legislative process, congressional-presidential  relations, and the influence of political parties, interest groups, and constituents on the legislative process. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science.

5540. Public Policy Perspectives. 3. Acquaints students with the underlying structure and dynamics of public policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation at the state, local, and federal levels. Drawing on a number of analytic approaches, the course seeks to understand this complex political phenomenon in the context of the institutions that drive it. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5560. Public Administration in Literature and Film. 3. Examines the ways novelists and directors have viewed public administration, the accuracy of portrayals, how views have changed, how novelists and directors have helped create and disparage the rise of the administrative state, and types of administrative arrangements favored. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5570. Graduate Readings. 1-3 (Max. 9). Special programs of readings of government and politics will be outlined to meet needs of individual students. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

5600. Political Violence. 3. Examines causes and consequences of violence both among individuals and among nations. Dual listed with POLS 4600. Prerequisites: POLS 1000 or SOC 1000.

5640. Political Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval. 3. Surveys political philosophy from Classical Greek period to Machivelli. Dual listed with POLS 4640. Prerequisite: POLS 1000; POLS 2460 or 3600 recommended.

5650. Political Philosophy: Modern. 3. Surveys political philosophy from Machiavelli to present. Dual listed with POLS 4650. Prerequisite: POLS 1000; POLS 2460 or 3600 recommended.

5660. Political Philosophy: Contemporary. 3. Examines central developments in political philosophy that guide action in today's world. Dual listed with POLS 4660. Prerequisite: POLS 1000; POLS 2460 or 3600 recommended.

5680. Research Methods for Political Science. 3. Introduction to methodology of empirical analysis appropriate for political science and public policy, including introduction to the philosophy of science, research designs, hypothesis formation, measurement, and data collection. Prerequisite: STAT 2050, 2070, 5070 or equivalent.

5681. Methods of Political Analysis. 3. Introduction to methods of analysis focusing on understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each method and practical issues arising during the analysis stage of research.  Covers quantitative analysis through multiple regression, case study analysis, and archival/historical analysis. Prerequisite: STAT 2050, 2070, 5070 or equivalent.

5684. Empirical Analysis for Public Administration. 3. Designed for students in public administration to train them to make decisions based on empirical evidence in policy and management.  Course draws concepts from system analysis, management science, operations research, and social science methodology to provide an understanding of various policy analysis and program management techniques across many applications. Prerequisite: POLS 5000.

5685. Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis. 3. Explores techniques for analyzing and evaluating public policy choices and impacts. Dual listed with POLS 4685. Prerequisites: STAT 5070 or equivalent and an introductory research methods course in social science or related discipline.

5690. Capstone in Public Management. 3. Integrates theories and concepts introduced in core and option-core courses, and emphasizes students' application of them to various administrative settings. Prerequisite: completion of all other core and option core requirements in the M.P.A. Program.

5710. Topics In Political Science. 1-3 (Max. 9). Intended to accommodate various specialized subjects not offered as regular courses. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5810. Seminar in Political Philosophy. 3. Encompasses reading and research on selected problems in political philosophy. Dual listed with POLS 4810. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5850. Seminar in American Politics and Institutions. 3. Includes reading and research on selected U.S. government and politics problems. Dual listed with POLS 4850. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5865. Seminar in International Relations Theory. 3. Examines theoretical issues in the study of international politics by analyzing major theoretical schools of thought in the study of international relations such as realism, idealism, constructivism, and theories of foreign policy. Dual listed with POLS 4865. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310 and consent of instructor.

5870. Seminar in International Relations. 3. Encompasses reading and research in international law and politics. Dual listed with POLS 4870. Prerequisite: 9 hours of Political Science or International Studies including POLS 2310 and consent of instructor.

5875. Seminar in Comparison Foreign Policy Analysis. 3. Overviews theories and approaches to cross-national analysis of foreign policy. Examines foreign policies of advanced industrial democracies, Russia, and various Third World nations. Emphasizes foreign policy decision making processes in non-American settings. Dual listed with POLS 4875. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies including POLS 2310 and consent of instructor.

5890. Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics. 3. Researches selected topics in comparative government and politics. Dual listed with POLS 4890. Prerequisite: 9 hours of political science or international studies and consent of instructor.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Students are expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Graduate level course designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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