POLS 101. Intro-Political Science. (3 Credits)

is an analysis of the structure and operation of the American political system, along with a comparison of the characteristics of liberal democracy with those of such competing ideologies as nationalism, communism, socialism, anarchism, and fascism. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

POLS 201. American Government. (3 Credits)

studies the basic foundations and underlying principles of American national, state, and local government. Crosslisted JPP 101. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA, CUW, OL

POLS 221. Environmental Law & Policy. (3 Credits)

his course provides an introduction to the study of environmental politics and policy in the United States. The course addresses how environmental policy is made at the local, state, and national level in policy issues such as air and water pollution, waste management, and energy. Through case studies, students learn to appreciate the scientific, political, and human dimensions of environmental policies. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

POLS 255. Presidency. (3 Credits)

studies both the person and the office of the president historically and contemporarily. Emphasis will be placed on the religion that American presidents bring to and practice in office. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

POLS 285. Amer Poltics & Hlth Care Pol. (3 Credits)

introduces the students to the policy-making process in the United States by focusing on the three branches of government - legislative, executive, and judicial – as well as the context of environment in which political decisions about health care policy are made. Activities will help students appreciate how the American political system has evolved, understand its everyday impact on the lives of students, and evaluate recommended changes to the system, particularly in the health care arena. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

POLS 300. Comparative Politics. (3 Credits)

introduces students to central concepts of comparative politics, including power, state formation, political economy, political culture, nationalism and identity, democratization, and globalization. Prerequisites for Political Science majors and minors: POLS 101 and POLS 201. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

POLS 310. International Relations. (3 Credits)

introduces students to the fundamentals of international politics and international organization, particularly the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Prerequisites for Political Science majors and minors: POLS 101 and POLS 201. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

POLS 330. Politics Developing Countries. (3 Credits)

POLS 359. Constitutional Law. (3 Credits)

is the analysis of individual rights and responsibilities as developed by the United States Supreme Court in its interpretation of the United States Constitution. Crosslisted LEGL 359. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

POLS 410. Faith and Politics. (3 Credits)

examines the relationship between religion and politics in the United States and how Christians may respond to and be a part of the public square. Prerequisites for Political Science minors: POLS 101 and POLS 201. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

POLS 480. Internship/Fieldwork. (1-6 Credits)

provides opportunities for students to work and gain experience in a variety of political contexts. Students may intern at the local, state, national, or international level, including a Washington, D.C., semester. 3-6 credits.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 and POLS 201.

Offered at: CUW

POLS 485. Independent Study. (1-4 Credits)

POLS 490. Senior Seminar. (3 Credits)

provides opportunity for students to work with special schools or topics in the fields of sociology, psychology, economics, political science and education. Individual research or group projects will be required. Enrollment for this course is during the spring of the senior year. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PSY 245 and POLS 492.

Offered at: CUW

POLS 491. Special Topics-Poli Sci. (3 Credits)

allows in-depth study of an area of politics and government of mutual interest to staff and students. This course may be taken more than once as long as there is substantially different content in each course. Prerequisites for Political Science minors: POLS 101 and POLS 201. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

POLS 492. Research Proposal. (1 Credit)

his course focuses on preparing the senior seminar research project. Students are required to submit a formal research proposal; university approval of the proposal will be required. Enrollment for this course is durPinSg YfaCll oHf toheL seoniGor Yyear. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW