Course Descriptions:

REQUIRED COURSES
PSCI 201 | American National Government (3 credit hours)
This course is a thorough introduction to the U.S. political system, its institutions and processes. Topics will include the Constitutional founding, federalism, political culture, Congress, the Presidency, judiciary, bureaucracy, public opinion and the media, the electoral process, and civil liberties.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

PSCI 202 | State and Local Government (3 credit hours)
This course includes description and analysis of political institutions and behavior in American states with interstate comparisons and comparisons between state and national political systems. Lecture topics include the development and role of American local government, its forms and structures, and the relationship to the federal government.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

PSCI 301 | Comparative Government (3 credit hours)
This course includes a comparative analysis of political systems and institutions of several nations; the nations studied may change with each offering. The course emphasis is on political culture, comparative political history, chief executives, legislatures, political parties, interest groups, courts, and policy making with ample comparisons to the U.S.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

POLITICAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES
Choose four (4) upper division courses