18 courses:
  • PO-402

    Pros.Amer.Democracy in 1980's

    A critical evaluation of certain salient issues to assess the quality of lives of ordinary people and the quality of leadership in contemporary American democracy. Such issues as education, health, welfare, civil liberties and foreign policy will be critically evaluated in terms of each students normative stand. (Required for all seniors in Political Science major.)
  • PO-403

    Sem:Amer Polit-Crit Issues

    In examining critical issues of American politics, the seminar participants will confront contrasting points of view about democracy and freedom, capitalism and competitiveness, critical foreign policy issues, individual rights vis-à-vis public interest, as well as globalization vis-à-vis distributive economic justice. We continue to face the challenge of thinking straight, clarifying our values, and articulating with persuasiveness. Honestly confronting these issues is critical to delineating and refining our own normative perspective that informs our morally defensible political action. The seminar builds on the American politics electives and serves as a capstone course for the American politics field. Prerequisites: PO 210 and at least two courses from PO 306, PO 310, PO 311, PO 312, PO 315, or PO 316
  • PO-404


    This seminar will examine the intersection of politics and sports and the various issues associated with these topics. Sports occupy an important place in our society making them politicized. Sports often reflect the intense emotions often associated with nationalism, race, ethnicity, social class, religion, and gender, as well as with the politics of identity. Sport may be viewed as a glimpse of bigger societal issues. A comparative and multinational exploration of the politics of sport will clarify many of these concepts. This course will examine various countries and sports in order to achieve a wide range of understanding of the globalization of sports and politics. --
  • PO-406

    Sem:Justice Studies/Law&Gov

    This seminar provides a comprehensive examination of the legal framework surrounding decision making in government agencies and other legal institutions. Specifically, the course concentrates on the relationships between the judiciary and other parts of the political order, as well as between federal and state governments. Students explore the intersection of culture, society, law, and public policy making; investigate issues relating to ethics in law and government, race/ethnicity, and gender and the law; and discuss the role of the citizen in the American system. An exploration of what justice is will be a primary focus of the seminar.