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POLITICAL SCIENCE/PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (POL)

 

POL    422/522           Cr. 3

Current Problems in Constitutional Law

A detailed and exhaustive consideration of a current and crucial problem in constitutional law including the whole range of political, social and judicial processes which culminate in legal action and directives. Prerequisites: junior standing and two of the following: POL 306, 370, 371 or 372. Repeatable for credit under different sub-titles — maximum 6. Offered occasionally.

 

POL    443/543           Cr. 3

Introduction to International Political Risk

An introduction to the international political, social, economic, and cultural environment for international operations. The approach is multidisciplinary, focusing on the nature of the international system, analysis of the nation-state, and the problems of operations in this environment, focusing on political risks to operational success. Prerequisites: POL 101 and junior standing. Offered occasionally.

 

POL    445/545           Cr. 3

War and Peace

A critical study of war and peace from the perspectives of international politics, law and organization. This course is contemporary, problem oriented, and analytical. The course will address all uses of force and violence from war to terrorism and alternatives to force and violence from diplomacy to international law and organization. Prerequisite: POL 101 or 234 or ANT/ECO/GEO/POL/SOC 202/HST 203. Offered occasionally.

 

POL    495/595           Cr. 1-3

Seminar

Discussion and reading in the student’s area of concentration in a seminar situation. Prerequisites: senior standing, and 15 credits in political science. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Each repetition is to be with a different instructor.

 

POL    496/596           Cr. 2-3

Honors Seminar

Discussion and reading in a seminar format and writing of a superior paper or project. Prerequisites: 21 credits in political science or public administration, senior standing, and either a political science honors program candidate or a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 in political science, or graduate standing.

 

POL    498/598           Cr. 2-3

Honors/Graduate Reading and Research in Political Science

Directed honors or graduate reading and research from reading lists under the supervision of the candidate’s faculty adviser. Designed to prepare the honors candidate for the terminal examination. Prerequisites: senior standing and an honors program candidate or graduate standing.


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