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
Discussion and reading in the students 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
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 candidates faculty adviser. Designed to prepare the honors candidate for the terminal examination. Prerequisites: senior standing and an honors program candidate or graduate standing.