University Catalog 2021-2022

Political Science - General (POLS)

Political Science - General (POLS)

POLS 1010  Introduction To Politics  (3)  

An introduction to the principles and practice of political life in a variety of domestic and international contexts. Open to freshmen only. Each 1010 section has a limited enrollment of no more than 20 students. A paper is required and is assigned on a tutorial basis with individual student-instructor conferences.

POLS 2010  Scope/Methods Poli Sci  (3)  

This course is intended to introduce advanced students to the concepts and methods of political science research. Substantive fields of interest--such as American politics, IR, Comparative, etc.--are all bound by similar skills and techniques inherent to the discipline of political science. Students will be introduced to these techniques in an effort to train them to become producers, not merely consumers of knowledge. This course is fundamentally about how to conduct research in political science, and what makes political science a science. The course covers both introductory quantitative methods (univariate, bivariate, and some multivariate analyses), as well as some of the most often used qualitative methods in the discipline. The course is not meant to be exhaustive of all political science methods.

POLS 3010  Special Projects  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 3011  Special Projects  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 3030  Special Projects  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 3910  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Independent study on a suitable topic, with consent of instructor. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 3920  Independent Study  (1-4)  

Independent study on a suitable topic, with consent of instructor. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 4010  Special Projects  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 4560  Internship  (1,3)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 4990  Honors Thesis  (3)  

POLS 5000  Honors Thesis  (4)  

POLS 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 6010  Conduct of Research  (4)  

This course is intended to introduce advanced students to the concepts and methods of political science research, and to show how those methods can be applied to concrete problems.

POLS 6910  Independent Study  (1-3)  

POLS 6960  Spec offerings Pol Sci  (4)  

For description, consult department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 7040  Independent Study  (1-3)  

POLS 7111  Scope & Methods for Poli Sci  (3)  

POLS 7112  Research Methods I  (3)  

POLS 7113  Research Methods II  (3)  

POLS 7114  Qualitative Methods  (3)  

POLS 7116  Graduate Professional Skills  (3)  

POLS 7210  Political Development I  (3)  

POLS 7211  Political Development II  (3)  

POLS 7311  Sem Political Economy  (3)  

POLS 7312  Pol Inst of Rights  (3)  

POLS 7750  Special Topics  (3)  

Special Topics in Political Development.

POLS 7751  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in Comparative Politics.

POLS 7752  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in International Relations.

POLS 7910  Research  (3)  

POLS 7920  Research  (3)  

POLS 7950  Special Projects  (3)  

POLS 7951  Special Projects  (3)  

POLS 7952  Special Projects  (3)  

POLS 7960  Special Projects  (3)  

POLS 9980  Masters Research  (0)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

POLS 9990  Dissertation Research  (0)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99