120—Introduction to Political
Science, 3 Cr.
A study of how we understand politics,
in what context political activity takes place, and how we as citizens act
politically. The course also investigates what government does and how
government works so that we may better understand change and its affect on
121—Introduction to American
Government, 3 Cr.
A study of the American national
governing environment: the constitutional basis for our democratic evolution
and the unique American political experience. Also, an investigation of the
contemporary state of American government.
320—American Public Policy, 3 Cr.
A survey of the American national and
state public policy environment. After focusing on the structures and functions
of the American governmental institutions, the course will investigate the
political outcomes of the current public policy agenda. Prerequisite: 121.
382—Latin American Politics, 3 Cr.
course focuses on themes of political culture, civil society, institutions and
policy-making processes and policy issues as these relate to the consolidation
of democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Some emphasis will be placed
on the larger countries in the region. Lectures will be presented on much of
the material assigned in the course reading schedule. At times a
seminar-discussion format in a collective search and evaluation of the reading
assignments will be used.