PSCI 111, INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE, 4 credits.
Introduces students to the different and most fundamental ideas, ideologies,
concepts, constructs, principles and systems of government and politics in the
world. First year's course.
PSCI 122, AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS, 4 credits.
federal, state, county, city, township, and town governments. Analyzes and
acquaints students with the theories, powers, structures, functions, and
problems of federal, state, and local governments.
PSCI 130, INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 4
Introduction to the study of public administration. It encompasses the
environment, ideological foundations, structures, functions, and intergovernmental
relations of the administrative systems at the national, state, and local levels in
the United States in particular and the world in general.
PSCI 205, ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR, 4 credits.
acquaints students with the assumptions, theories, and principles of formal
administrative organization, and the impact which the assumption, theories,
and principles have on the administrative process and behavior.
PSCI 212, PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS, 4 credits.
A study of public policy
in the United States, emphasizing the scope, logic, politics, formulation,
implementation and evaluation of public policy at the national, state, and local
levels of American government.
PSCI 216, PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION, 4 credits.
assumptions, theories, and principles of public personnel systems; the
evolution, structure, and functions of such systems in the United States; and the
problems of in-service programs, collective bargaining, and affirmative action.
PSCI 221, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, 4 credits.
An assessment of the
similarities and differences in the structure and function of political systems in the
world and the cultural religious, social, economic political, and military relations
among political systems in the world.
PSCI 228, AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY, 4 credits.
Analysis of the
particularities of the United States foreign policy, including economic, political,
and military interests. Particular emphasis is placed on U.S. foreign policy
relationships with different parts of the world.
PSCI 231, CLASSICAL POLITICAL THEORY, 4 credits.
A study of
political theories of the classic thinkers. Analysis and evaluation of the basic
assumptions and fundamental principles of the political theories of the
naturalists, humanists, rationalists, and empiricists.
PSCI 232, MODERN POLITICAL THEORY, 4 credits.
evaluation of the basic assumptions and fundamental principles of the political
theories of thinkers selected from among the great figures in political thought
from the sixteenth century to the present day.
PSCI 245, AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT, 4 credits.
Categories of black political thought, issues, and individual theorists. Emphasizes
the evaluation of concept and meaning of theory, as related to black political
PSCI 252/253, JUDICIAL PROCESS, 4 credits.
Criminal and civil procedures
in the administration of justice in the United States. The organization and
procedures of federal and state courts, selection of federal and state judges,
selection of judicial administrative personnel.
PSCI 254, POLITICS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY, 4 credits.
Considers the political activities in which blacks engage in order to improve
their status. Economic and political aspects of the black community, urban
poverty, and goals and strategies of social change and the past, present and
future role of black community leaders.
PSCI 305, AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, 4 credits .
A study of the
case-by-case interpretation by the Supreme Court of the constitutional and
statutory laws of the United States, relative to the institutions of government and
politics and the civil liberties and civil rights of the people.
PSCI 310, INTERNSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, 4 credits.
opportunity to gain service-learning experience and to demonstrate skills at an
early stage of the student's career preparation. Seeks to help students meet their
aptitude and career goals and establish an attitude of growth and development.
May be taken by majors only in junior year.
PSCI 314, PUBLIC FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION, 4 credits.
of public revenues and the politics of managing, budgeting, appropriating,
authorizing, spending, accounting, and auditing them.
PSCI 320, SELECTED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, 4 credits.
Acquaints students with unsolved major issues and current major issues in the
political arena, including but not limited to those of political party systems,
legislative systems, executive systems and judicative systems. Course may be
PSCI 321, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANIZATION, 4 credits.
The origin, nature and purpose of the laws of regionalism in international
organization, including multipurpose regional organizations and functional
PSCI 340, INDEPENDENT STUDY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, 4 credits.
Designed to satisfy the specialized interests of advanced students. Each student
enrolled must develop a study plan for the semester, in consultation with a faculty
member in the Department, prior to final registration. Course may be repeated
once and may be taken by majors only.
PSCI 342, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, 4 credits.
Acquaints students with the
law of internal administration, the law of external administration, the powers
and duties of administrative authorities, the scope and limits of official powers,
sanctions, or means of enforcement, and remedies against official actions.
PSCI 406, AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS, 4 credits.
An examination of
the political development of the countries of Africa. Emphasizes contemporary
politics, but attention is also given to pre-European and European-dominated
PSCI 442, SENIOR SEMINAR, 4 credits.
The course is designed to prepare
students for graduate study and career opportunities. Emphasis is on research
in specialized topics in political science. Students are required to propose, plan,
and develop a major research paper in political science. May be taken by
discipline seniors only.