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Fall Semester 2017


Political Science
Mark J Gobeyn • Bradley Hall 426E • 677-2497
PLS105Introduction to American GovernmentGenEd: SF   Core: SB(3 hours)
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR235 R Craig Curtis  
 02 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM BR225 Mark J Gobeyn  
 03 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM BR225 Charles R Dannehl  
 04 MWF12:00 PM -12:50 PM BR225 Charles R Dannehl  
 05 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR259 Edward M Burmila  
 06 Canceled
 40 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR235 Edward M Burmila  
PLS202State and Local Government (3 hours)
 01 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM BR120 Megan Remmel  
PLS207Introduction to Political ThoughtGenEd: HP   Core: HU(3 hours)
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR261 Ryan Reed  
 02 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR261 Ryan Reed  
PLS208Fundamentals of International RelationsGenEd: SF   Core: GS(3 hours)
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM BR261 Charles R Dannehl  
PLS209Scope and Methods of Political Science (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PLS 105.
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM BR245 Megan Remmel  
 and F9:00 AM -9:50 AM     BR290     Megan Remmel 
PLS305Topics in Comparative Government (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PLS 205.
 01 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM BR259 Megan Remmel  
PLS311Political Parties Electorate and Politics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PLS 105.
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR125 Edward M Burmila  
PLS380Washington Center Seminar (3 hours)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     R Craig Curtis  
PLS407American Political Thought (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PLS 207 or consent of instructor.
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR125 Ryan Reed  
PLS419Introduction to Public Administration (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PLS 105 or 202.
 01 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR220 R Craig CurtisCore: WI 
PLS460Constitutional Law (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PLS 105; junior standing.
 01 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM BR261 R Craig Curtis  
PLS480Internship in Political Science (1 to 6 hours)
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     R Craig Curtis  
PLS483Reading in Political Science I (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing and consent of instructor
 01 *R* Arr     Mark J Gobeyn  
PLS485Research (1 to 6 hours)
Prerequisite: 3.2 average in student's major; junior/senior standing; consent of instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     Mark J Gobeyn  
PLS491Seminar in Comparative Politics (3 hours)
Prerequisite: senior standing; major or minor in political science. No political science major may take more than two courses in the 490 sequence.
 01 M3:00 PM -5:30 PM BR245 Mark J Gobeyn  
The American political system: constitutional principles, political processes, and governmental policy making.
Political processes through which rapidly growing problems of the state and local governments are identified, fought over, and resolved.
Recurrent concepts or issues in political thought and ways they have been treated by classic and contemporary writers. Obligation and the social contract, liberty, justice and equality, property, representation.
Fundamental issues and problems that have contributed to structuring current patterns of international relations.
Introduction to political inquiry; research methods necessary for in-depth research.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under a different topic for a maximum of 6 hours credit.
Organization and activities of modern political parties, forces shaping partisan organization and activities, and development of public policy. Emphasis on party politics in contemporary America, with attention to American political history and comparative party systems.
Provides credit for students participating in the seminar component of the Washington Center program in Washington, D.C.
Systematic political thought in American philosophy from colonial times to the present.
Public administration in a democratic setting: history of American PA, organization theory, public personnel, budgeting, intergovernmental relations, decision making and policy analysis, the regulatory process, and ethics in government.
Supreme Court as one of the policy making agencies of the federal government. Relationship between citizen and government in civil, property, and political rights.
Students work with selected political agencies, to study practical political problems from the perspective of the discipline. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. Pass/Fail.
Individual in-depth work on a subject approved and supervised by a PLS faculty member. For highly qualified students.
Individual research for qualified students. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.
This course meets a General Education requirement.
C1 - English Composition
C2 - English Composition
SP - Speech
MA - Mathematics
WC - Western Civilization
NW - Non-Western Civilization
FA - Fine Arts
HL - Human Values - Literary
HP - Human Values - Philosophical
CD - Cultural Diversity
SF - Social Forces
FS - Fundamental Concepts in Science
TS - Science & Technology in the Contemporary World
This course meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
OC - Communication - Oral Communication
W1 - Communication - Writing 1
W2 - Communication - Writing 2
FA - Fine Arts
GS - Global Perspective - Global Systems
WC - Global Perspective - World Cultures
HU - Humanities
NS - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
SB - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
MI - Multidisciplinary Integration
QR - Quantitative Reasoning
This section meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
EL - Experiential Learning
IL - Integrative Learning
WI - Writing Intensive
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