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Fall Semester 2018


Political Science
Mark J Gobeyn • Bradley Hall 426E • 677-2497
PLS105Introduction to American GovernmentGenEd: SF   Core: SB(3 hours)Seats
 01 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM BR235 R Craig Curtis  0
 02 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM BR225 Mark J Gobeyn  0
 03 MWF12:00 PM -12:50 PM BR225 Charles R Dannehl  0
 04 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR259 Edward M Burmila  0
 05 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR125 Edward M Burmila  0
PLS202State and Local Government (3 hours)Seats
 01 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM BR120 Megan Remmel  6
PLS207Introduction to Political ThoughtGenEd: HP   Core: HU(3 hours)Seats
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR261 Ryan Reed  0
 02 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR261 Ryan Reed  0
PLS208Fundamentals of International RelationsGenEd: SF   Core: GS(3 hours)Seats
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM BR261 Charles R Dannehl  0
 02 MWF10:00 AM -10:50 AM BR261 Charles R Dannehl  0
PLS209Scope and Methods of Political Science (3 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: PLS 105.
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM BR220 Megan Remmel  1
 and F9:00 AM -9:50 AM     BR290     Megan Remmel 
PLS306Comparative Public Policy (3 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: PLS 205.
 01 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM BR220 Mark J Gobeyn  0
PLS315The U.S. Presidency (3 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: PLS 105
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR235 Megan Remmel  2
PLS420Public Personnel Administration (3 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: junior standing.
 01 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR126 R Craig CurtisCore: WI 0
PLS459Constitutional Law (3 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: PLS 105; junior standing.
 01 MW3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR142 R Craig Curtis  0
PLS480Internship in Political Science (1 to 6 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     R Craig Curtis   
PLS483Reading in Political Science I (1 to 3 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing and consent of instructor
 01 *R* Arr     Mark J Gobeyn   
PLS485Research (1 to 6 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: 3.2 average in student's major; junior/senior standing; consent of instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     Mark J Gobeyn   
PLS494Seminar in American Politics (3 hours)Seats
Prerequisite: senior standing; major or minor in political science. No political science major may take more than two courses in the 490 sequence.
 01 TT1:30 PM -2:45 PM BR245 Edward M Burmila  0
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.
A comparative introduction to the social and economic policies of such advanced industrial democracies as Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and logical framework to analyze the presidency. Examines the institutional presidency, formal powers, and the president's role in a separated system. Explores the development of the president's power over time, and changes in vetoes, signing statements, bureaucratic management, and relationship with Congress and the courts.
A study of the basic issues and techniques of public personnel administration: focus on the distinctive setting in which public managers function, theories of motivation in the work place, and the tasks commonly faced by human resource managers in the public sector.
Position of the Supreme Court in American system of government as both symbol and instrument of power. Case method.
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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