Political Science (POL)

POL 10001     INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the history and structure of political science, including its relationship to neighboring disciplines. Course asks what does it mean to study politics? What does it mean to study politics scientifically? What are the consequences of different conceptions of politics?

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 10004     COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

Introduces the different institutional structures of governance (e.g.,parliamentary versus presidential systems) in a range of different states for different types of regimes (e.g. democratic and authoritarian) and at the international level.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global, Kent Core Social Sciences, TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

POL 10100     AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVD) (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

Covers the basic elements of politics at the national level in the United States, including structures, processes, behaviors, institutions, policies. Special emphasis is given to conflicting theories of power as they apply to different economic, sexual and racial groups.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic, Kent Core Social Sciences, TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

POL 10300     PUBLIC POLICY      3 Credit Hours

Course provides a survey of basic public policy concepts and processes within an historical context. Course incorporates applied work to bridge conceptual understanding and empirical cases.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 10500     WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

A practical, theoretical introduction to a study of systematic patterns in international relations. Includes analysis of rules, instruments, processes, decision- making factors, conflict resolution.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global, Kent Core Social Sciences, TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

POL 10504     THE NEW PANGAEA: YOUR ROLE IN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the myriad ways in which they are individually and collectively connected to the global community. Looking specifically at ways in which people are interconnected as consumers, patients, donors and participants in discourse, the course introduces students to the concepts, institutions and dynamics of globalization. Through assignments that focus on important global issues and engage students directly with the global community, students will (a) learn how to engage the global community as informed consumers of information, (b) understand the basic structure of the global political arena, (c) learn how to engage actively and consciously within that arena and (d) understand the ways in which their daily behavior impacts global trends.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30000     MAY 4 1970 AND ITS AFTERMATH      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with PACS 30000) Study of the events of the 1960s in the United States leading up to May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard killed and wounded Kent State University students protesting the war in Vietnam and Cambodia. Topics are considered within their cultural, historical, social and political contexts. Course also examines the aftermath of May 4, including the controversy over constructing the Gym Annex on the site of the shootings, the legal trials, the role of commemorations and memorials and the politics of remembering May 4, 1970.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30001     RESEARCH METHODS (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

Course is designed to bring students to a basic level of "statistical literacy" by introducing the fundamentals of research design and interpretation; as well as to basic descriptive and inferential statistics.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

POL 30002     POLITICAL THOUGHT      3 Credit Hours

Courses introduces students to basic methodological and substantive concerns in the tradition of western political thought.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30003     POLITICAL ECONOMY      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the fundamental questions surrounding the relationship between the public and private sectors, considered from the perspective of the state and its major political institutions. Of central concern is the growing internationalization of capital and its consequences for both domestic and international politics.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30100     AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY      3 Credit Hours

Major political ideas and controversies associated with the development of American political thought. Nonmajors should contact the Department of Political Science for a prerequisite override.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30110     THE CONGRESS      3 Credit Hours

Course covers the powers of Congress, its organization, leadership of the two houses, role of the parties, relationships with the chief executive and the executive agencies, as well as recent reforms enacted by the House and Senate.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30120     PRESIDENCY AND EXECUTIVE BUREAUCRACY      3 Credit Hours

Intensive study of the American presidency, focusing on personality, organization of the office, use and misuse of power and policy making.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30130     THE JUDICIAL PROCESS      3 Credit Hours

Intensive study of the judicial process in United States and the relationship between the judicial system and the larger American social system. Nonmajors should contact the Department of Political Science for a prerequisite override.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30300     PUBLIC POLICY THEORY      3 Credit Hours

The core issues of public policy process, institutional contexts and ethical considerations form the basis of this introductory survey of traditional and contemporary theories of public policy.

Prerequisite: POL 10300.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30301     INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the theory and practice of governmental administration, including structure, organization, direction and control of governmental departments and agencies.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30310     PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the political and economic tools used to analyze public policies and discusses the political elements influencing that analysis. Essentially, the goal is to ensure that students understand the basic economic principles used to evaluate different public policy proposals while questioning the assumptions underlying those economic assumptions.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30350     ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with PACS 35050) Examines alternative dispute resolution principles applicable to complex, multi-party public sector disputes, especially environmental and land use disputes. Students learn about deliberative democracy, a variety of circle processes, consensus decision-making, collaborative problem-solving, digital dialogue processes and town hall meeting structures, among others. Case studies of environmental conflicts and multi-party mediation simulations are used.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30430     OHIO POLITICS      3 Credit Hours

Addresses the history, structure, and current practices of politics and public policy in Ohio.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30450     URBAN POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

Discusses local governance in the context of metropolitan change, and covers issues such as governing capacity, local democracy, individual choice and economic and racial inequality. Examines the formal and informal arrangements that shape change and public policy. Nonmajors should contact the Department of Political Science for a prerequisite override.

Prerequisite: POL 10100 or POL 10300.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30460     STATE POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

Introduces the theoretical and legal infrastructures of federalism and intergovernmental relations, with a particular emphasis on political and policy operations at the state level. Political behavior and institutions, as well as the specifics of selected, substantive policy areas are emphasized.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30500     INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY      3 Credit Hours

Course introduces competing theoretical approaches to the study of international relations; an examination of the historical developments followed by an examination of current issues in world politics.

Prerequisite: POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30511     PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION      3 Credit Hours

Intensive study of major European problems handled by international organizations, including the United Nations and nongovernmental organizations. Combines classroom and field investigations. Registration in the Geneva semester required.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30520     EUROPEAN POLITICS (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Examines major European national political systems (British, French, German, Russian and Scandinavian) relations between the European states, the institutions of the European Union and prospects and problems of European integration.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

POL 30530     ASIAN POLITICS (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the political, economic and social dynamics of Asia, from Siberia in the north to the Indian Ocean in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean in the east to the Hindu Kush in the west. The first part of the course examines Asia's modern political history (particularly the past half-century). The second part of the course focuses on contemporary issues, including the roles of the United States and sub-regional actors, such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

POL 30540     AFRICAN POLITICS (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

An analysis of major issues in African politics and international relations. The contemporary development of Africa will be analyzed in the global context of the historical forces of imperialism and colonialism.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

POL 30550     LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Analysis of political culture/process in selected Latin American states, with particular emphasis on Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Columbia.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

POL 30560     MIDDLE EAST POLITICS (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the theory and context of politics in the Middle East in a way that contests the often-simplistic stereotypes communicated through Western media and throughout Western culture, in order to encourage a more nuanced appreciation of the Middle East. Theoretical approaches utilized include modernization, dependency, structuralism and constructivism.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

POL 30570     PALESTINE AND ISRAEL      3 Credit Hours

Course introduces students to academic approaches and theories that attempt to understand the situation in historic Palestine. The course is divided into four sections: (1) Theories of settler colonialism and basic differences between Judaism, Zionism and Israeli society, as well as diversity within Palestinian society. (2) Comparative studies of the establishment of the modern state of Israel, which Palestinians view in their collective experience as “the Catastrophe” or al-Nakba. (3) The occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, and how that system has changed over time. (4) Pathways forward for Palestinians and Israelis.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30810     POLITICS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY      3 Credit Hours

Examines interaction between economics and politics in international relations. Topics include poverty and uneven economic development, political prerequisites for free trade, intra-western and north-south economic conflict and distributive justice.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30820     INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND LAW      3 Credit Hours

Course introduces the subject matter in historical and theoretical contexts, then devotes detailed attention to the full range of international organizations that exist today. A final section addresses the role of international law in world politics.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 30840     NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the diverse range of nongovernmental organizations that exist today. Course explores the varying roles on nongovernmental organizations in setting agendas, shaping legislation and implementing public policy reforms.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10300 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 39592     GENEVA INTERNSHIP (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Students perform intern duties as part of the semester in Geneva.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Practical Experience

Contact Hours: 21 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

POL 40091     VARIABLE TOPIC SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 50091 and POL 70091) Variable topic seminar in political science.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500; and POL 10100 or POL 10300; and POL 30001; and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40112     POLITICS AND THE MASS MEDIA      3 Credit Hours

Course examines the multiple roles played by the mass media in contemporary politics and analyzes the implications of those roles. Nonmajors should contact the Department of Political Science for a prerequisite override.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40116     PUBLIC OPINION AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOR      3 Credit Hours

Analysis of determinants of public opinion and political behavior. Study of how public makes up its mind and impact of public opinion on government policy.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40118     POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS      3 Credit Hours

An examination of the changing roles of political parties and interest groups in the American political system, including a comparison of their respective electoral activities.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40168     MOOT COURT I      2 Credit Hours

Prepares students for oral advocacy in a simulated court room experience known as moot court. Preparation includes learning pre-trial and trial processes, including case evaluation, legal investigation, discovery and motion practice and trial processes.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40171     MOOT COURT II      1 Credit Hour

Prepares students to engage in oral advocacy by using a learning experiential exercise, including a regional competition hosted by the American Collegiate Mock Trial Association, known as moot court. Students perform relevant roles (including case evaluation and strategy, legal investigation, discovery and motion practice, and trial preparation) both in the competition and in preparing a hypothetical case for trial.

Prerequisite: POL 40168.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40182     CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS      3 Credit Hours

Nature and scope of constitutional government. Study of judicial review, separation of powers, federalism, commerce and taxation.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40183     CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Nature and scope of constitutional limitations. Study of first amendment, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, criminal rights, due process, equal protection.

Prerequisite: POL 10100.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

POL 40191     SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLITICS (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A required, writing-intensive seminar for juniors and seniors in the American Politics concentration. The focus of the seminar varies depending on content and instructor.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or 10500; and POL 10100 or 10300; and POL 30001 and POL 30002 (or POL 30003); and political science major.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

POL 40320     ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY      3 Credit Hours

The ethical obligations of public policy makers are examined in this course, within a series of applied cases. The goal is to empower students with the intellectual tools of critical analysis within diverse policy environments.

Prerequisite: POL 10300.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40391     SEMINAR IN PUBLIC POLICY (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A required, writing intensive seminar for juniors and seniors in the Public Policy concentration. The focus of the seminar varies depending on content and instructor.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500;and POL 10100 or 10300; and POL 30001 and POL 30002 (or POL 30003); and political science major.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

POL 40410     REGULATORY POLICY      3 Credit Hours

Provides an advanced understanding of the nature of government regulation: its definition; the institutions and groups involved in developing it; and current practices. The focus is on analyzing why regulation exists and how regulatory agencies function.

Prerequisite: POL 10100 or POL 10300.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40440     U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICIES      3 Credit Hours

Course covers such topics as the history of the U.S. environmental movement; public opinion and environmental issues; environmental racism and classism; and environmental policy making and implementation.

Prerequisite: POL 10100 or POL 10300.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40450     HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL POLICY      3 Credit Hours

Addresses health care policy in the United States from both theoretical (political, economic as well as public policy) and substantive perspectives at the state, national and comparative-international levels. Further, the examination of health care policy takes place in the context of social welfare policy more broadly considered.

Prerequisite: POL 10100 or POL 10300.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40470     WOMEN, POLITICS AND POLICY (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Examines origins, development and current record of century-old women's movement unique in U.S. annals; compares it with other contemporary social movements. Examines issues of women and public policy.

Prerequisite: POL 10100 or POL 10300.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

POL 40530     POLITICS OF WAR      3 Credit Hours

Examines central questions concerning the justification, explanation characteristic features and consequences of war. Specific cases are examined such as World War II, the Chinese Revolution, Vietnam's civil war and potential nuclear war.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40540     POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Examines practice, record and theories of political development for less developed, developing and developed political systems. Includes extensive analysis of issues, problems through case studies.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

POL 40560     HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Examines the relationship between human rights and problems of the Third World in the civic, political, social and cultural arenas. Particular attention is placed on the struggle of women.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

POL 40591     SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-COMPARATIVE POLITICS (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A required, writing-intensive seminar for juniors or seniors in the International Relations-Comparative Politics concentration. The focus of the seminar varies depending on content and instructor. International Relations majors who have completed POL 10004, POL 10500 and 6 credit hours of courses in the International Relations-Comparative Politics concentration may request a prerequisite override from the Department of Political Science.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10500; and POL 10100 or POL 10300; and POL 30002 or POL 30003; and political science major.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

POL 40620     POLITICS OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Examines the role of social movements both in the United States and around the world. Focuses on labor, environmental, social justice and other initiatives in the push for political and economic democracy. North-South, public-private, labor-management and regional perspectives are emphasized.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10100 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

POL 40840     COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY      3 Credit Hours

Comparative analysis of foreign policy patterns and determinants on the basis of the examination of foreign policy of selected countries.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10300 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40930     U.S. FOREIGN POLICY      3 Credit Hours

Examines policy objectives, patterns of decision-making and foreign policy actions, roles of interest groups, public opinion, congress, executive and external influences on policy.

Prerequisite: POL 10004 or POL 10100 or POL 10500.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40980     COLUMBUS PROGRAM IN STATE ISSUES (ELR)      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Annual fall semester resident-study in Columbus. Students spend three days per week working at an internship and two days per week attending briefings and completing course studies.

Prerequisite: Minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practical Experience, Seminar

Contact Hours: 7 lecture, 24 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

POL 40981     WASHINGTON PROGRAM IN NATIONAL ISSUES (ELR)      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Annual spring semester resident-study in Washington, D.C. Credit hours divided among three units: lecture and course work, on-site briefings seminar and internship.

Prerequisite: Minimum 2.750 overall GPA; and junior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practical Experience, Seminar

Contact Hours: 7 lecture, 24 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

POL 40992     INTERNSHIP (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for maximum 6 credit hours) Allows academic credit for approved participation in variety of political processes, or as an intern with governmental or private agencies dealing with public affairs.

Prerequisite: Minimum 2.000 overall GPA; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience

Contact Hours: 3-9 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

POL 40993     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Workshop topic varies per course offering.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

POL 40995     SELECTED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Special course, not regularly offered. Subject varies depending on the emerging issue, staff availability and competencies.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 40996     INDEPENDENT STUDY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) For students desiring research into subjects beyond level of completed course work, or on subjects for which no regular course is offered.

Prerequisite: Any two of the following courses: POL 10004, POL 10100, POL 10300, and POL 10500; minimum 2.750 overall GPA; and junior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 50091     VARIABLE TOPIC SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 40091 and POL 70091) Variable topic seminar in political science.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 51191     SEMINAR: PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) For graduate students outside of political science who wish to take an undergraduate American government course for graduate credit. Students must meet all of the requirements of the 40000-level course and complete additional work as agreed upon by the instructor. May be taken more than once but never for more than 3 credit hours in any one semester. Instructor and course content may vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 51391     SEMINAR: PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) For graduate students outside of political science who wish to take an undergraduate public policy course for graduate credit. Students must meet all of the requirements of the 40000-level course and complete additional work as agreed upon by the instructor. May be taken more than once but never for more than 3 credit hours in any one semester. Instructor and course content may vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 51591     SEMINAR: PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) For graduate students outside of political science who wish to take an undergraduate international/comparative government course for graduate credit. Students must meet all of the requirements of the 40000-level course and complete additional work as agreed upon by the instructor. May be taken more than once but never for more than 3 credit hours in any one semester. Instructor and course content may vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 60002     SCOPE AND EPISTEMOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70002) Introduces students to the philosophy of science and scientific inquiry within the context of the social sciences. Course presents a broad survey of leading paradigms and debates within political science.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60003     QUANTITATIVE METHODS I      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70003) Provides a selective introduction to basic quantitative methods for the analysis of political and public policy data dealing with basic descriptive and inferential statistics.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60004     QUANTITATIVE METHODS II      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70004) Introduces students to multivariate quantitative techniques appropriate for the analysis of political and public policy data.

Prerequisite: POL 60003; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60010     QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70010) Introduces the principles and methods of qualitative research, examining the place of qualitative research alongside discussions about positivist, interpretivist and critical approaches. A variety of qualitative research methods are introduced including social observation and ethnography, interviewing, discourse analysis, oral history, document analysis, historical analysis and case studies.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60099     CAPSTONE SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

Directed research to use completed coursework to identify ways in which scholarship speaks to application, e.g., in the non-profit, policy, consulting or programming world.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Master's Project, Research

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

POL 60101     STATUS OF THE FIELD: AMERICAN POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70101) Course provides a broad survey of the policy-making process in the U.S. government. Coverage includes formal government structures, as well as more informal networks of private groups that seek to influence public policy at the national level.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60102     AMERICAN POLICY PROCESS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70102) Course emphasizes the politics of the policy process. Among topics covered are theories of policy formulation implementation and evaluation.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60103     CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENCY AND THE COURTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70103) Focuses on the three branches of the U.S. government, specifically Congress, the presidency and the judiciary. Coverage includes institutional rules and procedures that shape the incentives of these political actors and ultimately policy outcomes.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60105     FEDERALISM AND STATE POLICYMAKING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70105) Course covers the theory and practice of federalism, with emphasis on its consequences for policy outcomes. Students also examine the transformation of the policy role of state governments in recent years.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60106     URBAN POLICY AND POLITICS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70106) Urban public policy takes place within the context of suburbanization and metropolitan sprawl. Issues raised in this course include poverty, race and the role of business in local policymaking.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60108     AMERICAN POLITICAL BEHAVIOR      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70108) Explores scholarship on the behavior of non-elite political actors, including various forms of electoral participation, voting, psychological attachment, affect, cognition, perception, attitude and belief. Additional topics include ethnic, racial and gender politics; political participation; voting choice; political psychology; politics and networks; macro politics; and connecting individual-level and macro-level findings with democratic outcomes and citizen capacity.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60191     SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with POL 70191) Seminar on current and important topics in American politics and policy. Subject matter varies depending on the emerging issue. Course may be repeated for credit toward a degree with departmental approval.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60304     ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES OF POLICY-MAKING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70304) Course covers the concepts, techniques and conventions for assessing economic efficiency when this is one of the social and political goals relevant to public policymakers. Students are introduced to theories of cost-benefit analysis as they pertain to public policy.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60501     STATUS OF THE FIELD: TRANSNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70501) Course introduces students to the primary concepts, theories and subfields of comparative and transnational politics. Each field of study is reviewed along with the primary subfields of analysis.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60502     GLOBAL GOVERNANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70502) Course examines issues, problems and debates regarding global governance in the contemporary world. Of primary interest is the array of actors in this process, including nation-states, intergovernmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60503     FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70503) Course provides an overview of the diverse analytic traditions and issues that relate to the study of foreign policy. Areas of coverage include theories of foreign policy decision-making, levels of analysis and policy domains.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60507     CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AND RECONCILIATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70507) Cross-cultural analysis of transition, from mass violence to justice and from protracted conflict to democracy. Subjects of study include truth and reconciliation commissions, criminal tribunal's apologies reparations and other aids to conflict transformation.

Prerequisite: POL 60501; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60510     POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70510) Course surveys the scholarship on political development, examining the ways in which the conceptualization of development has evolved over time, looking specifically at institutionalization, state failure and the role of civil society.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60511     INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70511) Introduces students to the study of how politics and economics interact on a global scale, covering the major theories of the international political economy, the international monetary system, global trade, and the connections between international economics and domestic development.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60591     SEMINAR IN TRANSNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with POL 70591) Seminar on current and important topics in transnational and comparative politics and policy. Subject matter varies depending on the emerging issue.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60901     PROSEMINAR IN CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70901) Covers the historical development of the conflict analysis and management field; conflict theories; the dynamics by which conflicts escalate, stalemate and de-escalate; and theories of conflict intervention, resolution and transformation.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60902     POWER, CONFLICT AND THE POLITICS OF GENDER      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70902) Examines power disparities and gender as sources of conflict in multiple arenas—including family, community, workplace and the political sphere. The intersections of gender and power in the generation and resolution of social conflicts are examined. Emphases is placed on empowerment strategies and tactics used to transform gendered conflicts and redress power imbalances.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60903     IDENTITY DRIVEN CONFLICTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70903) Explores the roles played by ethnicity, race, religion, culture and other elements of identity in the generation, resolution and conduct of conflicts within and between groups. Physical and symbolic markers of difference are examined in order to understand both why groups differentiate themselves from one another and how mechanisms such as skin color, religious affiliation, ethnic background or cultural traditions can provide the impetus for conflict or the grounds for resolution.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60904     SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND NONVIOLENT CONFLICTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70904) The waging and escalating of conflicts by social movements through nonviolent actions frequently shifts conflicts from one stage to another while also contributing to conflict transformation and to substantive social and political changes. Course focuses on social movement theories and practices, and on the complicated dynamics of nonviolent action campaigns waged by social movements.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60906     POLITICAL VIOLENCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70906) Examines the dynamics, networks, interests and resource mobilization underlying state-sponsored political violence, focusing on “low-intensity conflict” and counter-insurgency, paramilitarism and genocide. Of special interest is the relationship of the state to various non-state actors, both perpetrators and victims, and the role of the international community in domestic-level violence.

Prerequisite: POL 60501 or POL 60901; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60907     TERRORISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 70907) Examines how governments try to adhere to the rule of law in managing terrorist threats in a post 9-11 era, striking a balance between the competing demands of public safety, personal freedom and human rights. Topics include understanding terrorism as a problem for western governments, the rule of law and human rights.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 60991     SEMINAR IN CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for maximum 9 credit hours)(Slashed with POL 70991) Seminar on current and important topics in conflict analysis and management. Course may be repeated for credit toward a degree with departmental approval.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 61094     COLLEGE TEACHING IN POLITICAL SCIENCE      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with POL 71094) Staff training and experience in college teaching; colloquia on professional ethics and responsibilities of political scientists. Maximum 4 credit hours applicable toward a degree with graduate studies committee approval.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 61098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Research or individual investigation. Credit hours may be applied toward meeting degree requirements with department approval and when a letter grade is given.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 61199     THESIS I      2-6 Credit Hours

Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester distributed over several semesters if desired.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

POL 61299     THESIS II      2 Credit Hours

Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: POL 61199; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

POL 69091     SEMINAR IN QUANTITATIVE METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for maximum 9 credit hours)(Slashed with POL 79091) Focuses on select topics in quantitative methods, including limited and categorical dependent variables, hierarchical linear models, panel data, structural equation modeling and Q Methodology. More than one seminar may be offered.

Prerequisite: POL 60004; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 69095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)(Slashed with POL 79095) Topic varies per course offering.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70002     SCOPE AND EPISTEMOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60002) Introduces students to the philosophy of science and scientific inquiry within the context of the social sciences. Course presents a broad survey of leading paradigms and debates within political science.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70003     QUANTITATIVE METHODS I      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60003) Provides a selective introduction to basic quantitative methods for the analysis of political and public policy data dealing with basic descriptive and inferential statistics.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70004     QUANTITATIVE METHODS II      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60004) Introduces students to multivariate quantitative techniques appropriate for the analysis of political and public policy data.

Prerequisite: POL 70003; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70010     QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60010) Introduces the principles and methods of qualitative research, examining the place of qualitative research alongside discussions about positivist, interpretivist and critical approaches. A variety of qualitative research methods are introduced including social observation and ethnography, interviewing, discourse analysis, oral history, document analysis, historical analysis and case studies.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70091     VARIABLE TOPIC SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 40091 and 50091) Variable topic seminar in political science.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70101     STATUS OF THE FIELD: AMERICAN POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60101) Course provides a broad survey of the policy-making process in the U.S. government. Coverage includes formal government structures, as well as more informal networks of private groups that seek to influence public policy at the national level.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70102     AMERICAN POLICY PROCESS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60102) Course emphasizes the politics of the policy process. Among topics covered are theories of policy formulation implementation and evaluation.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70103     CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENCY AND THE COURTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60103) Focuses on the three branches of the U.S. government, specifically Congress, the presidency and the judiciary. Coverage includes institutional rules and procedures that shape the incentives of these political actors and ultimately policy outcomes.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70105     FEDERALISM AND STATE POLICYMAKING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60105) Course covers the theory and practice of federalism, with emphasis on its consequences for policy outcomes. Students also examine the transformation of the policy role of state governments in recent years.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70106     URBAN POLICY AND POLITICS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60106) Urban public policy takes place within the context of suburbanization and metropolitan sprawl. Issues raised in this course include poverty, race and the role of business in local policymaking.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70108     AMERICAN POLITICAL BEHAVIOR      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60108) Explores scholarship on the behavior of non-elite political actors, including various forms of electoral participation, voting, psychological attachment, affect, cognition, perception, attitude and belief. Additional topics include ethnic, racial and gender politics; political participation; voting choice; political psychology; politics and networks; macro politics; and connecting individual-level and macro-level findings with democratic outcomes and citizen capacity.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70191     SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with POL 60191) Seminar on current and important topics in American politics and policy. Subject matter varies depending on the emerging issue. This course may be repeated for credit with departmental approval.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70195     SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for maximum 12 credit hours)(Slashed with PADM 60195) Topic varies per course offerings.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70198     RESEARCH IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Research or individual investigation. Credits earned may be applied toward a degree with department approval.

Prerequisite: Political science major; and doctoral standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 70304     ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES OF POLICY-MAKING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60304) Course covers the concepts, techniques and conventions for assessing economic efficiency when this is one of the social and political goals relevant to public policymakers. Students are introduced to theories of cost-benefit analysis as they pertain to public policy.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70371     GRADUATE INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60371) Introductory course to the theory and study of public administration. Topics include evolution and characteristics of the modern nation state; core functions of public bureaucracy in any nation state; intergovernmental relations; formal and informal institutions and their role in policy; legal-regulatory processes; historical evolution of public administration as an academic field; and major paradigms in organization theory and internal organizational dynamics.

Prerequisite: Political science major; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70377     PUBLIC BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60377) Focuses on two aspects of public financial analysis: budgeting and financial management. The topics in budgeting are the basic purposes of budgets as mechanisms of resource control and allocation, and as legal documents; distinct budget formats and cross-walking of formats; budget preparation; legislative review; implementation and auditing. The topics in financial management are the mechanisms and tools for financing public operations, debt management, fund accounting, analyzing budgets and forecasting.

Prerequisite: Political Science major; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70379     PROGRAM EVALUATION I      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60379) Introduction to evaluation of government programs. Emphasis on familiarizing students with the theory and specifically the techniques utilized under different evaluation formats.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70386     PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60386) Management of information technology systems in the public sector. Specific focus on: planning and acquisition of hardware and software and networking technologies, organizational governance and implementation, information security and privacy, legal requirements, IT service delivery and emerging enterprise technologies.

Prerequisite: Political Science major; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70387     ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60387) An introduction to electronic governance with an emphasis on public administration. Examines the implications of information and communication technology in public organizations with regard to democracy, civic engagement and performance improvement. Through case studies from the United States and across the world, students become familiar with the factors and issues surrounding the implementation of electronic governance on a comparative basis.

Prerequisite: Political Science major; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70392     INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit maximum three times) Provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience and be exposed to processes of public decision making and policy development.

Prerequisite: Political Science major; and doctoral standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practical Experience

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 70470     PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60470) Focus is on students internalizing their role in the public service as stewards of the public trust. Topics covered include dimensions of stewardship: maintaining personal honor, protecting the liberty and dignity of the citizen, dimensions of justice, anti-corruption, incorporating principles of stewardship in their personal decision making and throughout the organization.

Prerequisite: Political Science major; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70471     NONPROFIT LAW      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60471) Introduction to legal issues for nonprofit organizations in the United States, including types of IRS tax-exempt status, basic requirements for establishing and operating nonprofit organizations specifically in Ohio.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70472     NONPROFIT BOARD-EXECUTIVE RELATIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60472) Key aspects of effective nonprofit governance, major roles of nonprofit board members and their responsibilities and governance structures.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70475     CAPSTONE SEMINAR      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with PADM 60475) Students complete an approved, written project that is analytical and research-based.

Prerequisite: Political Science major; and doctoral standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 70477     NONPROFIT FINANCIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60477) Successful strategies for fundraising and resource development for nonprofit organizations. Students are exposed to fundraising in practice and write a resource development plan.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70501     STATUS OF THE FIELD: TRANSNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60501) Course introduces students to the primary concepts, theories and subfields of comparative and transnational politics. Each field of study is reviewed along with the primary subfields of analysis.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70502     GLOBAL GOVERNANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60502) Course examines issues, problems and debates regarding global governance in the contemporary world. Of primary interest is the array of actors in this process, including nation-states, intergovernmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70503     FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60503) Course provides an overview of the diverse analytic traditions and issues that relate to the study of foreign policy. Areas of coverage include theories of foreign policy decision-making, levels of analysis and policy domains.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70507     CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AND RECONCILIATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60507) Cross-cultural analysis of transition, from mass violence to justice and from protracted conflict to democracy. Subjects of study include truth and reconciliation commissions, criminal tribunal's apologies reparations and other aids to conflict transformation.

Prerequisite: POL 70501; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70510     POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60510) Course surveys the scholarship on political development, examining the ways in which the conceptualization of development has evolved over time, looking specifically at institutionalization, state failure and the role of civil society.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70511     INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60511) Introduces students to the study of how politics and economics interact on a global scale, covering the major theories of the international political economy, the international monetary system, global trade, and the connections between international economics and domestic development.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70574     STRATEGIC PLANNING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with PADM 60574) Introduction to the practice of strategic planning as it relates to policy design and implementation by public and nonprofit organizations.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70591     SEMINAR IN TRANSNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60591) (Repeatable for credit) Seminar on current and important topics in transnational and comparative politics and policy. Subject matter varies depending on the emerging issue. This course may be repeated for credit with departmental approval.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70901     PROSEMINAR IN CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60901) Covers the historical development of the conflict analysis and management field; conflict theories; the dynamics by which conflicts escalate, stalemate and de-escalate; and theories of conflict intervention, resolution and transformation.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70902     POWER, CONFLICT AND THE POLITICS OF GENDER      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60902) Examines power disparities and gender as sources of conflict in multiple arenas—including family, community, workplace and the political sphere. The intersections of gender and power in the generation and resolution of social conflicts are examined. Emphases is placed on empowerment strategies and tactics used to transform gendered conflicts and redress power imbalances.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70903     IDENTITY DRIVEN CONFLICTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60903) Explores the roles played by ethnicity, race, religion, culture and other elements of identity in the generation, resolution and conduct of conflicts within and between groups. Physical and symbolic markers of difference are examined in order to understand both why groups differentiate themselves from one another and how mechanisms such as skin color, religious affiliation, ethnic background or cultural traditions can provide the impetus for conflict or the grounds for resolution.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70904     SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND NONVIOLENT CONFLICTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60904) The waging and escalating of conflicts by social movements through nonviolent actions frequently shifts conflicts from one stage to another while also contributing to conflict transformation and to substantive social and political changes. Course focuses on social movement theories and practices, and on the complicated dynamics of nonviolent action campaigns waged by social movements.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70906     POLITICAL VIOLENCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60906) Examines the dynamics, networks, interests and resource mobilization underlying state-sponsored political violence, focusing on “low-intensity conflict” and counter-insurgency, paramilitarism and genocide. Of special interest is the relationship of the state to various non-state actors, both perpetrators and victims, and the role of the international community in domestic-level violence.

Prerequisite: POL 70501 or POL 70901; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70907     TERRORISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with POL 60907) Examines how governments try to adhere to the rule of law in managing terrorist threats in a post 9-11 era, thus striking a balance between the competing demands of public safety, personal freedom, and human rights. Topics include understanding terrorism as a problem for western governments, the rule of law, and human rights.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 70991     SEMINAR IN CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Repeatable for maximum 9 credit hours)(Slashed with POL 60991) Seminar on current and important topics in conflict analysis and management. Course may be repeated for credit toward a degree with departmental approval.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 71094     COLLEGE TEACHING IN POLITICAL SCIENCE      1 Credit Hour

(Repeatable for credit)(Slashed with POL 61094) Staff training and experience in college teaching; colloquia on professional ethics and responsibilities of political scientists. Maximum 4 credit hours applicable toward a degree with graduate studies committee approval.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 79091     SEMINAR IN QUANTITATIVE METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for maximum 9 credit hours)(Slashed with POL 69091) Focuses on select topics in quantitative methods, including limited and categorical dependent variables, hierarchical linear models, panel data, structural equation modeling and Q Methodology. More than one seminar may be offered.

Prerequisite: POL 70004; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 79095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours)(Slashed with POL 69095) Topic varies per course offering.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POL 81098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Research or individual investigation for doctoral students who have not yet passed their candidacy examination. Credits may be applied toward degree if department approves and when letter grade is given.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

POL 81199     DISSERTATION I      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Doctoral dissertation, for which registration in at least two semesters is required, and the first of which will be semester in which dissertation work is begun and continuing until the completion of 30 hours.

Prerequisite: Doctoral standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

POL 81299     DISSERTATION II      15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Continuing registration required for doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: POL 81199; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Dissertation

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP