Political Science Options

POLS 2305. Workshop in International Organizations (0-3-3) Prerequisite: POLS 1101 with grade of "C" or better. The workings of international organizations via participation in model competitions or simulations.

POLS 2401. Global Issues (3-0-3) This courses introduces students to contemporary issues in global affairs. It assumes no prior knowledge of international relations. The course examines problems facing the global community, as well as the prospects for governments, individuals, and international groups to address those problems. Issues include population and demographics, natural resources and the environment, the globalization of the economy, terrorism and threats to security, development and technology, global security, ethics, human rights, and the role of the United States and other regional powers in world affairs.

POLS 2555. Selected Topics in Politics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 1101 with a grade of C or better. This lower-division course will examine contemporary political issues. Topic will vary with the instructor.

POLS 3117. Conflict Resolution (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 2101 with a grade of C or better. An analysis of the nature of conflict and the methods to resolve conflict with an emphasis on collaborative problem solving and mediation. A research project and supporting specialized reading will be required

POLS 3155. Law School: Methods and Tactics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 2101 with a grade of C or better. A comprehensive overview of the procedures and techniques essential for success in law school. Essential skills and strategies with be emphasized including writing skills, time management, the Socratic methodology, and trial tactics. Special emphasis is placed on inductive and deductive reasoning.

POLS 3555. Selected Topics In Political Science (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 2101. This course will examine issues related to government and institutions in the public sector. Topics will vary with the instructor. Course may be taken three times for credit only if the topic varies.

POLS 4698. Internship (0-0-{3-6}) Prerequisites: POLS 2101 and approval of Department Chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Experience in the field with an approved agency or company under the supervision of the instructor. (S/U grading)

POLS 4899. Directed Study (0-0-{1-3}) Prerequisites: POLS 2101, 21 hours in POLS courses and approval of Department Chair. May be taken a maximum of 3 times for credit and may not substitute for any required POLS course.