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 Political Science Majors
Correlate Sequence in American Politics: Political Science 140; three courses at the 200-level in the subfield of American politics; one additional related 200-level course (to be determined by the correlate sequence adviser and the student); and a 300-level graded course in the subfield of American politics.
Correlate Sequence in International Politics: Political Science 160; three courses at the 200-level in the subfield of international politics; one additional related 200-level course (to be determined by the correlate sequence adviser and the student); and a 300-level graded course in the subfield of international politics.
Correlate Sequence in Political Theory: Political Science 170; three courses at the 200-level in the subfield of political theory; one additional related 200-level course (to be determined by the correlate sequence adviser and the student); and a 300-level graded course in the subfield of political theory.
politicalscience.vassar.edu /majors.html   (1081 words)

 Computer Science
Topics to be covered include the history and development of computing, legal issues associated with computing (including the right to privacy, intellectual property rights, and liability) and social/moral issues associated with computing.
Topics to be covered include advanced data structures (graphs, priority queues, various tree structures), advanced sorting and search techniques, recursion, hashing, basic algorithmic design techniques (divide and conquer, greedy, backtracking, etc.) and the fundamentals of algorithm analysis and computational complexity.
Topics to be covered include all phases of the software life cycle, project planning, requirements gathering and analysis, specifications, design paradigms, implementation, various testing strategies, CASE tools, and other current topics.
www.simpson.edu /courses/cmsc.html   (1375 words)

 Political Science
Topics to be covered include the nature of the institutional Presidency, the President as policy-maker with particular emphasis on the conduct of foreign affairs and the central problems involved in maintaining the Presidency as a politically responsible institution.
Topics to be covered include federalism and the organization and political processes of the states and cities in America.
Topics to be covered include the nature of criminal law, the rules of criminal procedure and the roles of lawyers and judges in the system.
www.simpson.edu /courses/posc.html   (1264 words)

 Wabash College: Political Science Crawfordsville, Indiana
Comparative Politics is a sprawling field of inquiry in which scholars investigate issues ranging from the origins of revolution to the family planning policies of various governments, from democratization to land seizures by peasant communities in different countries.
Prerequisite: Political Science 122 or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisite: Political Science 242 or 111 or consent of the instructor.
www.wabash.edu /academics/political_science/courses   (1969 words)

 Top20PoliticalScience.com - Guide to Political Science Education.
Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior.
Political science, as one of the social sciences, uses methods and techniques that relate to the kinds of inquiries sought: primary sources such as historical documents and official records, secondary sources such as scholarly journal articles, survey research, statistical analysis, and model building.
Integrating political studies of the past into a unified discipline is an ongoing project, and the history of political science has provided a rich field for the growth of both normative and positive political science, with each part of the discipline sharing some historical predecessors.
www.top20politicalscience.com   (1431 words)

 Graduate Program in Political Science
Political Theory covers a wide variety of intellectual traditions, focusing on interpretative, critical, hermeneutic, democratic, phenomenological, transformational, feminist, gender, contextual, nonviolent and aesthetic approaches.
The faculty shares the assumption that the meaning of the subject matter of political theory -whether it is a text, a community, a revolution, or a political establishment- depends significantly on the concerns of those who presume to interpret it.
Whether the focus is on a class of political philosophy, a legislative act, a health policy, or a political movement, we see ourselves engaged in imposing and exposing meanings.
www.politicalscience.hawaii.edu /gradstudy.htm   (3803 words)

 Political Science
Political science courses can be combined with courses in other areas such as criminal justice, environmental studies, or business to prepare for careers in both the public and private sector.
Political Science students are active in (and often lead) the student government, the campus organizations of both political parties, the NAACP, and service organizations.
Topics include politics and religion in the United States, the proper role of religion in American public life, the relation between religion and state in the Islamic world, religion and conflict situations, and the role of religion in conflict resolution.
www.shsu.edu /catalog/pol.html   (3499 words)

 Graduate School, Temple University
Development of political science as a field; analyzes issues in philosophy of social science; examines key concepts and approaches to major fields in political science.
Topics covered include the development of political parties and interest group politics, political economy, the welfare state, democratization/marketization in Eastern Europe, and European integration (EU).
Focus is on competing explanations for the evolution and operations of the international political economy, the history of that evolution and -- through a study of the politics of globalization -- its possible future(s) as well.
www.temple.edu /gradcourses/cla/gsc_d02422.htm   (2113 words)

 PoliSci Majors
Overall the Department of Political Science presently satisfies for 240 students the College requirement that a student must have a major after a certain point in her or his college career.
We therefore prepare students with the basis for careers or graduate education in the field of political science in the context of a strong background in the liberal arts.
Topics include: international law and the individual; title to territory, air and space; the Law of the Sea; international agreements; peaceful settlement of disputes; the laws of war; neutrality; international environmental law; and the future of international law.
www.iup.edu /politicalscience/programs/d-outcm.html   (3554 words)

 PCC :: History Major with Political Science Concentration
A major in history with a concentration in political science provides the student with an opportunity to study the institution of government and its role in society.
Courses that focus on political topics such as America's founding, public administration, and political theory are taken alongside courses such as social ethics which help to place political behavior in an ethical context.
Traditionally, students with training in political science have pursued careers in areas such as politics, law, journalism, and education.
www.pcci.edu /Academics/Majors/ArtsandSciences/PoliticalScience.html   (245 words)

 Political Science
It is assumed, however, that M.A. students have a basic understanding of elementary statistics and the undergraduate content of the political science fields of concentration that they wish to study.
Political science faculty and the department’s curriculum are organized into four areas of concentration.
Faculty emphasize political behavior and use survey research, experimental designs, and content analysis to collect data and conduct statistical analyses of mass voting patterns, campaign strategies, party politics, the role of the media in political communication, agenda setting and policy development in Congress, and elite-mass linkages.
www.asu.edu /aad/catalogs/2004-2005/graduate/political-science.html   (1442 words)

 Political Science Courses
An overview of Western political thought from the enlightenment to the present with particular focus on the origin, nature, function, structure, and organization of the state and it's relation to the citizens governed by it.
This is the capstone course for political science and international studies.
Topics discussed include containment, deterrence, the nuclear arms race, humanitarian intervention and the use of force,economic assistance and trade, and a number of regional and thematic issues.
www2.mcdaniel.edu /Poli_Sci/courses.htm   (1343 words)

 Political Science Department
Political science is the study of people’s behavior as it relates to power and public organizations.
Political Science 100, a graduation requirement for all students, is not part of the major, but is a prerequisite to further work in political science.
Political Science 100 or its equivalent is the prerequisite for all upper-division political science courses.
www.fullerton.edu /catalog/academic_departments/posc.asp   (5560 words)

The curricula may be selected by students who intend to adopt political science as a major or a minor, or by those who wish to take political science courses as an elective field for enrichment in the liberal arts.
Introduction to political behavior; influences of culture; ideology and social structure on political life; group influences on political behavior and major factors in leadership; psychological bases of participation in normal and extreme politics.
A study of representative literature in the field of Political Science with emphasis upon the underlying methodological assumptions, analysis of statistical techniques employed with respect to appropriateness, evaluation of research design and application, and evaluation of validity of conclusion, with recommendations for replication or improvement.
www.csun.edu /search/cat9698/PoliticalScience.htm   (4478 words)

 Political Science
Political scientists study such struggles, both small and large, in an effort to develop general principles or theories about the way the world of politics works.
Although political scientists are prone to debate and disagreement, the majority view the discipline as a genuine science.
Since political scientists construct and assess theories in accordance with the principles of the scientific method, writing in the field conveys the rigor, objectivity, and logical consistency that characterize this method.
www.unc.edu /depts/wcweb/handouts/polisci.html   (2679 words)

 Political Science Course Descriptions
Basic concepts of political science with major emphasis on origin, principles, organization, and nature of American federal system and its politics.
Analysis of ideologies, political cultures, and governmental structures of several different countries.
Political systems of variety of nations chosen for study.
www.stchas.edu /coursedesc/politicalscience.shtml   (219 words)

 Political Science
A basic study of theory, practice and practitioners of political democracy, its roots, development, present application and problems and future.
Analysis of selected topics in normative, empirical and ideological political theory and their impact upon practitioners of politics.
Specially planned readings in political science for the graduate student who encounters scheduling problems in the completion of his/her degree program, or who has special preparatory needs and who is adjudged by the political science department to be capable of pursuing a highly independent course of study.
www.unomaha.edu /graduate/catalog/1996-97/degree/political.html   (950 words)

 American Scientists Decry Bush Science Policies
Speakers at the national meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science expressed concern Sunday that some scientists in key federal agencies are being ignored or even pressured to change study conclusions that don't support policy positions.
The speakers also said that Bush's proposed 2005 federal budget is slashing spending for basic research and reducing investments in education designed to produce the nation's future scientists.
We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
www.commondreams.org /headlines05/0221-27.htm   (880 words)

 Motlow College Political Science Course Descriptions
This course is a study of the basic features of American government with emphasis on constitutional principles and the structure and functions of the three branches of national government.
This course is a study of the forms and functions of state and local government in the United States, with particular emphasis on government in the state of Tennessee.
Selected topics in political science is a specially designed course for students interested in pursuing specific study projects under the supervision of a discipline instructor and approved by an advisor, the course instructor, and the Dean of Humanities and Social Science.
www.mscc.edu /programs/cd_politicalscience.html   (144 words)

 Susquehanna University Department of Political Science
Susquehanna's Department of Political Science offers a challenging opportunity to become more politically literate about the United States and other countries and about the socio-economic and political forces that affect the present and the future.
The program provides students with a strong foundation in basic analytical and communication skills that may be applied to a wide variety of careers.
The department encourages political science students to complement their major with a minor in another field.
www.susqu.edu /polisci   (235 words)

 Political Science
The focus of the course is on the ideas of political thought that retain their relevance for today's society.
As an expansion of one of the fundamental goals of the political parties, the essential role of elections in a mass democracy will be examined in detail.
While largely a political history within the global context of the Cold War, Soviet internal and foreign policies were guided by the leaders of the Communist Party.
www.dsu.nodak.edu /Catalog_98/classes/political_science.htm   (1094 words)

 Subfield: Comparative Politics
Comparative politics at the Graduate School explores the similarities and differences among political systems within and across major geographic regions.
As with other political science subfields at the Graduate Center, the program in comparative politics encourages students to identify and pursue the topic of their dissertation early and systematically, through seminar papers and individual advising.
As soon as the written qualifying examinations in comparative politics and one minor subfield have been passed, students prepare a dissertation proposal and submit to an oral examination of five professors covering all subfields of political science and specialized knowledge related to the dissertation.
web.gc.cuny.edu /Politicalscience/pages/program/subcomparative.htm   (504 words)

 Political science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, there arose a more diffuse arena for political studies.
Truman State University Political Science Research Design Handbook
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_science   (1171 words)

 Internet Public Library: Political Science
The art or science of governing, especially of a political entity, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs.
Political Database for the Americas "provides documentary and statistical political information for the countries in both North America and South America." Data includes constitutions, electoral laws, legislative and executive branch information and election statistics.
A compilation of links to the working papers of political science scholars, institutes, and organizations.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/law30.00.00   (558 words)

 Political Science Resources/Periodicals
As of November 1996, there was only one political science title but related journals under education and law
Political Science Electronic Journals at the University of Michigan
Political assessments of Congressional races in the 50 states
www.lib.umich.edu /govdocs/psper.html   (1953 words)

 Statistical Resources on the Web/Political Science
Data on the political divisions in Congress since the 34th Congress
Data by political party, income, fl/white, education, occupation, and union membership
Studies and data on a variety of topics (guns, stress, abortion, smoking) appear in the Library section of the menu
www.lib.umich.edu /govdocs/stpolisc.html   (2343 words)

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