Political Science (PSC)
PSC 500 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
Public administration and related areas of public policy: personnel comparative and historical aspects; public budgeting; organizational structure; agency management; decision making, evaluation, and policy analysis; ethical issues and administrative law.
Equivalent Course: PAD 500
PSC 588 TOPICS COURSE
PSC 590 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Equivalent Course: PAD 590
PSC 594 GRADUATE WORKSHOP
PSC 605 POLITICS OF THE THIRD WORLD
Leading issues and challenges found in the developing world. Examination of development in terms of democratization; religion and politics; cultural pluralism, ethnic and national identity, and nationalism; women and development; agrarian reform; urbanization; revolution; the military; political economy; and globalization. Special focus on development aid, trade, and the UN Millennium Goals.
PSC 606 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Theories of international relations; statecraft and diplomacy; international organizations and international law; peace and security.
PSC 607 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Foundations of the American constitutional system; federalism, separation of powers, and role of the states; political parties, pressure groups, and electoral processes; the president, bureaucracy, Congress, and courts.
PSC 612 CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST
Characteristic cultural features of the Middle Eastern countries, with emphasis on Islam; interaction with the Western world; cultural and social changes under way; fundamentalism; problems typical of the developing countries.
Equivalent Course: HIS 602
PSC 690 MASTER'S PROJECT
Research or investigation of a particular problem, planned and carried out by student with consultation and guidance from instructor.
Equivalent Course: PAD 690
PSC 695 MASTER'S THESIS
PSC 721 THESIS/PROJECT CONTINUATION
PSC 722 THESIS/PROJECT EXTENDED