Political Science (PSC)

PSC 500 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY

3, 3/0

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

3, 3/0

PSC 590 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3, 0/0

Equivalent Course: PAD 590

PSC 594 GRADUATE WORKSHOP

1-3, 0/0

See the Graduate Course Catalog

PSC 605 POLITICS OF THE THIRD WORLD

3, 3/0

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

3, 3/0

Theories of international relations; statecraft and diplomacy; international organizations and international law; peace and security.

PSC 607 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

3, 3/0

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

3, 3/0

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

3, 0/0

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

3, 0/0

See the Graduate Course Catalog

PSC 721 THESIS/PROJECT CONTINUATION

0, 0/0

PSC 722 THESIS/PROJECT EXTENDED

0, 0/0