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 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
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, approval of the student's thesis supervisor. Individual investigation of an original problem submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the graduate school. Offered occasionally.
PSC 721 THESIS/PROJECT CONTINUATION
PSC 722 THESIS/PROJECT EXTENDED