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Course Descriptions

POS 216 - Special Topics in Political Science

3 Credits

This course is designed to address specific topics of interest in political science. Offerings are more specific and focused than the introductory surveys. Examples of potential offerings could include The American Presidency, Comparative Public Policy, American National Security, and Urban Politics in a Comparative Perspective. Topics may change from semester to semester based on faculty and student interest. The classes will be primarily lecture and discussion based.

Learning Attributes: WR

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain political events or phenomena within the framework of political science.
2. Analyze theories or concepts used in political science regarding political events or phenomena.
3. Assess the limits on the power of government or people in domestic or international contexts.
4. Compare the historical or social influences on political events or phenomena.
5. Describe policy alternatives to current political institutions.
6. Explain the organization and development of varying political systems or patterns of governance.
7. Assess the influences and processes in which the United States constructs foreign or national security policy.
8. Synthesize theoretical, empirical, or analytical understandings of political events or phenomena.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022