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Political Science Course Descriptions

POLI 100*Introduction to Political Science — 3 Cr Hours
 A comparative study of the theories of world politics, levels of political analysis, international law and international political economy.  A strong emphasis will be placed on current situations and future projections of inter/intranational issues.
POLI 105Grant Writing – 3 Credit Hours
 This course is intended to introduce the student to grant seeking and proposal writing as a means to sustain or develop projects and activities that fulfill or enhance the service intent of the organization. The proposal components of goals, objectives, budgets, and assessments will be explored in detail.
POLI 200Public Policy – 3 Credit Hours 
 This course is an introduction to the public policy process in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on policy making at the national level, but the state and local process will also be explored. Students will be able to glean why public policies are adopted or rejected and how they affect individuals, families, and community. Prerequisite: POLI100 or consent of instructor.
POLI 310U.S. Constitution and Government—3 Credit Hours
 This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge about the history and development of the United States government.  It provides information about the history and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States as well as information about the political history of the nation at the local, state, and national levels.
POLI 320Political History — 3 Credit Hours
 This course is classified as a history elective.  It focuses on political events or theories in a historical context. Under different subtitles, the course may be repeated for credit. Possible subtitles may include: The Age of Revolutions, Colonization and Decolonization, or European Political Thought.