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Course ID:POLS 1101. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Government
Course
Description:
Government and politics in the United States, including the philosophical and constitutional foundations, political institutions such as Congress and the presidency, political practices such as voting, and civil rights and liberties.
Athena Title:American Government
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 1101E, POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 1101E. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Government
Course
Description:
Government and politics in the United States, including the philosophical and constitutional foundations, political institutions such as Congress and the presidency, political practices such as voting, and civil rights and liberties.
Athena Title:American Government
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 1101, POLS 1105H
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 1105H. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Government (Honors)
Course
Description:
Government and politics in the United States, including the philosophical and constitutional foundations, political institutions such as Congress and the presidency, political practices such as voting, and civil rights and liberties.
Athena Title:American Government (Honors)
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 1101, POLS 1101E
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 2000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Political Science
Course
Description:
Designed to introduce beginning students to political science. Focus will be on the study of politics, including theoretical perspectives, substantive areas, and issues in designing political research.
Athena Title:Intro to Political Science
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 2000H
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 1101E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 2000H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Political Science (Honors)
Course
Description:
Honors course designed to introduce students to the study of politics. Focus will be on theoretical perspectives, substantive areas, and issues in designing political research.
Athena Title:INTRO POL SCIENCE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 2000
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 3000E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Political Theory
Course
Description:
The first two-thirds of the course is a selective survey of the history of Western political thought covering works by Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx, among others. The final one-third of the course introduces students to John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice and other works of contemporary political theory.
Athena Title:Intro to Political Theory
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3000
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Political Theory
Course
Description:
Political theory for students with little or no previous course work in the area. Focuses on one or more important political concepts or phenomena (e.g., power, freedom, or political ambition) and as entry-point into various approaches and literatures within the field.
Athena Title:Intro to Political Theory
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3000E
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 3100H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Issues in Political Philosophy (Honors)
Course
Description:
Basic questions in political philosophy, e.g., purposes of government, forms of government, relationships of government and the individual, and the limits of political authority.
Athena Title:ISSUES POL PHILO H
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Administration
Course
Description:
The actors and agencies in the administration of criminal law in the United States. Surveys processes critical to criminal punishment: arrest, bail, prosecution, conviction, sentencing, and corrections.
Athena Title:CRIMINAL JUST ADMIN
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 3610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Race and the Law
Course
Description:
Race is a culturally controversial topic, and attempts at dialogue frequently devolve into “I’m right, you’re wrong” dichotomies. This course focuses on the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence and equips students with constitutional law theory and critical thinking skills required to understand the dynamic relationship between Court cases and race in education.
Athena Title:Race and the Law
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 1101E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 3700W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Course
Description:
Fundamental principles of social science research and related research design. Structured to develop students' abilities to think clearly, critically, and logically about social science issues through the scientific evaluation of empirical issues and evidence.
Athena Title:Research Methods Crim Justice
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3700, SOCI 3700
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H or SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 3700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Course
Description:
Fundamental principles of social science research and related research design. Structured to develop students' abilities to think clearly, critically, and logically about social science issues through the scientific evaluation of empirical issues and evidence.
Athena Title:Research Methods in Crim Just
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 3700W, SOCI 3700W
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Philosophy to Machiavelli
Course
Description:
Selected works of such writers as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas, concluding with the rejection of classical thought by Machiavelli.
Athena Title:POL PHIL TO MACHIAV
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Nietzsche
Course
Description:
The development of modern political philosophy through the analysis of selected works of such writers as Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche.
Athena Title:HOBBES TO NIETZSCHE
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Political Thought
Course
Description:
Major issues in contemporary political thought with attention to the theoretical roots of major contemporary ideologies.
Athena Title:CONTEMP POL THOUGHT
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4040. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Thought
Course
Description:
The ideas about human nature and government that have shaped political practice and debate in America. The principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, as developed by Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton, and the interpretation of these principles by such statesmen as Lincoln and Wilson. Other topics include black political thought and current liberal-conservative debates.
Athena Title:AMER POL THOUGHT
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Problems in Democratic Theory
Course
Description:
Major issues in theoretical discussions of democracy, such as the nature of democratic government, its purposes, its justification, its limitations, and the conditions necessary for its maintenance.
Athena Title:PROB DEMOCRAT THEOR
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theories of Political Choice
Course
Description:
Methods for individual choice in the face of political alternatives. The role of individual decision making in orienting political behavior and determining how and when political actors come into conflict or behave cooperatively.
Athena Title:THEORIES POL CHOICE
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4071. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Choice and Elections
Course
Description:
Introduces students to the mathematics of social choice theory and its application to elections. Topics include problems with preference aggregation, Arrow's impossibility theorem, Sen's liberal paradox, and the paradox of apportionment. The course helps students understand the pragmatic and philosophical issues related to democratic decision making and elections.
Athena Title:SOC CHOICE & ELEC
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and (POLS 2000 or POLS 2000H)
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4072. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Economy
Course
Description:
An introduction to the relation between government and the economy. Topics include liberal versus conservative approaches to economic policy, the impact of economic conditions on election outcomes, and the balance between markets and the public sector. The course helps students evaluate different ideological conceptions of government's role in society.
Athena Title:POLITICAL ECONOMY
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and (POLS 2000 or POLS 2000H)
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4073. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Choice and Institutions
Course
Description:
Applies the basic models of social choice theory and game theory to the study of political institutions. Models of legislative, executive, and judicial structures are covered. Other institutions studied may include groups, parties, and the media.
Athena Title:SOC CH INSTITUTIONS
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and (POLS 2000 or POLS 2000H)
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Legal Theory
Course
Description:
The course focuses on the form of reasoning that judges employ in deciding cases and aims to provide students with an understanding of some of the major issues and controversies faced by courts in interpreting and evaluating legal arguments.
Athena Title:LEGAL THEORY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Justice
Course
Description:
An exploration of the theoretical basis for claims about social justice. In particular, what kinds of arguments ground persuasive claims about the moral acceptability of the rules and institutions that govern the distribution of social goods?
Athena Title:SOCIAL JUSTICE
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4090H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Justice (Honors)
Course
Description:
Honors course designed to introduce students to the study of theories of social justice. Focus will be on introducing the major theoretical approaches to justice, examining issues relating to the justice of institutions, and designing research questions relating to theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.
Athena Title:SOCIAL JUSTICE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4090
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4105H. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Development (Honors)
Course
Description:
American political development, with emphasis on historical development, political institutions, and the branches of government. Political change during the past 200+ years will be examined in light of theories of development.
Athena Title:AMER POL DEV HONORS
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4105. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Development
Course
Description:
American political development, with emphasis on historical development, political institutions, and the branches of government. Political change during the past 200+ years will be examined in light of theories of development.
Athena Title:AMER POL DEVELOP
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4150H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Political Science (Honors)
Course
Description:
Issues in research design and data analysis in political science. Focus will be on role of theory, hypothesis testing, measurement, and statistical applications used to address political research questions. Recommended for majors, especially those planning to attend graduate school in political science.
Athena Title:Research Methods in Poli Sci H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4150
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Political Science
Course
Description:
The qualitative and quantitative techniques for measurement, analysis, and inference of political data. Recommended for majors, especially those planning to attend graduate school.
Athena Title:Research Methods in Poli Sci
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4150H
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4190. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Political Theory/Methods
Course
Description:
Selected writers, themes, or methodologies in political theory.
Athena Title:SP TOPICS POL THEOR
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4190H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Political Theory/Methods (Honors)
Course
Description:
Selected writers, themes, or methodologies in political theory.
Athena Title:SP TOPICS THEO HNRS
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4207H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Political Simulations (Honors)
Course
Description:
Captures the interplay between domestic and foreign policy in the creation of federal legislation. Consists of discussions of American domestic politics and the role of the United States in the world, along with an advanced simulation in which students play various governmental actors.
Athena Title:ADV POL SIMULATIONS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4207H
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4400H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Psychology (Honors)
Course
Description:
Examination of how psychological processes and concepts can influence political attitudes and behavior. This includes various aspects of human psychology, such as personality, motivation, values, and morality, as well as information processing, emotions, and group identities.
Athena Title:Political Psychology Honors
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4400
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Psychology
Course
Description:
Examination of how psychological processes and concepts can influence political attitudes and behavior. This includes various aspects of human psychology, such as personality, motivation, values, and morality, as well as information processing, emotions, and group identities.
Athena Title:Political Psychology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4400H
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Morality and Politics
Course
Description:
Political attitudes get connected to a person’s sense of right and wrong, and there are consequences for politics. This course will investigate how moral psychology affects political attitudes and behavior, covering various theories about how morality and politics intersect. It will raise important normative questions about the moralization of politics.
Athena Title:Morality and Politics
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4410H
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4410H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Morality and Politics (Honors)
Course
Description:
Political attitudes get connected to a person’s sense of right and wrong, and there are consequences for politics. This course will investigate how moral psychology affects political attitudes and behavior, covering various theories about how morality and politics intersect. It will raise important normative questions about the moralization of politics.
Athena Title:Morality and Politics Honors
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4410
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Opinion and American Democracy
Course
Description:
Major methods and findings of survey research, with particular attention to attitudes and beliefs and their implications for the role of citizens in a representative democracy.
Athena Title:PUB OPIN AMER DEMO
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4520/6520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Electoral Behavior
Course
Description:
Factors which contribute to electoral choice and the dynamics of voting in the American political system.
Athena Title:ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4520H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Electoral Behavior (Honors)
Course
Description:
Factors that contribute to electoral choice and the dynamics of voting in American presidential and congressional elections.
Athena Title:ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4520/6520
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4530H. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Parties: Understanding Their Origin and Development (Honors)
Course
Description:
The origins and development of American political parties from the colonial period to the 21st century. Focus on determining why the American party system is distinct relative to other party systems. Develop a fine understanding of the nature of all dimensions of contemporary political parties and why they evolved as they have.
Athena Title:AMER POL PARTIES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4530
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4530. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Parties
Course
Description:
Political organizations that contest elections and seek to control government in the United States. Particular emphasis will be placed on the two major political parties, as well as the future of the American party system.
Athena Title:AMER POL PARTIES
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Interest Group Politics
Course
Description:
The role of organized groups in the United States political system. Special attention given to interest group formation and maintenance, legislative and executive branch lobbying, and the impact of interest groups on legislative behavior in light of theories of representation.
Athena Title:INTEREST GROUP POL
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4540H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Interest Group Politics (Honors)
Course
Description:
Focus on the creation, organization, and maintenance of interest groups; group lobbying activity in Washington, DC; and group campaign activity throughout the United States.
Athena Title:INTEREST GROUPS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4540
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Government and the Mass Media
Course
Description:
The mass media and its relationship to campaigns and elections, the exercise of political leadership, the formation of public policy, and the development of democratic governance.
Athena Title:GOVT AND MASS MEDI
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4560. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Politics
Course
Description:
African American political behavior, including the theoretical underpinnings of political action, the electoral preferences of African Americans, and the role of African Americans in United States political institutions.
Athena Title:AFRICAN AMER POL
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4600. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Legislative Process
Course
Description:
The United States Congress with emphasis on leadership, procedures, and the role of parties and interest groups. Recent changes in Congress will be examined in light of theories of representation.
Athena Title:LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4600H. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Legislative Process (Honors)
Course
Description:
The United States Congress with emphasis on leadership, procedures, and the role of parties and interest groups. Recent changes in Congress will be examined in light of theories of representation.
Athena Title:LEGIS PROCESS HON
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4600
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4605. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of Congressional Elections
Course
Description:
Broad survey course of congressional elections. Topics discussed include the incumbency advantage, the role of strategic politicians, the impact of money in congressional elections, the effects of local and national tides on congressional races, and differences between House and Senate races.
Athena Title:POL CONG ELEC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4605H
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and POLS 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4605H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics of Congressional Elections (Honors)
Course
Description:
Broad survey course of congressional elections. Topics discussed include the incumbency advantage, the role of strategic politicians, the impact of money in congressional elections, the effects of local and national tides on congressional races, and differences between House and Senate races.
Athena Title:POL CONG ELEC H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4605
Nontraditional Format:This course will involve greater levels of participation and more writing among the students. In particular, the course will be conducted more like a seminar where the Honors students are responsible for presenting weekly readings after the initial weeks of class. Also, the students will be required to write several shorter papers along with a final research paper to justify Honors credit for the course. Overall, it will not involve traditional lectures like the non-Honors version of the course, but instead more direct participation where the Honors students will learn from each other in addition to input from the instructor.
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4610H. 3 hours.
Course Title:The United States Presidency (Honors)
Course
Description:
The president of the United States, including the president's constitutional position, theories of executive dominance and executive privilege, the president's attempt to control the executive branch, and presidential-congressional relations.
Athena Title:US PRESIDENCY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4610/6610
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4610/6610. 3 hours.
Course Title:The United States Presidency
Course
Description:
The president of the United States, including the president's constitutional position, theories of executive dominance and executive privilege, the president's attempt to control the executive branch, and presidential-congressional relations.
Athena Title:US PRESIDENCY
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Urban Politics
Course
Description:
Local politics in the United States, including the development of cities, local government organization, participation of individuals and groups in urban politics, and policy making at the local level.
Athena Title:URBAN POLITICS
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4640H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Urban Politics (Honors)
Course
Description:
Local politics in the United States, including the development of cities, local government organization, participation of individuals and groups in urban politics, and policy making at the local level.
Athena Title:URBAN POLITICS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4640
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4650. 3 hours.
Course Title:State Politics
Course
Description:
Politics in the American states. Similarities and differences in state constitutions, government structure, political participation, and public policies.
Athena Title:STATE POLITICS
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4660. 3 hours.
Course Title:Southern Politics
Course
Description:
Politics of individual states, emergence of the Republican party, political mobilization, consequences of reapportionment, and selected civil rights topics.
Athena Title:SOUTHERN POLITICS
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4660H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Southern Politics (Honors)
Course
Description:
Examination of politics in the South from the pre-civil rights era to the present. Topics include Republican Party emergence, black enfranchisement and mobilization, reapportionment/redistricting, the effect of religion in the region, and selected civil rights issues.
Athena Title:SOUTHERN POLITICS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4660
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4690. 3 hours.
Course Title:Religion and American Politics
Course
Description:
The role of religious groups in the American political system. Attention given to both mass and elite behavior. Denominational differences with regard to politics are considered.
Athena Title:Religion and American Politics
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4690H
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 1101E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4690H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Religion and American Politics (Honors)
Course
Description:
The role of religious groups in the American political system. Attention is given to both mass and elite behavior. Denominational differences with regard to politics are considered.
Athena Title:Religion and Amer Politics Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4690
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 1101E) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4700H. 3 hours.
Course Title:United States Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers/Federalism (Honors)
Course
Description:
Part of a sequence of courses dealing with the theory and practice of American constitutional law. Focus on separation of powers within the national government, including the judicial, legislative, and executive branches and issues of federalism, the division of power between the national government and the states.
Athena Title:CONST LAW/POWERS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4700
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Constitutional Law: Powers
Course
Description:
Supreme court cases on the separation of powers, national and state regulatory powers, the federal system, and the role of the courts.
Athena Title:CONST LAW POWERS
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties
Course
Description:
Individual rights and liberties, with emphasis on the First Amendment, other parts of the Bill of Rights, and the Fourteenth Amendment.
Athena Title:CON LAW RGHTS LIBER
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4710H. 3 hours.
Course Title:United States Constitutional Law/Civil Liberties (Honors)
Course
Description:
Part of a sequence of courses dealing with the theory and practice of American constitutional law. Focus on the relationship between liberty and authority, civil rights, and liberties over time with a particular emphasis on First Amendment and Equal Protection issues.
Athena Title:Constitutional Law Civil Lib H
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4720E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Procedure
Course
Description:
Exploration of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution, with specific attention to the law governing criminal arrest, trial, and punishment.
Athena Title:Criminal Procedure
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4720
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 1101E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Procedure
Course
Description:
The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution, with specific attention to the law governing criminal arrest, trial, and punishment.
Athena Title:CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Law
Course
Description:
Substantive criminal law in the United States. State and federal statutes and selected cases, with particular focus on the definition and classification of crime, the elements of crime, types of crime, and justifications and excuses related to criminal liability.
Athena Title:CRIMINAL LAW
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4740. 3 hours.
Course Title:Judicial Process and Behavior
Course
Description:
The relationship between law and society, types of law, and the operation of the judicial branch of government, particularly in the United States.
Athena Title:JUDIC PROCESS BEHAV
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4740H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Judicial Process (Honors)
Course
Description:
Focus will be on court systems, with attention to judicial decision making, relationship between law and society, particularly in the United States.
Athena Title:JUDICIAL PROCESS
Prerequisite:(POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gender, Law, and Politics
Course
Description:
Substantive legal principles and political context surrounding issues of gender in the United States, including those involving men and women in the workplace, education, domestic relations, and reproduction.
Athena Title:GENDER LAW POLITICS
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4780. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Law and Judicial Process
Course
Description:
Selected major issues related to law and/or judicial process.
Athena Title:SPEC TOPICS LAW
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4780H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Law and Judicial Processes (Honors)
Course
Description:
Selected major issues related to law and/or judicial processes.
Athena Title:SP TOPICS JUD PROCE
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4790. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in American Politics
Course
Description:
Theories and practices of political institutions, behavior, or policy making in the United States.
Athena Title:SP TOPICS AMER POL
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4790H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in American Politics (Honors)
Course
Description:
Theories and practices of political institutions, behavior, or policy making in the United States.
Athena Title:SP TOP AMER POL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4790
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Law Enforcement Administration
Course
Description:
The history, development, and function of police agencies in American government and society, and a critical evaluation of administrative policies and practices in police organizations.
Athena Title:LAW ENFORCE ADMIN
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 4905. 1 hour.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Practice
Course
Description:
Case studies and guest talks are used to examine the work, culture, and work settings of various criminal justice practitioners, assess ethical issues in criminal justice practice, and learn new directions in the field.
Athena Title:Criminal Justice Practice
Prerequisite:POLS 3600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 4960. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Readings and/or Projects
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the supervision of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECT READ OR PROJ
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4960H
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4960H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Readings and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects, under the supervision of a project director.
Athena Title:DIR READINGS PROJ H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4960
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the major or a closely related field.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Thesis course.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 5010. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Georgia Legislative Internship
Course
Description:
Students are chosen on a competitive basis and work during the annual session of the Georgia General Assembly.
Athena Title:GA LEGISLATI INTERN
Nontraditional Format:Student works under the supervision of legislators and legislative staff and meets with the faculty supervisor several times during the semester.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 5020. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Governor's Intern Program
Course
Description:
Students are chosen on a competitive basis by the Georgia Governor's Office and work with a government or nonprofit agency for thirteen weeks. Course cannot be counted as part of the major in Political Science.
Athena Title:GOV INTERN PROG
Nontraditional Format:Student works under the supervision of agency officials and meets with the faculty supervisor several times during the semester. Credit varies with the number of hours worked: 3 credits for 20 hours per week, 6 credits for 30 hours, and 9 credits for 40 hours.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 and (PADP 4620 or PADP 4630 or POLS 4650) and selection for the Governor's Intern Program
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 5030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Applied Politics
Course
Description:
Introduces students to substantive issues and knowledge to pursue a career in politics, politically-oriented advertising, and public relations. Instructor will integrate course materials with guest lectures by practitioners from politics and public affairs communication. Course is required for the Certificate in Applied Politics and Public Affairs Communications.
Athena Title:Intro to Applied Politics
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 1101E
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 5100. 4 hours.
Course Title:Legislative Internship
Course
Description:
Internship related to state or national legislatures that is specifically designed for political science majors.
Athena Title:LEGIS INTERN
Nontraditional Format:Internship. Students are responsible for identifying internships. Students will be expected to work full time over the course of the period (with exceptions for holidays and dates to complete academic work). Designated faculty will be responsible for submitting S/U grades with information on performance to be provided by designated contacts within the organization.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 4600 or POLS 4660
Corequisite:POLS 5101 or POLS 5102 or POLS 5010
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 5101. 4 hours.
Course Title:Legislative Internship Research
Course
Description:
Research project completed as part of internship related to state or national legislatures.
Athena Title:LEGIS INTERN RESRCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research project conducted in conjunction with internship. This independent research project will require interaction with designated faculty. This faculty will provide feedback to students' research proposals and assistance over the course of the research project. This faculty will be responsible for grading research paper submitted by student.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 4600 or POLS 4660
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 5102. 4 hours.
Course Title:Legislative Internship Analytical Essays
Course
Description:
Weekly analytical essays or other papers completed as part of internship related to state or national legislatures.
Athena Title:LEGIS INTERN ESSAYS
Nontraditional Format:Weekly analytical essays or other papers completed as part of internship related to state or national legislatures. Student will submit a series of essays to designated faculty. In each essay, the student will apply concepts and theories from required course work in this area to analyze an observation associated with the internship. This faculty will provide feedback on essays to students. This faculty will be responsible for submitting a final grade for essays submitted by student.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 4600 or POLS 4660
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 5110. 4 hours.
Course Title:Lobbying Internship
Course
Description:
Internships for lobbying organizations, including work for non-profits.
Athena Title:LOBBYING INTERN
Nontraditional Format:Internship. Students are responsible for identifying internships. Students will be expected to work full time over the course of the period (with exceptions for holidays and dates to complete academic work). Designated faculty will be responsible for submitting S/U grades with information on performance to be provided by designated contacts within the organization.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 4540 or POLS 4600 or POLS 4650 or POLS 4070 or POLS 4520/6520
Corequisite:POLS 5111 or POLS 5112
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 5120. 4 hours.
Course Title:Campaign Internship
Course
Description:
Internship for organization involved in political campaign.
Athena Title:CAMPAIGN INTERN
Nontraditional Format:Internship. Students are responsible for identifying internships. Students will be expected to work full time over the course of the period (with exceptions for holidays and dates to complete academic work). Designated faculty will be responsible for submitting S/U grades with information on performance to be provided by designated contacts within the organization.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Pre or Corequisite:POLS 4530 or POLS 4515 or POLS 4510 or POLS 4520/6520 or POLS 4550 or POLS 4600 or POLS 4660
Corequisite:POLS 5121 or POLS 5122
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 5130. 4 hours.
Course Title:Federal, State, or Local Government Internship
Course
Description:
Internship for governmental agency at any level, including courts, prosecutors, and public defenders.
Athena Title:FED ST LOCAL INTERN
Nontraditional Format:Internship. Students are responsible for identifying internships. Students will be expected to work full time over the course of the period (with exceptions for holidays and dates to complete academic work). Designated faculty will be responsible for submitting S/U grades with information on performance to be provided by designated contacts within the organization.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101
Pre or Corequisite:PADP 4620 or PADP 4630 or POLS 4640 or POLS 4650 or POLS 4720 or POLS 4730 or POLS 4740
Corequisite:POLS 5131 or POLS 5132
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 5500. 4-5 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Course
Description:
An internship specifically designed for and required of students pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Centers on regular and systematic analysis of experiential learning under direct faculty supervision.
Athena Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 5510. 4-5 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Course
Description:
An internship specifically designed for and required of students pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Centers on the design, execution, and reporting of original research related to the specific placement or internship.
Athena Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS(SOCI) 5520. 4-5 hours.
Course Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Course
Description:
An internship specifically designed for and required of students pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Criminal justice students are required to intern in an approved agency full time over the semester.
Athena Title:Criminal Justice Internship
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 6000. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Thought
Course
Description:
Ideas about human nature and government that have shaped political practice and debate in America. The principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as developed especially by Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton, and the interpretation of these principles by such statesmen as Lincoln and Wilson. Other topics include Black political thought and current liberal-conservative debate.
Athena Title:AMER POLIT THOUGHT
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Philosophy: Hobbes to the Twentieth Century
Course
Description:
Development of modern political philosophy through the analysis of selected works of such writers as Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche.
Athena Title:HOBBES TO NIETZSCHE
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Problems in Democratic Theory
Course
Description:
Major problems that arise in theoretical discussions of democracy, such as the nature of democratic government, its purposes, its justification, its limitations, and the conditions necessary for its maintenance.
Athena Title:PROB IN DEM THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theories of Social Justice
Course
Description:
Introduction to the theoretical and philosophical literature regarding the nature, justification and practical implications of distributive justice. The focus is on introducing the major theoretical approaches to justice and designing research questions relating to theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.
Athena Title:THEORY SOCIAL JUST
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theories of Equailty
Course
Description:
Examination of the contemporary theoretical and philosophical literature regarding the nature, justification, and practical implications of egalitarian justice. The focus is on introducing graduate students to the major theoretical approaches to egalitarian justice and designing research questions relating to theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.
Athena Title:THEORY OF EQUALITY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Pre-Seminar in American Politics
Course
Description:
The study of American politics. Recommended for students considering advanced work in the field.
Athena Title:PRE-SEM AM POLITICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6105. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Development
Course
Description:
Emphasis will be on historical development, political institutions, and government branches. Political change during the past 200+ years will be examined in light of theories of development. Course is principally for masters-level students, covering some advanced material, but the students will not be generating original research in this course.
Athena Title:AMER POL DEVELOPAME
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6140. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Legislative Process
Course
Description:
The United States Congress with emphasis on recruitment and composition of leadership, procedures, and the role of parties and interest groups. Recent changes in the Congress will be examined in light of theories of representation.
Athena Title:LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6190. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Political Theory/Methods
Course
Description:
Students will study specific problems and topics in political theory. Graduate students will be exposed to the important arguments and scholarship related to the special topic through the reading and discussion of primary and secondary sources. Course allows graduate students to pursue topics not covered in the regular graduate curriculum.
Athena Title:SP TOPICS POL THEOR
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Pre-Seminar in Law, Courts, and Judicial Process
Course
Description:
An overview of theoretical perspectives and empirical approaches to the study of law and courts. Recommended for students considering advanced work in this field.
Athena Title:PRE-SEM IN LAW & CT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6440. 3 hours.
Course Title:Constitutional Law: Powers
Course
Description:
The substantive law of separation of powers; powers among branches of government and between national and state governments defined; historical coverage is emphasized.
Athena Title:CONST LAW I: POWERS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP(POLS) 6490. 3 hours.
Course Title:Administrative Law
Course
Description:
The legal principles and practical doctrines involved in the work of administrative agencies, vested with quasi-legislative or quasi-judicial powers.
Athena Title:ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 6790. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in American Politics
Course
Description:
Selected topics in American politics. This course will expose students pursuing their masters degrees to a survey of theory and research in a focused area of American politics.
Athena Title:SP TOPICS AMER POL
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 7000. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 50 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 7010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Design
Course
Description:
Basic scientific methods, broadly defined, to include problems of definition, concept formation, hypothesis testing, explanation and prediction, and theory construction.
Athena Title:RESEARCH DESIGN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 7012. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Political Methodology
Course
Description:
A review of basic math skills and summary statistics such as measures of central tendency and dispersion, and crosstabs. Also includes an introduction to probability theory, probability distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Statistical software and discussion of political science data sources will also be covered.
Athena Title:INTRO POL METHOD
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 7014. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Political Methodology
Course
Description:
Thorough coverage of the ordinary least squares regression model. Focus on assumptions of OLS, remedies for violations of the assumptions, and applications to political science research. Topics include interactive specifications, nonlinearities, and diagnostics.
Athena Title:INTERMED POL METHOD
Prerequisite:POLS 7012
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 7060. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Writing for Publication in Political Science
Course
Description:
Preparation and revision of manuscripts suitable for publication in political science journals.
Athena Title:PUBLISH IN POL SCI
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 7300. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 7770. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Teaching Seminar
Course
Description:
Provides graduate students with knowledge and skills of pedagogical approaches for teaching various types of courses in political science and information about the support systems that are available to support teaching and learning at UGA.
Athena Title:Graduate Teaching Seminar
Nontraditional Format:Students meet with faculty members on a regular basis. This course cannot be used to fulfill requirements of the program of study for a graduate degree.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 8000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Rational Choice Theory
Course
Description:
Formal analysis of strategic behavior in various political settings. Factors leading to competition and cooperation. Course content includes social choice theory, game theory, and other forms of rational choice analysis.
Athena Title:INTRO RAT CHOICE TH
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Game Theory
Course
Description:
Game theoretic analysis of politics. The role of information and uncertainty about preferences and beliefs.
Athena Title:GAME THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spatial Voting Models
Course
Description:
Examination of the building blocks of spatial voting theory and its application to studies of legislative process, judicial politics, and parliamentary procedure. Topics include the median voter theorem, properties of the majority preference relationship, multidimensional voting, and a brief introduction to empirical estimation of ideal points, among others.
Athena Title:SPATIAL VOTING MOD
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Political Economy
Course
Description:
Various ways of analyzing the interaction between government and the economy.
Athena Title:POL ECONOMY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Empirical Political Theory
Course
Description:
Principal empirically oriented models and theories used in political science.
Athena Title:EMPIRICAL THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8060. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Systems of Political Philosophy
Course
Description:
Writings of a leading political philosopher, aimed at seeing how the elements of his/her thought form a comprehensive and unified view of political life. Philosophers to be studied will include Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche. Classic works in American thought, such as the Federalist, will also be considered.
Athena Title:SYS IN POL PHIL
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8065. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Political Thought
Course
Description:
Survey of Western political thought from ancient Greece and Rome to Renaissance Europe. Reading of major texts, as well as important scholarly literature.
Athena Title:ANCIENT POL THOUGHT
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Problems in Political Philosophy
Course
Description:
Selected problems in political philosophy, including the nature of justice; the functions of government; the ground of legitimate authority; the scope of individual rights; the foundations of democratic government; political obligation, civil disobedience, and revolution; the meaning of responsibility; and views of human nature and their political relevance.
Athena Title:PROB IN POL PHIL
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Recent Political Thought
Course
Description:
Important and influential recent political theories, including ideologies and scientific theories as well as contributions to political philosophy. The aim will be to understand both the approaches to political theory that have emerged in the contemporary period and the alternative interpretations that have been given of contemporary individuals and society.
Athena Title:RECENT POL THOUGHT
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8105. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Development
Course
Description:
Emphasis will be on historical development, political institutions, and government branches. Political change during the past 200+ years will be examined in light of theories of development. Course is principally for PhD-level students emphasizing advanced material and empirical research. Students will generate an original research paper during the semester.
Athena Title:AMER POL DEVELOP
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research on Electoral Behavior
Course
Description:
Factors which contribute to electoral choice and the dynamics of voting in the American political system.
Athena Title:RSCH ELECT BEHAV
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Southern Politics
Course
Description:
The politics of individual states, the emergence of the Republican Party, Black mobilization, the consequences of reapportionment, and selected civil rights topics.
Athena Title:SOUTHERN POLITICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Government and Interest Groups
Course
Description:
Theories of interest group formation and maintenance. Lobbying and the role of interest groups in the United States governmental process, including traditional literature on pluralism and interest groups as well as modern literature addressing traditional questions and problems.
Athena Title:GOVT AND GROUPS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8140. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Legislative Process
Course
Description:
The United States Congress, with emphasis on recruitment and composition of leadership, procedures, and the role of parties and interest groups. Recent changes in the Congress will be examined in light of theories of representation.
Athena Title:LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:The United States Presidency
Course
Description:
Powers of the United States Presidency. The President's constitutional position, including theories of executive dominance and executive privilege. Attention will also be given to the President's attempts to control the executive branch, presidential-congressional relations, and the president's leadership over domestic and foreign policy.
Athena Title:US PRESIDENCY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Urban Politics
Course
Description:
Local politics in the United States, including the social and economic development of cities, local government structures and their effects, the participation of individuals and groups in urban politics, and major theoretical perspectives in urban research.
Athena Title:URBAN POLITICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8170. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Political Parties
Course
Description:
Research on political parties in the United States, with an emphasis on empirical analysis and theories of parties.
Athena Title:AMER POL PARTIES
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8180. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Readings and Research in American Government
Course
Description:
Independent study of selected topics and problems in American government.
Athena Title:READ RES AM GOVT
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8190. 3 hours.
Course Title:Campaign Politics
Course
Description:
Presidential selection processes, including impact of rules, money, media, and voting in primaries. Focus on campaign dynamics and strategy.
Athena Title:CAMPAIGN POLITICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modern Legal Theory
Course
Description:
Theoretical approaches to analyzing the role of courts in a democracy, including methods for interpreting and applying constitutional and other legal texts.
Athena Title:MODLEGAL THEORY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8430. 3 hours.
Course Title:Judicial Politics
Course
Description:
Judicial processes, policy-making, and policies, with emphasis on judicial selection, models of judicial decision-making, institutional constraints on judicial choice, and the implementation and impact of judicial decisions.
Athena Title:JUDICIAL POLITICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8450. 3 hours.
Course Title:Special Topics in Law, Courts, and Judicial Process
Course
Description:
Special topics relating to law, courts, and the judicial process (such as "Women and the Law," "State Legal Systems," "Comparative Legal Systems," "Research Seminar on Trial Courts," etc.).
Athena Title:SPECIAL TOPICS LAW
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties
Course
Description:
The substantive constitutional law of rights and liberties, with emphasis on political freedom of speech and press, religious freedom, freedom from discrimination, and protection of due process in criminal justice.
Athena Title:CONST LAW II:RIGHTS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6460
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Research Methods
Course
Description:
Special topics in advanced research methodology.
Athena Title:SPEC TOPICS METHOD
Prerequisite:POLS 7050
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8501. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Quantitative Methods I
Course
Description:
Maximum likelihood estimation and advanced regression applications. Topics include models with qualitative or limited dependent variables (binary, ordered, and unordered logit and probit; event count models), regression with time series cross-sectional data, models with missing data and measurement models.
Athena Title:ADV QUANT METHOD I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7050
Prerequisite:POLS 7014
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8505. 3 hours.
Course Title:Measurement Theory for Political Science
Course
Description:
Methods of estimating latent dimensions of preference and similarity from individuals' observed choices and judgments. Factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, and related techniques are studied both with classical maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods.
Athena Title:MEASUREMENT THEORY
Prerequisite:POLS 7012 and POLS 7014 and POLS 8501
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied Bayesian Modeling for the Social Sciences
Course
Description:
Introduction to the basics of Bayesian modeling by focusing mostly on real world applications. The course highlights the strengths of the Bayesian modeling paradigm for social science data. Topics covered include: generalized linear models, measurement models and IRT, multi-level modeling, and missing data imputation.
Athena Title:APPLIED BAYESIAN
Prerequisite:POLS 7014 or POLS 8501
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 8790. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in American Politics
Course
Description:
Seminar focusing on selected topics in American politics. This course will expose graduate students to extensive scholarly research using sophisticated econometric techniques.
Athena Title:SP TOPICS AMER POL
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 50 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:POLS 9200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Problems in Political Science
Course
Description:
Research in specialized areas of Political Science. For students with advanced graduate standing. Students must have completed a minimum of four courses in the general area of the specialized topic.
Athena Title:PROB IN POL SCI
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:POLS 9300. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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