POLS 1101. American Government. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 1105H.
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.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent Study (USGIS).
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 1105H. American Government (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMER GOVT HONORS.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 1101.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
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.
Offered every year.

POLS 2000. Introduction to Political Science. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO POL SCIENCE.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

POLS 2000H. Introduction to Political Science (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO POL SCIENCE.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 2000.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 3000. Introduction to Political Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO TO POL THEORY.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 3100H. Issues in Political Philosophy (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ISSUES POL PHILO H.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and permission of Honors.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 3600. Criminal Justice Administration. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CRIMINAL JUST ADMIN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent Study (USGIS).
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS(SOCI) 3700. Research Methods in Criminal Justice. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RSCH METH CRIM JUST.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4150.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4010. Political Philosophy to Machiavelli. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: POL PHIL TO MACHIAV.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Selected works of such writers as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas, concluding with the rejection of classical thought by Machiavelli.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4020. Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Nietzsche. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HOBBES TO NIETZSCHE.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
The development of modern political philosophy through the analysis of selected works of such writers as Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4030. Contemporary Political Thought. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONTEMP POL THOUGHT.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Major issues in contemporary political thought with attention to the theoretical roots of major contemporary ideologies.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4040. American Political Thought. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMER POL THOUGHT.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4050. African American Political Thought. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFRI AMER POL THGHT.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
African American political thought since the nineteenth century, ranging from early emigrationist sentiments to the nationalist exhortations of contemporary African American youth culture, including African American feminist and socialist thought.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4060. Problems in Democratic Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PROB DEMOCRAT THEOR.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4070. Theories of Political Choice. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: THEORIES POL CHOICE.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4080. Legal Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LEGAL THEORY.
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.

POLS 4090. Social Justice. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SOCIAL JUSTICE.
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?

POLS 4090H. Social Justice (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SOCIAL JUSTICE.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4090.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 2000.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4150. Research Methods in Political Science. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RSCH METH POLI SCI.
Not open to students with credit in POLS(SOCI) 3700.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
The qualitative and quantitative techniques for measurement, analysis, and inference of political data. Recommended for majors, especially those planning to attend graduate school.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4150H. Research Methods in Political Science (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RSCH METH POLI SCI.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4150.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 2000.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4190. Special Topics in Political Theory/Methods. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: SP TOPICS POL THEOR.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Selected writers, themes, or methodologies in political theory.
Not offered on a regular basis.

(POLS)AFAM 4200. African American Social Change. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFR AM SOC CHANGE.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and AFAM 2000.
African American social movements, principally those in the United States, such as the convention and colonizing movements of the nineteenth century and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the twentieth century.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4207H. Advanced Political Simulations (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ADV POL SIMULATIONS.
Not open to students with credit in INTL 4207H.
Prerequisite: (POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and permission of Honors.
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.
Offered spring semester every year.

POLS 4370H. Politics of Industrialized Democracies (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: POL INDUST DEMOCR H.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4370/6370 or INTL 4330.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and permission of Honors.
The political economy, institutions, and cultures of the major capitalist countries in Europe, East Asia, and North America. State-society relations and formal and informal political institutions, such as political parties, interest groups, electoral systems, and democratic representation.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4510. Public Opinion and American Democracy. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PUB OPIN AMER DEMO.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4515. Campaign Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CAMPAIGN POLITICS.
General election campaigns for president and for Congress and primary campaigns for president. Rules governing process, role of money in campaigns, media coverage, campaign strategy and tactics. Effect of campaigns on voters' choice and electoral outcomes.

POLS 4520/6520. Electoral Behavior. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR.
Undergraduate prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Factors which contribute to electoral choice and the dynamics of voting in the American political system.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4520H. Electoral Behavior (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4520/6520.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and POLS 2000 and permission of Honors.
Factors that contribute to electoral choice and the dynamics of voting in American presidential and congressional elections.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4530. American Political Parties. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMER POL PARTIES.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (USGIDL).
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4530H. American Political Parties: Understanding Their Origin and Development (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMER POL PARTIES.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4530.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and POLS 2000 and permission of Honors.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4540. Interest Group Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTEREST GROUP POL.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4540H. Interest Group Politics (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTEREST GROUPS.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4540.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and POLS 2000 and permission of Honors.
Focus on the creation, organization, and maintenance of interest groups; group lobbying activity in Washington, DC; and group campaign activity throughout the United States.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4550. Government and the Mass Media. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: GOVT AND MASS MEDI.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4560. African American Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFRICAN AMER POL.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS(AFAM) 4570. African American Social Change. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFRICA AMER SOC CHG.
Not open to students with credit in AFAM(POLS) 4200.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 or AFAM 2000.
African American social movements, principally those in the United States, such as the convention and colonizing movements of the nineteenth century and the civil rights and black power movements of the twentieth century.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4600. The Legislative Process. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (USGIDL).
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4610/6610. The United States Presidency. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: US PRESIDENCY.
Undergraduate prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent Study (USGIS).
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4640. Urban Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: URBAN POLITICS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4640H. Urban Politics (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: URBAN POLITICS.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4640.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and POLS 2000 and permission of Honors.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4650. State Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: STATE POLITICS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Politics in the American states. Similarities and differences in state constitutions, government structure, political participation, and public policies.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4660. Southern Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SOUTHERN POLITICS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Politics of individual states, emergence of the Republican party, political mobilization, consequences of reapportionment, and selected civil rights topics.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4660H. Southern Politics (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SOUTHERN POLITICS.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4660.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and POLS 2000 and permission of Honors.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4690. Religion and American Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RELIGION/POLITICS.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 1101 and POLS 2000.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4700. Constitutional Law: Powers. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONST LAW POWERS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Supreme court cases on the separation of powers, national and state regulatory powers, the federal system, and the role of the courts.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4700H. United States Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers/Federalism (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONST LAW/POWERS.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4700.
Prerequisite: (POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H) and (POLS 2000 or POLS 2000H) and permission of Honors.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4710. Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CON LAW RGHTS LIBER.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Individual rights and liberties, with emphasis on the First Amendment, other parts of the Bill of Rights, and the Fourteenth Amendment.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4710H. United States Constitutional Law/Civil Liberties (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COUNST LAW/CIV LIB.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and POLS 2000 and permission of Honors.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4720. Criminal Procedure. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution, with specific attention to the law governing criminal arrest, trial, and punishment.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4730. Criminal Law. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CRIMINAL LAW.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4740. Judicial Process and Behavior. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: JUDIC PROCESS BEHAV.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
The relationship between law and society, types of law, and the operation of the judicial branch of government, particularly in the United States.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4740H. Judicial Process (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: JUDICIAL PROCESS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and POLS 2000 and permission of Honors.
Focus will be on court systems, with attention to judicial decision making, relationship between law and society, particularly in the United States.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4750. Gender, Law, and Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: GENDER LAW POLITICS.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

POLS 4780H. Special Topics in Law and Judicial Processes (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SP TOPICS JUD PROCE.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and permission of Honors.
Selected major issues related to law and/or judicial processes.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4780. Special Topics in Law and Judicial Process. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SPEC TOPICS LAW.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 1101.
Selected major issues related to law and/or judicial process.
Offered every year.

POLS 4790. Special Topics in American Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SP TOPICS AMER POL.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Theories and practices of political institutions, behavior, or policy making in the United States.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4790H. Special Topics in American Politics (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SP TOP AMER PUB POL.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4790.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and permission of Honors.
Theories and practices of political institutions, behavior, or policy making in the United States.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4900. Law Enforcement Administration. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LAW ENFORCE ADMIN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4960. Directed Readings and/or Projects. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIRECT READ OR PROJ.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4960H.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the supervision of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4960H. Directed Readings and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIR READINGS PROJ H.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 4960.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects, under the supervision of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 4990H. Honors Thesis. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HONORS THESIS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and permission of Honors.
Individual research in the major or a closely related field.
Non-traditional format: Thesis course.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 5010. Georgia Legislative Internship. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: GA LEGISLATI INTERN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and permission of department.
Corequisite: POLS 5000.
Students are chosen on a competitive basis and work during the annual session of the Georgia General Assembly.
Non-traditional format: Student works under the supervision of legislators and legislative staff and meets with the faculty supervisor several times during the semester.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 5020. Governor's Intern Program. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: GOV INTERN PROG.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 and (PADP 4620 or PADP 4630 or POLS 4650) and selection for the Governor's Intern Program.
Corequisite: POLS 5000.
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.
Non-traditional 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.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 5100. Legislative Internship. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: LEGIS INTERN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 4600 or POLS 4660.
Corequisite: POLS 5101 or POLS 5102 or POLS 5010.
Internship related to state or national legislatures that is specifically designed for political science majors.
Non-traditional 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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5101. Legislative Internship Research. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: LEGIS INTERN RESRCH.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 4600 or POLS 4660.
Research project completed as part of internship related to state or national legislatures.
Non-traditional 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 studentsí research proposals and assistance over the course of the research project. This faculty will be responsible for grading research paper submitted by student.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5102. Legislative Internship Analytical Essays. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: LEGIS INTERN ESSAYS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 4600 or POLS 4660.
Weekly analytical essays or other papers completed as part of internship related to state or national legislatures.
Non-traditional 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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5110. Lobbying Internship. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: LOBBYING INTERN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 4540 or POLS 4600 or POLS 4650 or POLS 4070 or POLS 4520/6520.
Corequisite: POLS 5111 or POLS 5112.
Internships for lobbying organizations, including work for non-profits.
Non-traditional 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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5111. Lobbying Internship Research. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: LOBBY INTERN RSRCH.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 4540 or POLS 4600 or POLS 4650 or POLS 4070 or POLS 4520/6520.
Research project completed as part of internship related to lobbying.
Non-traditional 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 studentsí research proposals and assistance over the course of the research project. This faculty will be responsible for grading research paper submitted by student.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5112. Lobbying Internship Analytical Essays. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: LOBBYING INTERN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 4540 or POLS 4600 or POLS 4650 or POLS 4070 or POLS 4520/6520.
Weekly analytical essays completed as part of internship related to lobbying.
Non-traditional format: Weekly analytical essays or other papers completed as part of internship related to lobbying organizations. 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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5120. Campaign Internship. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: CAMPAIGN INTERN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Prerequisite 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.
Internship for organization involved in political campaign.
Non-traditional 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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5121. Campaign Internship Research. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: CAMPN INTERN RSRCH.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 4530 or POLS 4515 or POLS 4510 or POLS 4520/6520 or POLS 4550 or POLS 4600 or POLS 4660.
Research project completed as part of internship related to campaigns.
Non-traditional 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 studentsí research proposals and assistance over the course of the research project. This faculty will be responsible for grading research paper submitted by student.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5122. Campaign Internship Analytical Essays. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: CAMPN INTERN ESSAYS.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H.
Prerequisite or corequisite: POLS 4530 or POLS 4515 or POLS 4510 or POLS 4520/6520 or POLS 4550 or POLS 4600 or POLS 4660.
Weekly analytical essays or other papers completed as part of internship related to campaigns.
Non-traditional format: Weekly analytical essays submitted in conjunction with internship. 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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5130. Federal, State, or Local Government Internship. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: FED ST LOCAL INTERN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Prerequisite 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.
Internship for governmental agency at any level, including courts, prosecutors, and public defenders.
Non-traditional 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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5131. Federal, State, or Local Government Internship Research. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: FED ST LOC INT RSCH.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
Prerequisite or corequisite: PADP 4620 or PADP 4630 or POLS 4640 or POLS 4650 or POLS 4720 or POLS 4730 or POLS 4740.
Research project completed as part of internship related to federal, state, or local government.
Non-traditional format: Independent research project conducted in conjunction with intership. This independent research project will require interaction with designated faculty. This faculty will provide feedback to studentsí research proposals and assistance over the course of the research project. This faculty will be responsible for grading research paper submitted by student.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 5132. Federal, State, or Local Government Internship Analytical Essays. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: FED ST LOC INT ESSY.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H.
Prerequisite or corequisite: PADP 4620 or PADP 4630 or POLS 4640 or POLS 4650 or POLS 4720 or POLS 4730 or POLS 4740.
Weekly analytical essays or other papers completed as part of internship related to federal, state, or local government.
Non-traditional format: Weekly analytical essays or other papers completed as part of internship related to federal, state, or local government. 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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS(SOCI) 5500. Criminal Justice Internship. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: CRIM JUSTIC INTERN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
An internship specifically designed for and required of students pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Centers on regular and systematic analysis of experimental learning under direct faculty supervision.
Non-traditional format: Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS(SOCI) 5510. Criminal Justice Internship. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: CRIMINAL JUST INTER.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Non-traditional format: Internship.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS(SOCI) 5520. Criminal Justice Internship. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: CRIMIN JUST INTERN.
Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
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.
Non-traditional format: Internship.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 6000. American Political Thought. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMER POLIT THOUGHT.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 6020. Political Philosophy: Hobbes to the Twentieth Century. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HOBBES TO NIETZSCHE.
Development of modern political philosophy through the analysis of selected works of such writers as Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 6040. Problems in Democratic Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PROB IN DEM THEORY.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 6080. Theories of Social Justice. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: THEORY SOCIAL JUST.
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.
Offered spring semester every year.

POLS 6090. Theories of Equailty. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: THEORY OF EQUALITY.
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.
Offered spring semester every year.

POLS 6100. Pre-Seminar in American Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PRE-SEM AM POLITICS.
The study of American politics. Recommended for students considering advanced work in the field.
Offered every year.

POLS 6140. The Legislative Process. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 6170. American Political Parties. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMER POL PARTIES.
Research on political parties in the United States, with an emphasis on empirical analysis and theories of parties.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 6400. Pre-Seminar in Law, Courts, and Judicial Process. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PRE-SEM IN LAW & CT.
An overview of theoretical perspectives and empirical approaches to the study of law and courts. Recommended for students considering advanced work in this field.
Offered every year.

POLS 6440. Constitutional Law: Powers. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONST LAW I: POWERS.
The substantive law of separation of powers; powers among branches of government and between national and state governments defined; historical coverage is emphasized.
Not offered on a regular basis.

(POLS)PADP 6490. Administrative Law. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW.
The legal principles and practical doctrines involved in the work of administrative agencies, vested with quasi-legislative or quasi-judicial powers.
Offered every year.

POLS 7000. Master's Research. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 50 hours credit.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 7005. Graduate Student Seminar. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Oasis Title: GRAD STUDENT SEM.
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Non-traditional format: Seminar.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 7010. Research Design. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RESEARCH DESIGN.
Basic scientific methods, broadly defined, to include problems of definition, concept formation, hypothesis testing, explanation and prediction, and theory construction.
Offered fall semester every year.

POLS 7020. Analytical Foundations for Political Research. 2 hours.
Oasis Title: FOUNDATION POL RES.
An introduction to basic mathematical techniques used in political science methodology and formal theory courses. Topics include elementary matrix algebra and calculus. Practical political science applications are stressed.
Offered spring semester every year.

POLS 7050. Advanced Methods. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: ADVANCED METHODS.
Prerequisite: POLS 7040.
Multivariate analysis. Topics include simultaneous equation models, equations with limited dependent variables (Logit, Probit, Scobit, and Tobit), Scaling, Robust Regression and Time Series.

POLS 7060. Writing for Publication in Political Science. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: WRITING IN POL SCI.
Preparation and revision of manuscripts suitable for publication in political science journals.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 7300. Master's Thesis. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-traditional format: Independent research and thesis preparation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 8000. Strategy in Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: POLITICAL STRATEGY.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8020. Formal Analysis. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: FORMAL ANALYSIS.
Game theoretic analysis of politics. The role of information and uncertainty about preferences and beliefs.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8040. Political Economy. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: POL ECONOMY.
Various ways of analyzing the interaction between government and the economy.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8050. Empirical Political Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: EMPIRICAL THEORY.
Principal empirically oriented models and theories used in political science.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8060. Systems of Political Philosophy. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: SYS IN POL PHIL.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8080. Problems in Political Philosophy. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PROB IN POL PHIL.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8090. Recent Political Thought. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RECENT POL THOUGHT.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8110. Research on Electoral Behavior. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RSCH ELECT BEHAV.
Factors which contribute to electoral choice and the dynamics of voting in the American political system.
Offered every year.

POLS 8120. Southern Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SOUTHERN POLITICS.
The politics of individual states, the emergence of the Republican Party, Black mobilization, the consequences of reapportionment, and selected civil rights topics.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8130. Government and Interest Groups. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: GOVT AND GROUPS.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8140. The Legislative Process. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8150. The United States Presidency. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: US PRESIDENCY.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8160. Urban Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: URBAN POLITICS.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8165. State Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: STATE POLITICS.
Politics in the American states, including political institutions, participation, and public policy.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8170. American Political Parties. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMER POL PARTIES.
Research on political parties in the United States, with an emphasis on empirical analysis and theories of parties.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8180. Readings and Research in American Government. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: READ RES AM GOVT.
Independent study of selected topics and problems in American government.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8190. Campaign Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CAMPAIGN POLITICS.
Presidential selection processes, including impact of rules, money, media, and voting in primaries. Focus on campaign dynamics and strategy.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8410. Modern Legal Theory. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: MODLEGAL THEORY.
Theoretical approaches to analyzing the role of courts in a democracy, including methods for interpreting and applying constitutional and other legal texts.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8430. Judicial Politics. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: JUDICIAL POLITICS.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8450. Special Topics in Law, Courts, and Judicial Process. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SPECIAL TOPICS LAW.
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.).
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 8460. Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONST LAW II:RIGHTS.
Not open to students with credit in POLS 6460.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

POLS 9000. Doctoral Research. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 50 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DOCTORAL RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 9005. Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DOC GRAD STU SEM.
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Non-traditional format: Seminar.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 9200. Special Problems in Political Science. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: PROB IN POL SCI.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
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.
Non-traditional format: Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

POLS 9300. Doctoral Dissertation. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DOCT DISSERTATION.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-traditional format: Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.