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POLI 1050 GLOBAL POLITICS AND ISSUES (3) LEC. 3. Examination of current trends toward globalization in institutional development to address world problems.

POLI 1057 HONORS GLOBAL POLITICS AND ISSUES (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College Examination of current trends toward globalization in institutional development to address world problems.

POLI 1090/1093 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN MULTICULTURAL WORLD (3) LEC. 3. Social Science II Core. American political institutions, processes and behavior in comparative context, with special attention to the ways in which cultural and social diversity in the the United States has impacted its politics.

POLI 1097 HONORS AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN MULTICULTURAL WORLD (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College Social Science II Core. American political institutions, processes and behavior in comparative context, with special attention to the ways in which cultural and social diversity in the United States has impacted its politics.

POLI 2100 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3) LEC. 3. Organization and operation of American state and local governments, including their relationship to the United States federal system and their role in public policy issues.

POLI 2120 URBANIZATION AND THE CITY (3) LEC. 3. This course introduces students to main themes and problems in the interdisciplinary field of urban studies.

POLI 3000 POLITICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS I (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Introduction to the basic concepts and methodology used in contemporary political analysis.

POLI 3020 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THEORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Selected major themes in political thought from ancient to modern times.

POLI 3080 MODEL UNITED NATIONS (3) LEC. 3. This course offers an in-depth analysis of the workings of the United Nations. It involves thorough studies of countries, the veto-power of the Security Council, and prepares students to participate in a Model United Nations exercise.

POLI 3090 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3) LEC. 3. International relations, including a consideration of the bases of national power and the rudiments of international politics.

POLI 3100 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD AFFAIRS (3) LEC. 3. Contemporary international politics and an evaluation of foreign policy objectives and strategies of seven major countries and how their stability as sovereign states are affected.

POLI 3120 INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Methods of classifying governments by institutional and developmental characteristics.

POLI 3140 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Analysis of the decision-making process of American foreign policy and/or of selected current issues of American foreign policy.

POLI 3150 AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT (3) LEC. 3. Principal American political philosophers and philosophies and their influence on political institutions.

POLI 3160 NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to national security aspects of United States foreign policy.

POLI 3170 SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET FOREIGN POLICIES (3) LEC. 3. Analysis of Soviet foreign policy from 1917-1991 and introduction to foreign policies of Russia and other post-Soviet successor states.

POLI 3180 LATIN AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES (3) LEC. 3. Analysis of the political, social, and economics aspects of Latin American-United States relations.

POLI 3190 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST (3) LEC. 3. Survey of contemporary issues in international relations, focusing on the Middle East.

POLI 3240 ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (3) LEC. 3. Components of the American legal system responsible for administration of public justice.

POLI 3250 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. P/C POLI 1090 or P/C POLI 1093 or P/C POLI 1097. Administration in the public sector with particular emphasis on public administration as it exists in modern American government.

POLI 3260 ORGANIZATION THEORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 3250 and (POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097) or (PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097). Structure and function of governmental organizations with an emphasis on theories of administrative hierarchies and evaluation of bureaucracy.

POLI 3270 POLICY PROCESS (3) LEC. 3. Formulation and implementation of public policy; the roles of the major governmental institutions in policy-making.

POLI 3290 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Examination of political styles and personalities of recent presidents and presidential decision-making.

POLI 3300 LAW AND SOCIETY (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to how law and legal actors influence and mediate some of the basic conflicts in society.

POLI 3310 THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Principles, procedures, and problems of lawnmaking in the United States; special attention to Congress and the state legislatures.

POLI 3320 JUDICIAL PROCESS (3) LEC. 3. Basic information about the structure and function of courts and the role of judges in all societies, with a special focus on American.

POLI 3340 INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION (3) LEC. 3. Methods of conflict resolution at various levels, from the interpersonal to international.

POLI 3350 CONTROVERSIES IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3) LEC. 3. Origins and influence of controversial Supreme Court decisions, in such areas as religion, free speech, privacy, abortion, and criminal justice.

POLI 3360 FEDERAL JURISDICTION (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to the federal court system and Federal Jurisdiction under Article III.

POLI 3370 FEDERAL INDIAN LAW (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to the federal laws governing and regulating the relationship between tribal nations, on the one hand, and the states and federal governments, on the other.

POLI 3380 EVIDENCE AND LEGAL REASONING (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to the rules governing the presentation of evidence at trial.

POLI 3390 RELIGION AND POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Interaction of religion with governmental institutions, elections, and public policies.

POLI 3400 POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Nature, organization and operation of political parties in the United States; suffrage; nominating and electoral processes; importance and nature of interest groups.

POLI 3410 POLITICAL PARTICIPATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Political participation in the traditional and unconventional forms and the developing trends in citizen participation in recent years.

POLI 3420 POLITICS AND THE MEDIA (3) LEC. 3. Influences of the media on political action, the electoral process and popular concepts of political institutions, role of the media and its regulation by government.

POLI 3430 JUSTICE AND SOCIETY (3) LEC. 3. Historical overview of issues affecting legal policy.

POLI 3510 THE EUROPEAN UNION (3) LEC. 3. Analysis of the complex mixture of historical, economic, and cultural phenomena that comprise the European Union.

POLI 3520 COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST (3) LEC. 3. Domestic politics in the states of the Middle East.

POLI 3530 SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Survey and analysis of political institutions and domestic policies in the Soviet Union 1917-1991 and in post-Soviet successor states.

POLI 3540 EAST EUROPEAN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Survey and analysis of evolving political institutions and policies in eastern and central Europe under Communism and in the post-Communism period.

POLI 3550 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICA (3) LEC. 3. Political environment, institutions and processes of Latin America, emphasizing factors that influence the degree of democracy and authoritarianism, stability and instability, and political development.

POLI 3560 THE ARAB SPRING (3) LEC. 3. Examination of the Arab Uprising that began in Tunisia in 2010 and spread to the rest of the region.

POLI 3610 ASIAN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Politics of the leading nations in East Asia with major attention being devoted to China, Japan, North and South Korea, and Taiwan.

POLI 3710 ISSUES IN AMERICAN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Topics in American politics. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 3720 ISSUES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Topics in comparative politics. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 3730 ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3) LEC. 3. Topics in international relations. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 3740 ISSUES IN POLITICAL THOUGHT (3) LEC. 3. Topics in political thought. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 3750 ISSUES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Topics in public administration. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 3760 ISSUES IN PUBLIC POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Topics in public policy. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 3770 ISSUES IN PUBLIC LAW AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (3) LEC. 3. Topics in public law and conflict resolution. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 3980 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (1-3) LAB. Pr. POLI 3000. Supplementary learning concurrent with experience political science research. May be repeated twice, with change of topic. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 4010 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: GOVERNMENT POWERS (3) LEC. 3. Constitutional law cases dealing with separation of powers, federalism, and elections.

POLI 4020 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL LIBERTIES (3) LEC. 3. Constitutional law cases dealing with First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and association.

POLI 4030 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS (3) LEC. 3. Supreme Court opinions defining gender discrimination, race discrimination, age discrimination, affirmative action, and such right to privacy issues as abortion, marriage, and physician-assisted suicide.

POLI 4040 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3) LEC. 3. Supreme Court rulings of Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

POLI 4050 AMERICAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 2100. Structure of local government, the roles and incentives of key elected and appointed officials, and the policy issues faced by those officials.

POLI 4130 POLITICS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS (3) LEC. 3. Politics and public agencies and their employees at all levels of government.

POLI 4140 PUBLIC FINANCE (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 3250 and (POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097) or (PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097). Theory and practice of public finance, with an emphasis on applications in state and local government.

POLI 4160 PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 3250 and (POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097) or (PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097). Responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities that confront modern public administration in the management of human resources.

POLI 4340 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 3020. Survey of late 20th- and early 21st- century political philosophies, including neo-classicist, post-modernist, communitarian, and critical theories.

POLI 4920 INTERNSHIP (1-6) AAB/INT. SU. Internship in selected areas of political science. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 4930 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3) AAB/IND. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

POLI 4960 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) IND. Directed readings in political science, including topics such as American policies, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public administration, public policy, public law, and methodology. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

POLI 4967 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) IND. Pr. Honors College. POLI 1090 and POLI 1093 and POLI 1097 Directed readings in political science, including topics such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public administration, public policy, public law, and methodology. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

POLI 4997 HONORS THESIS (1-3) IND. Pr. Honors College. POLI 1090 and POLI 1093 and POLI 1097 Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 5150 INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND FEDERALISM (3) LEC. 3. Mid-level introduction to American federalism and the intergovernmental system, including theory, historical developments, major themes and emerging issues. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5150 and POLI 6150.

POLI 5170 ELECTION LAW (3) LEC. 3. Legal issues surrounding the election process within a democratic political system. Credit will not given for both POLI 5170 and POLI 6170.

POLI 5180 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (3) LEC. 3. General nature of administrative law; types of administrative action and enforcement; analysis of rule-making and adjudication; administrative due process; judicial review. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5180 and POLI 6180.

POLI 5210 VOTING BEHAVIOR AND REPRESENTATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Causes of voting and vote choice and their consequences for the behavior of representatives. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5210 and POLI 6210.

POLI 5270 ELECTION ADMINISTRATION (3) LEC. 3. Elections and the shifting relationships among local, state, and federal governments. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5270 and POLI 6270.

POLI 5340 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MEDIATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Theoretical and comparative perspectives on conflict resolution, with emphasis on the role of mediation in various societies. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5340 and POLI 6340.

POLI 5370 NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse nonprofit sector in the United States, including theory and practice of governance and key management functions. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5370 and POLI 6370.

POLI 5410 SOUTHERN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to the politics and government of the southern region of the United States. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5410 and POLI 6410.

POLI 5510 ISSUES IN AMERICAN POLITICS (1-3) LEC. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1097. Topics in American politics. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5510 and POLI 6510. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 5520 ISSUES IN COMPARATIVE POLITCS (1-3) LEC. Topics in comparative politics. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5520 and POLI 6520. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 5530 ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (1-3) AAB/LEC. Topics in international relations. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5530 and POLI 6530. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 5540 ISSUES IN POLITICAL THEORY (1-3) LEC. Topics in political theory. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5540 and POLI 6540. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 5550 ISSUES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (1-3) LEC. Topics in public administration. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5550 and POLI 6550. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 5560 ISSUES IN PUBLIC POLICY (1-3) LEC. Topics in public policy. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5560 and POLI 6560. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 5570 ISSUES IN PUBLIC LAW AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (1-3) LEC. Topics in public law and conflict resolution. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5570 and POLI 6570. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 5610 WOMEN IN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Examination of the political role of women in American society. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5610 and POLI 6610.

POLI 5620 AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Political values, theories, problems issues and behavior relating to African Americans in the United States. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5620 and POLI 6620.

POLI 5710 PERSIAN GULF POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 1090 or POLI 1093 or POLI 1097 or PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1093 or PHIL 1907. Examination of the politics of the Persian Gulf. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5710 and POLI 6710.

POLI 6150 INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND FEDERALISM (3) LEC. 3. Mid-level introduction to American federalism and the intergovernmental system, including theory, historical developments, major themes, and emerging issues. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5150 and POLI 6150.

POLI 6170 ELECTION LAW (3) LEC. 3. Legal issues surrounding the election process within a democratic political system. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5170 and POLI 6170.

POLI 6180 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (3) LEC. 3. General nature of administrative law; types of administrative action and enforcement; analysis of rule making and adjudication; administrative due process; judicial review. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5180 and POLI 6180.

POLI 6210 VOTING BEHAVIOR AND REPRESENTATION (3) LEC. 3. Causes of voting and vote choice and their consequences for the behavior of representatives. Credit will not be given for both POLI 6210 and POLI 5210.

POLI 6270 ELECTION ADMINISTRATION (3) LEC. 3. Elections and the shifting relationships among local, state, and federal governments. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5270 and POLI 6270.

POLI 6340 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MEDIATION (3) LEC. 3. Theoretical and comparative perspective on conflict resolution, with emphasis on the role of mediation in various societies. Credit will not be given for both POLI 6340 and POLI 5340.

POLI 6370 NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse nonprofit sector in the United States, including theory and practice of governance and key management functions. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5370 and POLI 6370.

POLI 6410 SOUTHERN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to the politics and to a lesser extent government of the southern region of the United States. Credit will not be given for POLI 5410 and POLI 6410.

POLI 6510 ISSUES IN AMERICAN POLITICS (1-3) LEC. Topics in American politics. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5510 and POLI 6510. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 6520 ISSUES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (1-3) LEC. Topics in comparative politics. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5520 and POLI 6520. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 6530 ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (1-3) LEC. Topics in international relations. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5530 and POLI 6530. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 6540 ISSUES IN POLITICAL THEORY (1-3) LEC. Topics in political theory. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5540 and POLI 6540. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 6550 ISSUES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (1-3) LEC. Topics in public administration. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5550 and POLI 6550. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 6560 ISSUES IN PUBLIC POLICY (1-3) LEC. Topics in public policy. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5560 and POLI 6560. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 6570 ISSUES IN PUBLIC LAW AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (1-3) LEC. Topics in public law and conflict resolution. Focus will vary according to the instructor. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5570 and POLI 6570. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 6610 WOMEN IN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. A theoretical, historical, social, and political examination of the role of women in American society. Credit will not be given for both POLI 6610 and POLI 5610.

POLI 6620 AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Political values, structure, and behavior of African Americans in the United States. Credit will not be given for both POLI 6620 and POLI 5620.

POLI 6710 PERSIAN GULF POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Examination of the politics of the Persian Gulf. Credit will not be given for both POLI 5710 and POLI 6710.

POLI 7000 RESEARCH METHODS (3) LEC. 3. Statistics and other quantitative techniques for the analysis of policy and for administrative decision making.

POLI 7050 STATE POLITICS (3) LEC. 3. Current and classical research on state government, politics, and policy. Students critique others' research and design their own for submission to a professional journal.

POLI 7130 POLITICS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS (3) LEC. 3. Politics and public agencies and their employees at all levels of government. Credit will not be given for both POLI 7130 and POLI 4130.

POLI 7140 PUBLIC BUDGETING (3) LEC. 3. Comprehensive theoretical underpinning for research. Focuses on models associated with descriptive and prescriptive budgeting research.

POLI 7150 PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION (3) LEC. 3. Personnel policies, processes, and politics in American governments, including history, theory, and practice.

POLI 7160 FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION (3) LEC. 3. Application of macroeconomic theory to public finance, with emphasis on capital budgeting, taxation, user charges, debt administration, cash management, and investment for small governments.

POLI 7260 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR (3) LEC. 3. Structure and functioning of government organizations, with an emphasis on applied management and on leadership techniques.

POLI 7330 SEMINAR IN ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP, RESPONSIBILITY, AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT (3) SEM. 3. Problems and ethics, democratic theory and leadership as they relate to public administration.

POLI 7350 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (3) SEM. 3. Introduction to public administration as practiced in the United States.

POLI 7360 SEMINAR IN POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (3) SEM. 3. Formation, execution, and evaluation of public policy and an in-depth analysis of selected policy areas.

POLI 7520 PROGRAM EVALUATION (3) LEC. 3. Theory and practice of program evaluation in the public sector with attention to program planning, process assessment, and impact assessment.

POLI 7630 DIVERSITY IN PUBLIC LIFE (3) LEC. 3. Developing and institutionalizing diversity in complex public organizations as a major part of organizational culture.

POLI 7700 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITION (3) LEC. 3. Politics of economic development at the local, state, and national levels, especially the infrastructure offered by communities and the types of plans that might attract outside investment.

POLI 7920/7926 MPA INTERNSHIP (3-6) INT. SU. Administrative experience in a governmental agency or participation in an approved governmental research project. May count either POLI 7920 or POLI 7926. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 7930/7936 MPA RESEARCH PROJECT (3-6) IND. SU. Completion and approval of a paper related to a policy or administrative issue or problem. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

POLI 7960/7966 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) IND. Directed readings in political science, including topics such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public administration, public policy, public law, and methodology. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

POLI 8000 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (3) LEC. 3. Nature of public administration as a field of study and different theoretical perspectives as reflected in current research.

POLI 8010 RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS (3) LEC. 3. Development and testing of causal models in political and social science. Students will develop a complex research design under the close supervision of the instructor.

POLI 8020 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN PUBLIC POLICY (3) SEM. 3. Advanced study of the nature of public policy development and implementation.

POLI 8040 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN PUBLIC FINANCE (3) SEM. 3. Theory and practice of public finance in a comparative perspective.

POLI 8060 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH (3) SEM. 3. Examination of advanced policy analysis and research methodology and the relationship between evaluation and quantitative analysis and policy formulation and implementation.

POLI 8070 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR (3) SEM. 3. Major environmental values affecting public personnel administration and the major processes used in public personnel management.

POLI 8110 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Survey of the literature on the main institutions and policy processes of American national government, with emphasis on research design, methodology, and validity.

POLI 8120 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (3) SEM. 3. Pr. POLI 8110. In-depth analysis of the use of qualitative methods in political science research.

POLI 8130 QUANTITATIVE METHODS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. POLI 8110. In-depth analysis of the use of quantitative methods in political science research.

POLI 8260 PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND MANAGEMENT (3) SEM. 3. Development and refinement of research on administrative and organizational theory in public management. Credit will not be given for both POLI 7260 and POLI 8260.

POLI 8450 COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Theoretical approaches and important sub-field literatures. Applies insights and approaches to solving practical contemporary problems in public policy.

POLI 8550 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Application of the scholarship in international relations to public policy, with a focus on war, defense policy, and conflict management.

POLI 8650 POLITICAL THEORY AND PUBLIC POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Study of political theory in relation to issues of public policy.

POLI 8750 PUBLIC LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Role of the courts in public policy-making.

POLI 8970 SPECIAL TOPICS (3) LEC. 3. Directed study of topics of interest. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

POLI 8990/8996 RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (1-10) DSR. Research related to writing the dissertation. Course may be repeated with change in topics.