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General Catalog Fall 2009
Posted Mar 02, 2009

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1100  U.S. National Government (3) Fulfills American Institutions.
   Required of all majors; should be taken during first year. Constitutional basis of American government; public opinion, political participation, media, parties, interest groups; governmental decision makers (Congress, presidency, bureaucracy, courts)

2005  The US & Japan Encounters: Memories and Myths (3)
   Addresses encounters between the United States and Japan, two of the world's greatest powers, from the 1850s to the present -- in periods of mutual cooperation and conflict -- through historical, political, and literary perspectives. Examines the role that American and Japanese national memories and myths play in affecting the relationship between these nations and, currently, in the Pacific rim.

2100  Introduction to International Relations (3) Fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Exploration.
   Introduces students to the analysis of international relations. Topics include the determinants of state power and the conditions that foster conflict and cooperation in international politics. Designed for students with no previous background in the study of international relations.

2200  Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) Fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Exploration.
   Political institutions and practices in various countries. Basic introduction to upper-division courses in comparative politics.

2300  Political Ideologies (3) Fulfills Humanities Exploration.
   Introduction to the major ideologies that have helped shape modern politics.

2960  Special Topics (1 to 3)
   Topic to be specified when course is offered.

3000  Liberalism and Its Critics (3)
   An investigation of theories regarding the individual and society from the 17th century to the present. Nature and limits of contemporary views of individuals, their freedoms and rights.

3001  Political Analysis (3) Fulfills Quan Reason (Stat/Logic) & Quant Intensive BS.
   Introduction of research techniques for the empirical study of politics including elements of research design and statistics.

3010  Democratic Theory (3)
   Theories devoted to explaining how and why the sovereign power of the state ought to belong to the people. Nature and importance of representation, equality, liberty, and community.

3020  Neighborhood Democracy (3)
   This is a 3-credit hours service-learning course in Political Science which aims to educate students in the theory and practice of local democracy. It will combine 1) the study of normative democratic theory and empirical studies in the classroom and 2) service to democratic processes in Salt Lake City.

3030  State and Local Government (3)
   Politics, structure and activities of state and local governments, intergovernmental relations, legal and theoretical concerns, political processes, and administrative issues.

3110  Legislative Process (3)
   Nature of representation, role of political parties, rules and procedures, committee system, and impact of Congressional policies. Simulation of U. S. Congress as learning tool.

3120  Political Parties (3)
   History of American political parties; roles and functions of parties; current problems of parties.

3140  Gender and Politics (3) Cross listed as GNDR 3140. Fulfills Diversity.
   Impact of gender in the political system; law and public policy, electoral behavior and professions.

3150  The American Presidency (3)
   The development of the powers and structures of the American Presidency.

3160  Political Management (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 1100.
   Offered in Fall Semester of even numbered election years. Academic and applied politics and techniques designed to provide students with skills to be effective participants in lower level political campaigns. Open to students of all major or political affiliations.

3170  Interest Groups (3)
   Political finance, interest group resources and leadership; lobbying, grassroots activities; media campaigns.

3180  Voting, Elections, and Public Opinion (3)
   Introduction to the study of public opinion, political participation, vote choice, campaigns, and electoral change.

3190  Racial and Ethnic Politics (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 3190. Fulfills Diversity.
   Role of Blacks, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Pacific Americans in American politics. Topics include constitutional status, citizenship, equality, identity, adaptation, suffrage, participation, representation, coalition, and conflict.

3200  Introduction to Law and Politics (3) Fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Exploration.
   Introduction to law as a means of social ordering, social and political functions of civil and criminal law, organization and functions of courts and the legal profession.

3201  Introduction to Law: Service-Learning (1) Co-requisite: POLS 3200.
   May only be taken with POL S 3200, Introduction to Law and Courts. This course allows for experiential learning by accomplishing a community service project in conjunction with the Lowell Bennion Center.

3250  Gender, Ethics and Public Policy (3) Cross listed as GNDR 3250.
   This course explores ethical issues in public policy, focusing on policies that affect gender relations. It examines the role policy can play in eliminating sexual discrimination and inequality.

3300  Introduction to Public Administration (3) Prerequisite: POLS 1100.
   Introductory public administration course broadly focused to introduce concepts of administrative theory, practice, political aspects of administration, policy making, fiscal management, public human resource management, etc. The service learning component (POL S 3301) may be added for one additional semester hour of credit.

3301  Public Administration Service-Learning (1) Co-requisite: POLS 3300.
   Introduction to Public Administration. This allows for experiential learning by accomplishing a community service project.

3320  Introduction to Public Policy and Analysis (3)
   Introduction to models used in public policy analysis; explores key issues from such areas as environment, health, welfare, criminal justice, and civil rights.

3380  Politics and Budgets (3)
   Organization, techniques, and politics of administrative planning, budget preparation and legislative appropriations, and control systems in public organizations. Program budgeting, benefit-cost, and other analytic techniques of public planning and budgeting.

3390  Introduction to Environmental Politics (3) Fulfills Social/Behavioral Science Exploration.
   How the government makes policies that affect our natural environment. Substantive issues include air and water pollution, hazardous and toxic waste, energy policy, public lands, water development, and wildlife policy.

3410  European Politics (3) Fulfills International Requirement.
   Politics, institutions, and public policy making in selected European States and the European Union.

3420  Islam and Politics (3) Cross listed as MID E 3642.
   The course examines the attempts by Islamic groups, movements, and networks to influence political processes in terms of agenda setting, demonstrations, and electoral activities. The task of this course will be to assess how social and political factors produce diverse forms of Islam and how Islam, in turn, impacts upon politics and state and society relations.

3430  Politics of Revolution in Latin America (3)
   Case studies of political revolution in Latin America, up through contemporary events. Examples include Mexico, Castro Cuba, Allende Chile, Sandinista Nicaragua.

3440  Comparative Politics of the Middle East (3) Cross listed as MID E 3644.
   Comparative study of Middle East political systems including state-society relations, prospects for pluralism and democratization, consequences of structural adjustments and current obstacles to government reform.

3450  Politics in China (3)
   Functional analysis of politics in China with major emphasis on post-1976 period.

3460  Government and Politics of Japan (3)
   Japanese political culture and history; Japanese political parties and elections; governmental structure and political leadership on national and local levels; Japanese domestic, economic and foreign policies.

3470  Russian/Post-Soviet Politics (3)
   The Soviet political system, 1917-1991 and transformations leading to the break-up of the USSR in 1991; emerging forms of government and politics in Russia.

3480  East European Politics (3) Fulfills International Requirement.
   Examines the politics of Eastern Europe, focusing on the problems of economic and political transformation.

3490  Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective (3) Cross listed as MID E 3649.
   Examines the patterns of interaction between religion and politics in different societies.

3500  Democracy in Latin America (3)
   An examination of the new cases of democracy in Latin America in terms of their causes and their consequences.

3510  Politics and Governments of the Pacific Rim Nations (3)
   Survey of current politics, governments and policies of the nations of Northeast, Southeast and South Asia. Focus on political parties and elections; international relations and security issues; economic development and international trade patterns.

3520  Government and Politics of Mexico (3) Fulfills International Requirement.
   This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth introduction to current political, economic, and social issues affecting Mexico and its citizens. Topics considered include economic and political development, social movements and popular politics, parties and elections, state-society relations, migration, poverty and politics, U.S.-Mexico relations.

3550  Comparative Politics of Latin America (3)
   This course is designed to be a survey of the government and politics of Latin America countries, highlighting important issues common to countries in the region such as transition from authoritarianism, economic reforms and change, environmental politics, human rights, quality of democracy, revolts and revolutions, poverty and protest, etc.

3601  Service-Learning Addendum (1 to 2)
   Service-learning hours to be taken in conjunction with another Political Science course that has received approval from the Bennion Center as a service-learning course.

3620  United Nations (3)
   Examination of the structure and principal functions of the United Nations. Particular emphasis is placed on the maintenance of peace and security and U.N. economic and social activities concerning human rights, economic development, and environmental protection.

3650  Media and Foreign Policy (3)
   Focuses on the role of the media in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy in the United States.

3680  IR, Globalization & Resistance (3)
   Globalization supposedly defines the current era. Yet not everyone sees this to be beneficial. Those who resist globalization are concerned about the harm to the environment and workers, among other things. In an effort to curtail these negative effects, the anti-globalization movement focuses its attention on the policies and governance practices of three international institutions-the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. Therefore, this course asks what role these institutions now play in the life of the citizen. Have national governments transferred (too much) authority to these institutions? Should we be looking for ways to participate more fully in their decision-making.

3740  The Politics of U.S. Foreign Economic Policies (3)
   Provides the student with an overview of U.S. foreign economic policies: trade policy, exchange rate policy, competition with Japan, and economic sanctions. Our goal will be to identify the factors that have shaped the selection of U.S. policies since the 1930s and to understand why U.S. policies have varied over time.

3800  Issues in International Politics (3)
   Expands the concepts and perspectives introduced in POL S 2100; discusses the nature of international actors and issues within the international system; examines competing frameworks in understanding the international system. Designed for students with some background in the study of international politics.

3900  Legislative Intern Preparation (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 1100 and WRTG 2010.
   Offered Fall Semester for interns selected for the Spring Semester Utah State Legislative session. Academic focus on legislative behavior and organization; bill and law making; research and policy; comparative state government and politics and internship requirements.

3910  Political Forum Series (2)
   The purpose of the Hinckley Institute of Politics Series is to expose students to important ideas and perspectives from academics, policy makers, diplomats, writers, and observers of national and international affairs.

3960  Special Topics (1 to 3)
   Topic to be specified when course is offered.

4400  Introduction to Islam (3) Cross listed as MID E 4510, HIST 4400. Fulfills International Requirement.
   Islam is the faith of over a billion followers. Most Muslims live in Indonesia, India, and Pakistan; the majority of Middle Easterners and many Africans are Muslims. The strong political engagement of the United States in the contemporary Middle East has made familiarity with Islam an urgent contemporary issue. This course will introduce students to Islam in its many forms, and help them to gain a better understanding of this world religion in its contemporary transnational and international dimensions.

4844  Utah's Health Editorial Board (2 to 3)
   Utah's Health: An Annual Review is a student edited annual journal concerned with health policy and administration. Student editors are nominated by faculty and appointed by the executive committee of the editorial board. Student editors may register for up to two hours of credit per year. Students who are members of the executive committee may register for up to 3 hours of credit per year.

4900  Political Internship (2 to 12)
   Supervised on-the-job experience in a political office (party chair, legislator, governor, etc.), dealing with research, speech writing, campaign planning, etc. Paper required. May be taken with service-learning add-on, POL S 4901.

4901  Political Internship: Service-Learning (2 to 12)

4910  Public Administration Internship (1 to 6)
   Supervised on-the-job experience in an administrative office. Paper required. POL S 6910 is for Master of Public Administration students.

4950  Undergraduate Research (1 to 4)
   Research project or directed readings as agreed upon by supervising professor.

4960  Special Topics (1 to 3)
   Some sections taught as Writing Emphasis; for explanation, see Writing Program in this section of the catalog. Topic to be specified when course is offered.

4999  Honors Thesis/Project (3)
   Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on their Honors degree.

5000  Foundations of Political Thought: Ancient and Judeo-Christian (3)
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6000 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Historical origins and foundations of western political thought in Greek and Roman antiquity, ancient Judaism and early Christianity. Works of Plato and Aristotle.

5001  Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (3) Prerequisite: POLS 3001 or instructor's consent. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
   Meets with POL S 6001. Graduate students should register for POL S 6001 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Application of statistical techniques for the analysis of political data including inferential statistics, contingency tables, and regression analysis.

5005  Foundations of Political Thought: Early Modern (3)
   This course examines teh political theories of major thinkers from the late medieval period until the 17th century. These European thinkers include Marsilius, Machiavelli, Bayle, Hobbes, Spinoza and Locke.

5010  Foundations of Political Thought: Late Modern (3)
   This course examines the political theories of major thinkers from the 18th century to the early 20th. These European thinkers include Rousseau, Mill and Nietzsche.

5025  American Political Thought (3)
   Meets with POL S 6025. Graduate students should register for POL S 6025 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Elements and historical foundations of American political thought from the Puritan Era to the present.

5035  Contemporary Political Thought (3)
   Meets with POL S 6035. Graduate students should register for POL S 6035 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Recent political theory.

5080  Islamic Law (3) Cross listed as ARAB 4080, MID E 4108.
   Meets with POL S 6080, ARAB 6080, MID E 6108. The Islamic legal tradition as formulated by the classical Muslim jurists together with the theoretical and methodological principles underlying it.

5085  Islam and Democracy (3)
   This course will be guided by the research question: when and under what conditions are Islamic movements likely to promote civil society and democracy.

5090  Political Thought in Islam (3) Cross listed as ARAB 4090, MID E 4109.
   Meets with ARAB 6090, MID E 6109, and POL S 6090. Islam as a way of life, concept of sovereignty and foundation of political organization in the Islamic state. Political theories advanced by major jurists and philosophers.

5100  Advanced American National Government (3) Prerequisite: POLS 1100 or equivalent or instructor consent.
   Topics are chosen from Congress and the President, and state and local governments in the federal system. Meets with POL S 6100. Requirements and assessment for students enrolled in POL S 6100 will be at the graduate level.

5120  Judicial Process (3) Prerequisite: POLS 1100 or equivalent or instructor consent.
   Structure, functions, and powers of courts in the political process. Interaction of law, judges and politics. Meets with POL S 6120. Requirements and assessment for students enrolled in POL S 6120 will be at the graduate level.

5140  Feminist Political Theory (3)
   Meets with POL S 6140. Graduate students should register for POL S 6140 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Exploration of the bases of feminist political theory and the influences and effects of feminist thought on various public political debates.

5170  Politics and the American Economy (3) Prerequisite: ECON 1010 or equivalent.
   Nature of capitalism and the mixed economy; political and economic models of decision making; fiscal and monetary policy; regulation and deregulation. Meets with POL S 6170. Requirements and assessment for students enrolled in POL S 6170 will be at the graduate level.

5211  Constitutional Law (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 1100.
   Examination of the U.S. Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Constitutional principles governing war, foreign relations, commerce, judicial review, congressional and presidential powers, economic liberties, and federal-state relations.

5212  Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3) Prerequisite: POLS 1100.
   Examination of the U.S. Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Constitutional principles governing discrimination of the basis of race, gender, other protected statuses, privacy rights, voting rights, and freedom of speech, press, religion, and association.

5240  Local Government Law (3)
   Meets with POLS 6240. Graduate students should register for POLS 6240 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Topics range from: local powers, governmental structure, judicial control, law making; services distribution, voting, citizen participation, personnel, finance, records, planning, eminent domain, tort liability, ethics, intergovernmental relations.

5250  Corrections Administration (3)
   Meets with POLS 6250. Graduate students should register for POLS 6250 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Approaches to administration requiring coordination of numerous elements in a diverse system of offender management. Effect on administration of approaches to corrections facilities design, management of offenders in the community, and master planning. Constitutional and legal issues that affect programs and systems, including due process, role of the courts, rights of inmates, impact of law on jail and prison, and issues of inmate access and protection .

5270  Federalism (3)
   Meets with POLS/PADMN 6270. Examination of the interaction of national and state government in the United States. Topics include the political theory, constitutional traditions, and historical evolution of American federalism as well as federalism's influence on public fiscal policy and substantive domestic policy areas.

5290  Applied Quantitative Methods in Public Policy (3)
   Meets with POLS/PADMN 6290. Course involves the analysis of quantitative date, the application of statistics for understanding and conducting public policy research and the use of statistical software. Specific topics include descriptive statistics for discrete and continuous variables, probability theory, hypothesis testing, bivariate associations, ordinary least squares regression and logistic regression. Emphasis is on interpretation of findings.

5300  Administrative Theory (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 1100 and 3300.
   Meets with POLS 6300. Graduate students should register for POL S 300 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Administrative history, scientific management, human relations movement, bureaucracy, formal/informal organization, comparative administration, decision making, motivation, leadership, participative management, organization development, innovation.

5320  Public Policy Theories and Applications (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 1100.
   Meets with POLS 6320. Graduate students should register for POLS 6320 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Introduction to policy process in United States; needs and demands for public action; organization and nature of political support; process and problems of decision making in major policy areas.

5321  Health Policy (3)
   Meets with POLS 6321. Graduate students should register for POLS 6321 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Introduction to health policy issues in the United States; needs and demands for public action; organization and nature of political support; process and problems of decision making in health policy areas.

5322  Environmental Policy (3)
   Graduate students should register for POLS 6322 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Ways government action or inaction affects problems of resource scarcity, environmental health and safety, natural aesthetics, and economic growth.

5323  Policy Anaysis (3)
   Meets with PADMN 6323 and POLS 6323. Course addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of performing policy analysis. Students will examine current policy issues from the perspective of federal, state, and local governments, as well as from those of non-governmental and advocacy organizations. Students will be introduced to repositories of data, information and analysis available on policy topics, and will conduct research using both primary and secondary data.

5350  Politics of Poverty in Latin America (3)
   An examination of the causes of poverty found in selected Latin America countries and of different public policies intended to relieve such poverty.

5380  Public Budgeting and Finance (3) Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 1010 and POL S 1100 and 3300.
   Meets with POLS 6380. Graduate students should register for POLS 6380 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Organization, techniques, and politics of administrative planning, budget preparation and legislative appropriations, and control systems in public administration. Program budgeting, benefit-cost, and other analytic techniques of public planning and budgeting. Fiscal and monetary policy, nature of capitalism in a mixed economy, problems of labor, agriculture, and the poor.

5390  Administration in Local Government (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 1100 and 3300.
   Meets with POLS 6390. Graduate students should register for POLS 6390 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. This course is designed to focus specifically on local government administration through the exploration of local government in general, problems and resolution approaches of local administrators, and particular behavior patterns of local administrations.

5410  New Democracies (3)
   Meets with POL S 6410. Graduate students should register for POL S 6410 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. A cross-regional comparison of the problems and results of new democracies in industrializing societies.

5420  The European Union (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800. Fulfills International Requirement.
   Meets with POL S 6420. Graduate students should register for POL S 6420 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. This course is an analysis of the European Union with emphasis upon the organization's historical development, its acquisition of member states' governmental functions, and the prospects for the organization's future as an economic and political international actor.

5430  Asian Pacific American Politics (3) Cross listed as ETHNC 5430. Fulfills Diversity.
   Survey of the historical and contemporary political experiences of Asian Americans and their pursuits of equal rights and opportunities in the U.S. political system.

5440  Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (3) Cross listed as MID E 5644.
   Meets with POL S 6440 and MID E 6644. This course seeks to address one of the crucial issues of our age: the cultural pluralism embedded in most civil societies and the integrative impulses and the forces of disintegration - nationalism and ethnicity. Credit granted toward a MES degree only when the course is taught by Middle East faculty/instructor.

5450  Political Violence/Terrorism (3) Cross listed as MID E 5645.
   Meets with POL S 6450 and MID E 6645. Graduate students will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Discussion of theories of violence from psychological, socioeconomic, religious, and other perspectives with a Middle East emphasis. It will also focus on the role of the media and state-sponsored violence.

5455  Turkish Politics (3)
   The course examines the patterns of continuity and change in the making of Turkish identity and politics. Patterns of multi-culturism will be explored, along with the formation of the Turkish nation-state by Ataturk. The last part of the course will examine the political actors.

5460  International Relations of Africa (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6460 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Examines political and economic relations among African states and between African states and the rest of the world. Topics include Africa's colonial history, rise of nationalism, and Africa's position in the world economy. Emphasis is placed on several African countries.

5470  International Relations of the Middle East (3) Cross listed as MID E 5647. Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 6470 and MID E 6647. Graduate students should register for POL S 6470/MID E 6647 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Explores various international relations theories, such as realism, dependency, identity theory, and alliance formation to the behavior of Middle East states, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the post-Cold War Middle East.

5480  International Relations of East Asia (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 6480. Graduate students should register for POL S 6480 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Examines historical and cultural overview of the international relations of East Asia; focuses primarily on the post-Cold War era. Also examines the roles and policies of the major actors (China, Japan, and the U. S., etc.) and the patterns of conflict and cooperation concerning regional economic and security issues.

5490  International Relations of Latin America (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 6490. Graduate students should register for POL S 6490 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Relationship between traditional forms of contact between United States and Latin America. Recent forms of nationalism in Latin America, their effects on resulting economic development, and economic integration.

5500  The Politics of Public Lands Management (3)
   This course will explore the long, complex conflict over western public lands, including grazing, mining, rs2477 roads, state-federal control, conflict between ORV, mountain bikes, and non-motorized uses, and the designation of wilderness areas and parks and monuments.

5510  The Politics of Western Water Policy (3)
   This course will explore the Byzantine politics of western water development, beginning with the development/dam building era of the last hundred years, and culminating with an explanation of how water policy has changed in recent decades to an emphasis on better water management and the restoration of river ecosystems.

5520  Law Enforcement Administration (3)
   Meets with POLS 6520. Graduate students should register for POLS 6520 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Application of public administration to unique environment of police agencies. Social/political context of law enforcement; organization of police agencies; measuring productivity of police work; personnel administration in police agencies; and professional ethics in law enforcement. Quantitative measures of recidivism, risk assessment, program effectiveness, demographic variables, and measures of validity of prevailing theories.

5530 Nonprofit Board Governance (3)
   This course covers the theories and current research on the practices of governance for organizations in the nonprofit sector.  The focus is on the distinctiveness of the nonprofit sector and the governance of it organizations.

5535 Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector (3)
   Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing and changing field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises.  As the traditional lines blur between nonprofit enterprises, government, and business, it is critical that students understand the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape.

5540  Nonprofit Advocacy (3)
   Meets with POLS 6540 and PADMN 6540. This course builds understanding of the role of nonprofit organizations in the public policy process. It examines ways in which nonprofits can influence public policy in all three branches of government, and the legal and political environment in which nonprofits operate as policy advocates.

5545 Public & Nonprofit Organizations Media & Public Relations (3)
   Public and media relations specific to nonprofit and government settings.  Analysis and exploration of mediums, audience identification, message effectiveness, and internal and external relations.  Social media and message distribution will be discussed.

5550  Nonprofit & Nongovernmental Organizations (3)
   The scope, history, values, theories, and philosophies of the nonprofit sector; and the implications for governance of nonprofit organizations. Theories of the sector's existence, roles and functions, theories of philanthropy. Differences among organizations in the three sectors. The legal and ethical responsibility of trustees to act in the public interest.

5560  Developing Revenue in Nonprofit Organizations (3)
   Selecting and designing revenue sources and strategies to serve the mission and programs of an organization. Alternative revenue sources such as grants, fees, contracts, cause-based marketing, special events, and donations. Related issues such as Unrelated Business Income, and charitable trusts.

5565 NGO Development & Leadership (3)
   Exploration of complex societal issue from a variety of perspectives, with a focus on the double bottom line (the creation of positive social and financial value). The course will examine international sustainable development, microfinance as a vehicle for sustainable poverty alleviation and economic development, inter-governmental relationships, and fund development.

5570  Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
   Management functions, issues, and skills that are distinctively nonprofit, such as board-staff relations, accountability to internal and external constituencies, managing volunteers, balancing professional and political interests, and ethics. Effects of the legal context and regulatory environment on the managing in nonprofit organizations.

5575 Nonprofit & Public Training & Development (3)
   Theory and practice of training and development efforts in public and nonprofit organizations.  Included are concepts of needs assessments, program design, learning styles, methods, data management, evaluation, and transfer of training.

5580  Nonprofit Financial Management (3)
   Meets with POLS 6580 and PADMN 6580. This course explores money management systems in nonprofit organizations from the standpoint of roles and functions relating to oversight, accounting principles and concepts (including fund accounting), analysis of financial statements, reporting practices, and management of financial planning,budgeting, cash flows, short/long-term financing, and endowment policies and practices.

5585 Law & Ethics of Nonprofits (3)
   This class will prepare the future nonprofit manager to lead a legally compliant and ethical organization.  In a day of scandals, funders and others working with organizations expect the organizations to be in compliance.  Students will learn to design an agency corporate compliance program, write the policies and procedures of internal controls and the basics of risk management.

5590  American Indian Policy (3)
   This course explores the relationship between American Indian nations and the U.S. government, with an emphasis on understanding the development and operation of modern tribal governments. We will study the history of federal policy, look at ways in which Indian people govern their own lands and resources.

5595 Understanding Nonprofit Strategy & Outcomes (3)
   Focus on how to design nonprofit organizational strategy and to link strategy to outcome measures.  Primarily qualitative assessments related to mission.

5610  International Law (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6610 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Study of the historical and theoretical foundations of the law of nations. Includes discussion of recognition, treaties, territorial and personal jurisdiction, as well as such topics as dispute settlement, human rights, and environmental protection.

5620  Issues in European Security (3) Prerequisite: POLS 2100
   This course examines the emerging trans-national security architecture in Europe, and traces its evolution from the cold war to the post cold war era. The course focuses on the number of salient security issues: whether or not the "German question" remains a hindrance to a collective security approach; whether Great Britain has finally abandoned its role of resistance to continental integration efforts; how France is adapting to post cold war realities in Europe; whether or not Russia can find a place in the European framework; what impact closer European security cooperation has on trans-Atlantic relations.

5630  Foundations of International Organization (3) Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800. Fulfills International Requirement.
   Meets with POL S 6630. Graduate students should register for POL S 6630 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Concentrates on the history and functions of public (IGO) and private (NGO) international organizations. Special efforts will be devoted to examining the changing roles of both IGOs and NGOs with relations to both member and non-member states.

5660  American Foreign Policy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800. Fulfills International Requirement.
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6660 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. U. S. government machinery for formulation and conduct of foreign policy. Appraisal of U.S. policy in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

5670  U.S. National Security Policy (3)
   Study and analysis of the challenges of formulating and implementing U.S. national security policies since World War II. The course considers the meaning of national security, the institutions and actors (roles and powers) involved in policy making, and key national security decisions.

5680  Chinese Foreign Policy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 6680. Graduate students should register for POL S 6680 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Sources, motivations, and strategies of contemporary Chinese foreign policy. Focuses on post-Mao era.

5690  Foundations of International Security (3) Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800. Fulfills International Requirement.
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6690 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Focuses on the evolution of international security from the Cold War to the post-Cold War era. Topics include concepts and approaches in understanding international security; differing interpretations of security including economic, human rights, military, and political dimensions.

5710  Foundations of the Politics of International Economic Relations (3) Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800. Fulfills International Requirement.
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6710 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Explores the relationship between politics and economics in international relations. Its fundamental objective is to enable the student to understand the ways in which politics and economics interact in the international arena.

5720  The Politics of North-South Economic Relations (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 6720. Graduate students should register for POL S 6720 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Examines ways in which international economic processes are affected by the politics of developing countries. Focuses on political-economic interactions between developed and developing countries and their participation in international regimes.

5750  Industries and State Power: The Advanced Industrial Countries (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 6750. Graduate students should register for POL S 6750 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Explores the factors and conditions that lead countries to decide whether and how to promote the development of their industries and economies. Emphasis is placed on the similar and different ways political forces influence the structure and process of industrial development in the countries studied.

5800  Theories of International Relations (3) Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800. Fulfills International Requirement.
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6800 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Analysis of theories of international relations, such as Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism; using major works and current theoretical research. Recommended introduction to upper-division students.

5810  Senior Seminar (4) Fulfills Upper Division Communication/Writing.
   Writing-emphasis research course. Completion of major research paper. Topics vary with instructor.

5820  Art of Negotiation (3)
   Meets with PADMN 6820 & POLS 6820. This course addresses the principles and practices of effective negotiation for managers in public and nonprofit agencies. Negotiations are becoming increasingly important as public agencies work with multiple parties to accomplish their objectives in an era of collaborative governance. Students will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of various styles of negotiation and the underlying objectives, strategies and ethics of negotiation.

5830  Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution (3)
   Meets with PADMN 6830 and POLS 6830. Managing crises in public organizations is a vital aspect of public administration, whether the event causing the crisis is internal (sudden budget cut, labor strike, etc) or external (social upheaval, hurricane, earthquake, etc). This course teaches students about the skills and leadership necessary to meet diverse challenges, and to learn from the management or crises. Special focus is placed on managing and resolving inter-group conflict in public organizations.

5960  Special Topics (1 to 3)
   Topic to be specific when course is offered.

5962  Topics in American Public Policy (3)
   Analysis of needs and demands for public action; process and problems of decision making in a major policy area. May be repeated with different topics. Meets with POL S 6962. Requirements and assessment for students enrolled in POL S 6962 will be at the graduate level.

5964  Topics in Middle East Politics (3)
   Meets with POL S 6964 and MID E 5696/6696. Graduate students will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Topics on cross-national political comparisons in the Middle East.

5965  Special Topics in Public Administration (3)
   Meets with POLS 6965. Graduate students should register for POLS 6965 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Advanced development of particular administrative skills. Topics vary.

5967  Topics in Comparative Politics (3)
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6967 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Topics on cross-national political comparisons.

6000  Foundations of Political Thought: Ancient and Judeo-Christian (3)
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6000 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Historical origins and foundations of western political thought in Greek and Roman antiquity, ancient Judaism, and early Christianity. Works of Plato and Aristotle.

6001  Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 3001 or instructor consent.
   Meets with POL S 5001. Graduate students should register for POL S 6001 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Application of statistical techniques for the analysis of political data including inferential statistics, contingency tables, and regression analysis.

6002  Advanced Quantitative Analysis (3) Prerequisite: POLS 5001 or 6001 or equivalent or instructor consent.
   Use of advanced quantitative techniques in Political Science.

6003  Approaches to the Study of Politics (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   This course provides an introduction to the discipline of political science and the graduate study of politics. Course content includes history of the discipline and theoretical approaches within the study of politics.

6005  Proseminar in Ethics and Public Affairs (3)
   Provides theoretical foundation for the study of ethics as it relates to public affairs. Includes basic approaches to problems of justice and morality and discussion of current issues in public policy.

6008  Multiculturalism, Political Theory and Public Policy (3)
   This course examines a variety of philosophical responses to the problem of cultural diversity, and considers a range of issues in public policy arising out of cultural diversity. Its philosophical dimension will focus on the question of what is the principled basis of a good society marked by cultural diversity. Here we will ask what values--autonomy, toleration, peace, for example--underpin such a society, and examine several prominent modern liberal theories of multiculturalism. Its public policy dimension will tackle a number of issues which have made the question of multiculturalism controversial. These will include immigration, the claims of indigenous peoples, education, and the rights of women. Particular attention will be paid to the tension between feminism and multiculturalism.

6010  Political Thought from Machiavelli (3)
   This course examines the political theories of a selection of major thinkers from the 16th century to the early 20th. These European thinkers include Machiavelli, Locke, Hobbes, Mill, and Marx.

6015  Theories of Democracy (3)
   An investigation of theories of popular sovereignty: its nature, limits, moral basis, and the institutional forms associated with rule by the people.

6020  Liberalism (3)
   An investigation of theories about the individual's relationship to society and about the role of politics in shaping this relationship. Examines the nature and limits of individual freedoms, rights, and of government authority.

6025  American Political Thought (3)
   Meets with POL S 5025. Graduate students should register for POL S 6025 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Elements and historical foundations of American political thought from the Puritan Era to the present.

6030  Proseminar in Political Theory (3)
   Required course for all master's and doctoral students in political theory. Intensive introduction to modern political theory.

6035  Contemporary Political Thought (3)
   Meets with POL S 5035. Graduate students should register for POL S 6035 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Recent political theory.

6045  Topics in Political Theory (3)
   Specialized topics in political theory. (eg focusing on specific thinkers of specific themes, such as justice, democracy, religion and politics, toleration, etc.)

6080  Islamic Law (3) Cross listed as ARAB 6080, MID E 6108.
   Meet with ARAB 4080 MID E 4108, and POL S 5080. Graduate students should register for ARAB 6080, MID E 6108, or POL S 6080 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. The Islamic legal tradition as formulated by the classical Muslim jurists together with the theoretical and methodological principles underlying it.

6085  Islam and Democracy (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Instructor's consent.
   This course will be guided by the research question: when and under what conditions are Islamic movements likely to promote civil society and democracy.

6090  Political Thought in Islam (3) Cross listed as ARAB 6090, MID E 6109.
   Meet with ARAB 4090, MID E 4109, and POL S 5090. Graduate students should register for ARAB 6090, MID E 6109, or POL S 6090 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Islam as a way of life, concept of sovereignty and foundation of political organization in the Islamic state. Political theories advanced by major jurists and philosophers.

6120  Judicial Process (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 1100 or instructor consent.
   Structure, functions, and powers of courts in the political process. Interaction of law, judges and politics. Meets with POL S 5120. Requirements and assessment for students enrolled in POL S 6120 will be at the graduate level.

6140  Feminist Political Theory (3)
   Meets with POL S 5140. Graduate students should register for POL S 6140 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Exploration of the bases of feminist political theory and the influences and effects of feminist thought on various public political debates.

6170  Politics and the American Economy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 1010 or equivalent.
   Nature of capitalism and the mixed economy; political and economic models of decision making; fiscal and monetary policy; regulation and deregulation. Meets with POL S 5170. Requirements and assessment for students enrolled in POL S 6170 will be at the graduate level.

6200  Workshop in Political Theory (3) Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.
   Research design workshop for political theory graduate students, to assist in the preparation of thesis or dissertation proposals.

6201  Teaching Political Science I (1)
   Required seminar for all first-year teaching assistants. Theory and practice of teaching undergraduates political science.

6202  Teaching Political Science II (1)
   Required seminar for all first-year teaching assistants. Theory and practice of teaching undergraduates political science.

6240  Local Government Law (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6240.
   Meets with POLS 5240. Graduate students should register for 6240 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Topics from: local powers, governmental structure, judicial control, law making; services distribution, voting, citizen participation, personnel, finance, records, planning, eminent domain, tort liability, ethics, intergovernmental relations.

6250  Corrections Administration (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6250.
   Meets with POLS 5250. Graduate students should register for 6250 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Approaches to administration requiring coordination of numerous elements in a diverse system of offender management. Effect on administration of approaches to corrections facilities design, management of offenders in the community, and master planning. Constitutional and legal issues that affect programs and systems, including due process, role of the courts, rights of inmates, impact of law on jail and prison, and issues of inmate access and protection .

6270  Federalism (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6270.
   Meets with POLS 5270. Examination of the interaction of national and state government in the United States. Topics include the political theory, constitutional traditions, and historical evolution of American federalism as well as federalism's influence on public fiscal policy and substantive domestic policy areas.

6281  American Political Institutions (3)
   Survey of theory and methods in the study of American political institutions.

6282  American Political Behavior (3)
   Survey of theories and methods in the study of American political behavior.

6283  American Policy Processes (3)
   Survey of theories and methods in the study of American public policy analysis.

6290  Applied Quantitative Methods in Public Policy (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6290, PUBPL 6290.
   Meets with POLS 5290. Course involves the analysis of quantitative date, the application of statistics for understanding and conducting public policy research and the use of statistical software. Specific topics include descriptive statistics for discrete and continuous variables, probability theory, hypothesis testing, bivariate associations, ordinary least squares regression and logistic regression. Emphasis is on interpretation of findings.

6320  Public Policy Theories and Applications (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6320.
   Meets with POL S 5320. Graduate students should register for POL S 6320 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Introduction to policy process in U.S.; needs and demands for public action; organization and nature of political support; process and problems of decision making in major policy areas.

6321  Health Policy (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6321.
   Meets with POLS 5321. Introduction to health policy issues in U.S.; needs and demands for public action; organization and nature of political support; process and problems of decision making in health policy areas.

6322  Environmental Policy (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6322.
   Meets with POLS 5322. Graduate students should register for 6322 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Ways government action or inaction affects problems of resource scarcity, environmental health and safety, natural aesthetics, and economic growth.

6323  Policy Analysis (3)
   Meets with PADMN 6323 and POLS 5323. Course addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of performing policy analysis. Students will examine current policy issues from the perspective of federal, state, and local governments, as well as from those of non-governmental and advocacy organizations. Students will be introduced to repositories of data, information and analysis available on policy topics, and will conduct research using both primary and secondary data.

6340  Organizational Productivity and Change (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6340.
   Application of administrative theory, administrative practice/organizational behavior, organization development, and related social sciences to the complex task of managing change and assessing and improving productivity in public and nonprofit organizations. Includes leadership and employee motivation theories.

6350  Interdisciplinary Course in Disability Studies (3) Cross listed as OC TH 6350, PADMN 6350.
   An interdisciplinary course in Disability Studies will serve as an overview of the significance of disability in society and culture by viewing it from various perspectives. The course will explore theories and models that examine health, economic, social, political, and cultural factors that define disability and influence personal and collective responses to disability. Students will participate in a service learning project that will help to integrate key concepts from the course and their own disciplines. This course is intended to prepare graduate students with knowledge and understanding of disability in order to enhance their knowledge and skills as professionals and citizens.

6370  Position Classification and Performance Appraisal (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6370.
   Public sector job classification, history of policy analysis of job classification systems, job analysis, desk audit, interviews, validations, job description writing, point ratings, factor analysis. Developing agency support; appraisal purposes and data usage; types of appraisal methods and their strengths and weaknesses; feedback; data collection and building effective appraisal systems.

6390  Administration in Local Government (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6390.
   Meets with POLS 5390. Graduate students should register for 6390 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. This course is designed to focus specifically on local government administration through the exploration of local government in general, problems, and resolution approaches of local administrators, and particular behavior patterns of local administrations.

6400  Proseminar: Comparative Politics (3)
   Critical review of comparative politics literature. Methodology and substantive results.

6405  Comparative Public Policy (3)
   A cross-national comparison of public policy processes and outcomes. Examines why national governments respond differently to what are in essence similar policy problems and why some countries are tackling certain policy problems more successfully then others. Addresses how changes in social and economic structures and a global economy have affected patterns of policy-making. Critical review of the literature on comparative public policy in regard to a particular policy issue.

6410  New Democracies (3)
   Meets with POL S 5410. Graduate students should register for POL S 6410 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. A cross-regional comparison of the problems and results of new democracies in industrializing societies.

6420  The European Union (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 5420. Graduate students should register for POL S 6420 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. This course is an analysis of the European Union with emphasis upon the organization's historical development, its acquisition of member states' governmental functions, and the prospects for the organization's future as an economic and political international actor.

6430  Asian American Politics (3)
   Survey of the historical and contemporary political experiences of Asian Americans and their pursuits of equal rights and opportunities in the U.S. political system.

6440  Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (3)
   Meets with POL S 5440 and MID E 5644. Graduate students should register for POL S 6440/MID E 6644 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. This course seeks to address one of the crucial issues of our age: the cultural pluralism embedded in most civil societies and the integrative impulses and the forces of disintegration-nationalism and ethnicity. Credit granted toward a MES degree only when the course is taught by Middle East faculty/instructor.

6450  Political Violence/Terrorism (3) Cross listed as MID E 6645.
   Meets with Pol S 5450 and MID E 5645. Graduate students should register for POL S 6450/MID E 6645 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Discussion of theories of violence from psychological, socioeconomic, religious, and other perspectives with a Middle East emphasis. It will also focus on the role of the media and state-sponsored violence.

6460  International Relations of Africa (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6460 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Examines political and economic relations among African states and between African states and the rest of the world. Topics include Africa's colonial history, rise of nationalism, and Africa's position in the world economy. Emphasis is placed on several African countries.

6470  International Relations of the Middle East (3) Cross listed as MID E 6647. Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 5470 and MID E 5647. Graduate students will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Explores various international relations theories, such as realism, dependency, identity theory, and alliance formation to the behavior of Middle East states, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the post-Cold War Middle East.

6480  International Relations of East Asia (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 5480. Graduate students should register for POL S 6480 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Examines historical and cultural overview of the international relations of East Asia; focuses primarily on the post-Cold War era. Also examines the roles and policies of the major actors (China, Japan, and the U. S., etc.) and the patterns of conflict and cooperation concerning regional economic and security issues.

6490  International Relations of Latin America (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 5490. Graduate students should register for POL S 6490 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Relationship between traditional forms of contact between U. S. and Latin America. Recent forms of nationalism in Latin America, their effects on resulting economic development, and economic integration.

6520  Law Enforcement Administration (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6520.
   Meets with POLS 5520. Graduate students should register for 6520 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Application of public administration to unique environment of police agencies. Social/political context of law enforcement; organization of police agencies; measuring productivity of police work; personnel administration in police agencies; and professional ethics in law enforcement. Quantitative measures of recidivism, risk assessment, program effectiveness, demographic variables, and measures of validity of prevailing theories.

6540  Nonprofit Advocacy (3)
   Meets with POLS 5540 and PADMN 6540. This course builds understanding of the role of nonprofit organizations in the public policy process. It examines ways in which nonprofits can influence public policy in all three branches of government, and the legal and political environment in which nonprofits operate as policy advocates.

6550  Nonprofit Sectors and Organizations (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6550.
   Meets with POLS 5550. Graduate students should register for 6550. The scope, history, values, theories, and philosophies of the nonprofit sector; and the implications for governance of nonprofit organizations. Theories of the sector's existence, roles and functions, theories of philanthropy. Differences among organizations in the three sectors. The legal and ethical responsibility of trustees to act in the public interest.

6560  Developing Revenue in Nonprofit Organizations (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6560.
   Meets with POLS 5560. Graduate students should register for 6560. Selecting and designing revenue sources and strategies to serve the mission and programs of an organization. Alternative revenue sources such as grants, fees, contracts, cause-based marketing, special events, and donations. Related issues such as Unrelated Business Income, and charitable trusts.

6563  Program and Policy Evaluation (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6563, FCS 6563, PUBPL 6563. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Instructor's consent.
   Systematic introduction to program and policy evaluation as a basis for accountability. Introduces alternative approaches to evaluation. Emphasis is placed on strategies for impact assessment (including randomized designs and non-randomized designs), measuring efficiency, examining short-term and long-term consequences, identifying both intended and unintended impacts, and the social, political, and ethical context of evaluation.

6570  Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6570.
   Meets with POLS 5570. Graduate students should register for 6570. Management functions, issues, and skills that are distinctively nonprofit, such as board-staff relations, accountability to internal and external constituencies, managing volunteers, balancing professional and political interests, and ethics. Effects of the legal context and regulatory environment on the managing in nonprofit organizations.

6580  Nonprofit Financial Management (3)
   Meets with POLS 5580 and PADMN 6580. This course explores money management systems in nonprofit organizations from the standpoint of roles and functions relating to oversight, accounting principles and concepts (including fund accounting), analysis of financial statements, reporting practices, and management of financial planning,budgeting, cash flows, short/long-term financing, and endowment policies and practices.

6590 Nonprofit Grant & Proposal Writing (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6590.
   Attain working knowledge of the grants process and how to use the process to achieve the goals of your nonprofit or public organization.

6610  International Law (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Graduate students will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Study of the historical and theoretical foundations of the law of nations. Includes discussion of recognition, treaties, territorial and personal jurisdiction as well as such topics as dispute settlement, human rights, and environmental protection.

6630  Foundations of International Organization (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL 5630. Graduate students should register for POL S 6630 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Concentrates on the history and functions of public (IGO) and private (NGO) international organizations. Special efforts will be devoted to examining the changing roles of both IGOs and NGOs with relations to both member and non-member states.

6660  American Foreign Policy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6660 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. U. S. government machinery for formulation and conduct of foreign policy. Appraisal of U.S. policy in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

6670  U.S. National Security Policy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Study and analysis of the challenges of formulating and implementing U.S. national security policies since World War II. The course considers the meaning of national security, the institutions and actors (roles and powers) involved in policy making, and key national security decisions.

6680  Chinese Foreign Policy (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 5680. Graduate students should register for POL S 6680 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Sources, motivations, and strategies of contemporary Chinese foreign policy. Focuses on post-Mao era.

6690  Foundations of International Security (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Graduate students will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Focuses on the evolution of international security from the Cold War to the post-Cold War era. Topics include concepts and approaches in understanding international security; differing interpretations of security including economic, human rights, military, and political dimensions.

6710  Foundations of the Politics of International Economic Relations (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Graduate students will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Explores the relationship between politics and economics in international relations. Its fundamental objective is to enable the student to understand the ways in which politics and economics interact in the international arena.

6720  The Politics of North-South Economic Relations (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 5720. Graduate students should register for POL S 6720 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Examines ways in which international economic processes are affected by the politics of developing countries. Focuses on political-economic interactions between developed and developing countries and their participation in international regimes.

6740  Political Change (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Instructor's consent.
   This seminar offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of comparative political development. We will critically review the major theoretical approaches to the study of political development and focus on some of the substantive questions that have animated research in the field. These include democratization and regime change, political participation, politics of economic policy and economic growth, nationalism and ethnic conflict, and the influence of international factors on domestic politics.

6750  Industries and State Power: The Advanced Industrial Countries (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Meets with POL S 5750. Graduate students should register for POL S 6750 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Explores the factors and conditions that lead countries to decide whether and how to promote the development of their industries and economies. Emphasis is placed on the similar and different ways political forces influence the structure and process of industrial development in the countries studied.

6800  Theories of International Relations (3) Recommended Prerequisite: POLS 2100 or 3800.
   Graduate students will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Analysis of theories of international relations, such as Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism; using major works and current theoretical research. Recommended introduction to upper-division students.

6820  Art of Negotiation (3)
   Meets with PADMN 6820 & POLS 5820. This course addresses the principles and practices of effective negotiation for managers in public and nonprofit agencies. Negotiations are becoming increasingly important as public agencies work with multiple parties to accomplish their objectives in an era of collaborative governance. Students will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of various styles of negotiation and the underlying objectives, strategies and ethics of negotiation.

6830  Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution (3)
   Meets with PADMN 6830 and POLS 5830. Managing crises in public organizations is a vital aspect of public administration, whether the event causing the crisis is internal (sudden budget cut, labor strike, etc) or external (social upheaval, hurricane, earthquake, etc). This course teaches students about the skills and leadership necessary to meet diverse challenges, and to learn from the management or crises. Special focus is placed on managing and resolving inter-group conflict in public organizations.

6840  Seminar: Middle East Politics (3)
   Meets with MID E 6684.

6844  Utah's Health-Editorial Board (2 to 3) Cross listed as PADMN 6844.
   Utah's Health: An Annual Review is a student edited annual journal concerned with health policy and administration. Student editors are nominated by faculty and appointed by the executive committee of the editorial board. Graduate student editors may register for up to two hours of credit per year, and graduate student members of the executive committee may register for up to three hours of credit per year.

6850  Field Seminar in International Relations (3)
   Provides graduate students with a survey of the major approaches and theories of international relations.

6860  Disability Studies Forum (1) Cross listed as PADMN 6860.
   This course is a culminating activity for the Disability Studies Graduate Certificate. The Disability Studies Forum host national and international Disability Studies scholars, and shares research results and ongoing research being conducted in the area of Disability by faculty and students.

6880  Health Services Administration Seminar (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6880.
   Meets with H EDU 6660. Capstone seminar designed to integrate HSA Program's diverse course contents. Speakers include health administrators from community agencies.

6960  Special Topics (1 to 3)

6962  Topics in American Public Policy (3)
   Analysis of needs and demands for public action; process and problems of decision making in a major policy area. May be repeated with different topics. Meets with POL S 5962. Requirements and assessment for students enrolled in POL S 6962 will be at the graduate level.

6964  Topics in Middle East Politics (3)
   Graduate students should register for POL S 6964/MID E 6696 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Topics on cross-national political comparisons in the Middle East.

6965  Special Topics in Public Administration (3) Cross listed as PADMN 6965.
   Meets with POLS 5965. Graduate students should register for 6965 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Advanced development of particular administrative skills. Topics vary.

6967  Topics in Comparative Politics (3)
   Meets with POL S 5967. Graduate students will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. Topics on cross-national political comparisons.

6968  International Relations Advanced Seminar (3) Prerequisite: POLS 6850
   Focuses on literature and advanced research in specific areas, including foreign policy, international organizations, international political economy, and international security. Topics vary with instructor.

6970  Thesis Research: Master's (1 to 12)

6972  Ethics and Public Affairs Research Paper (3)
   Students register for 3 hours and prepare a research paper under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

6975  Independent Research: Master's (1 to 6)

6980  Faculty Consultation (3)
   Continuing minimum registration for Master of Public Administration students.

6990  Huntsman Seminar in Government (1 to 4)
   The primary focus in the seminar is face to face encounters between visiting politicians and the participating teachers. These sessions will be supplemented with formal classroom teaching.

7004  Research Design (3) Prerequisite: POLS 6001 and POLS 6003.
   Focuses on methodological issues associated with the design of research projects. Covers a range of approaches to research purposes, question selection, and generation and analysis of evidence. Students complete a research proposal. Required of all PhD students.

7040  Theories of Political Inquiry (3)
   Required course for all PhD students. Exploration of epistemological and normative issues involved in the study of politics.

7970  Thesis Research: Ph.D. (1 to 12)

7975  Independent Doctoral Research (1 to 6)

7980  Faculty Consultation (3)

7990  Continuing Registration: Ph.D. (0)


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