Study of political issues that involve science and technology such as arms control, energy resources, environmental pollution, public health, occupational safety, and technology transfer. Prerequisite: 21:790:201 or permission of instructor. This course fulfills the technology course requirement in the teacher certification program.
Selected writers and doctrines in the tradition of Western thought on politics and society, from Greece through the Reformation. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and seniors, and to others with instructor's permission.
A historical approach to theories and practice of world politics, focusing on nation-states, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, global corporations, war, trade, globalization, human rights, and transnational terrorism.
Aims and methods of Russian foreign policy and its ideological and practical determinants as applied to the Western world, underdeveloped countries, former Soviet republics and communist bloc, and international organizations.
Basic principles and practices governing legal relations among states; relations of law to politics explored to highlight the strengths and shortcomings of international law in dealing with contemporary world problems.
Analysis of the formulation and administration of American foreign policy; political, economic, and social forces influencing the decision-making process; the background, alternatives, and principal issues since World War II.
Problems encountered by developing nations as they seek to become viable, independent societies; problems of political and social modernization. Open only to juniors and seniors.
Focus on specific issues in global politics of current interest and importance.
Individual study and research on selected problems in political science. Prerequisites: Permission of department chair and instructor.