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Political Science (PSCI)

PSCI 2305:     U.S.  Government 

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in Reading and Writing or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1300.
Introduction to United States national government and politics; including constitutional basis, processes, institutions and policies of U.S. Government and politics.  

PSCI 2306:     Texas State & Local Government

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in Reading and Writing or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1300.
Introduction to Texas state and local government including constitutional basis, processes, institutions and policies of Texas government and politics.  

PSCI 3310:    U.S. Congress

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306.
Introduces students to the politics and processes of the United States Congress.

PSCI 3311:    U.S. Presidency

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306.
Introduces students to the politics and processes of the Presidency of the United States.

PSCI 3312:    U.S. Judiciary

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306.
Introduces students to the politics and processes of the federal judiciary with a special emphasis on the Supreme Court.

PSCI 3313:    American Political Philosophy

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306.
Introduces students to the philosophers whose writings influenced the direction of the American republic.

PSCI 3320:    Introduction to Public Policy

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2305 or 2306
Provides a basic foundation in US Public Policy. Covers the basics of what is public policy, the different policy-making institutions and processes, the different areas of public policy, as well as how to analyze public policy outputs and outcomes.

PSCI 3340:    World Politics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
International relations among nation-states are analyzed in their comparative aspects with structural components, transnational organizations, cultures, institutions, and rational choice.  Formerly “Global Political Studies.”

PSCI 3350:    Research Methods in Political Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306.
Introduces students to the tools that political scientists use to conduct research with an emphasis on quantitative techniques.

PSCI 4102;     Independent Study of Political Science

PSCI 4202;    Cr. 1; 2; 3. (1-1-0); (2-2-0); (3-3-0)

PSCI 4302:    Topics will vary.

PSCI 4300:    Selected Topics in Political Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306
Topics in political science will vary each semester.

PSCI 4305:    Internship in Political Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor
Provides students with opportunities to participate in a work setting or research project with appropriate agencies or entities in the field of political science.

PSCI 4310:    Public Opinion

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306.
Introduces students to the scientific study of public opinion and development of political attitudes.

PSCI 4311:    Constitutional Law

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306.
Introduces students to the basic concepts of civil rights and civil liberties contained in the U.S. Constitution.

PSCI 4350:    Senior Capstone Seminar

Cr. 3.. Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2305 and PSCI 2306; BS track: PSCI 3350; BA track: HUMA 4322, HUMA 4324, or ENGL 3312
Provides students with an opportunity to spend a semester focused on Political Science research and learning to critically evaluate such research.

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