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2011-2012 Catalog

Instructional Area

Political Science (PSCI)


Instructional Area | Course Numbering System | Course Punctuation

PSCIĀ 2305:

U.S. Government
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
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).
Introduction to Texas state and local government including constitutional basis, processes, institutions and policies of Texas government and politics.

PSCI 3320:

Introduction to Public Policy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: 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:

Global Political Studies
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: PSCI 2305
Combines Comparative Politics and International Relations to give students an introduction to various forms of government in different nation-states, the cultural differences across world regions and the relationships between nation-states (both individually and within international organizations).

PSCI 4102:4202:4302:

Independent Study of Political Science
Cr. 1; 2; 3. (1-1-0); (2-2-0); (3-3-0)
Topics will vary.

PSCI 4300:

Selected Topics in Political Science
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: 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: 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.