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Introductory

  • 1107: Texas Constitution and Government Cr. 1.0 (1-0). Enrollment limited to students who have completed 6 hours of Core Government, introduction to history and politics of the Texas Constitution and government. Emphasis on functions, structure characteristics, impacts, amendment procedures and political philosophy that underlie written constitution and Texas government.
  • 1333: Introduction to Political Science Cr. 3. (3-0). Enrollment limited for freshmen and sophomores. General introduction to the study of politics, the various subfields in the discipline, and the variety of approaches.
  • 1335: World Politics Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Credit for or current enrollment in ENGL 1303 or consent of instructor. Analysis of the major conflicts of contemporary world politics from a social science perspective.
  • 1336: U.S. and Texas Constitution and Politics (formerly 2333) Cr. 3 (3-0). Credit may not be earned for both POLS 1336 and 1394. Introduction to the constitutions and politics of the United States and Texas, emphasizing constitutional structure, federalism, separation of powers, limited government, public opinion, elections, and civil liberties.
  • 1337: U.S. Government: Congress, President and Courts (formerly 2334)Cr. 3 (3-0). Credit may not be earned for both POLS 1337 and 1395. Introduction to the institutions of government with an emphasis on the congress, the president, and the federal courts.
  • 2340: Greek Classics Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: ENGL 1303 and 1304, or equivalent. One or more texts in ancient political philosophy.
  • 2341: Renaissance Classics Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: ENGL 1303 and 1304, or equivalent. One or more texts in modern political philosophy.
  • 3309: Democratization Cr. 3 (3-0). Introduction to legal principles and procedures of recognized public international law and laws of war.
  • 3310: Introduction to Political Theory Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Recurring themes and problems in the study of politics; draws upon classical and modern works.
  • 3311: Introduction to Comparative Politics Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Theory and methodology of comparative politics.
  • 3312: Arguments, Data, and Politics Cr. 3 (3-0) Prerequisite: POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalents, or consent of instructor. Learn how experts use surveys, experiments, and observations to test claims about politics and policy outcomes.
  • 3313: Introduction to International Relations Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Approaches to international politics, power, the nation-state and nationalism, diplomacy, causes of conflict, sources of interdependence, international law and organization.
  • 3314: Introduction to Public Administration Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. The political environment of public administration and its basic concepts, structures, and processes in the United States.
  • 3315: International Organization Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Impact of world politics on international organization and influence of international organization on foreign policy.
  • 3316: Statistics for Political Science Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisite: MATH 2311. Emphasis on development of quantitative skills, including multivariate analysis. Focus on applying quantitative techniques to practical matters.
  • 3318: Introduction to Public Policy Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. The nature and functions of public policy, policy institutions and processes, and policy evaluations with a primary focus on the U.S.
  • 3319: Politics of Social Policy (formerly 3380) Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisites: POLS 1336 and 1337 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Public policy initiatives in areas of civil rights, welfare, education, human resources, and housing, including criteria for evaluating proper impact.