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POL-1010 American National Government
03 Semester Credits
Nature, purpose, theories and forms of government of the United States at national level. Relationships between structure, function and process. Dynamics of political change, including role and significance of U.S. Constitution. Current issues of American public policy. Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.
OAN Approved: OSS011

POL-1020 State and Local Government
03 Semester Credits
Examination of state and local governments within federal system, intergovernmental relations, metropolitan problems, dynamics of electoral process, including impacts of public policy decisions on individual lives. Several policy areas may be studied.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.
OAN Approved: OSS014

POL-1040: Intro to Peace\Conflict Study
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to the field of conflict analysis and resolution and is intended to provide a solid foundation for further inquiry and application. Examines definitions of conflict and diverse views of its resolution and explores thinking about human behavior and social systems as they relate to the origins of conflict and the role of conflict in violent and peaceful social changes. Specific conflict situations will also be approached through models of sociocultural dynamics.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I or eligibility for ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; or instructor approval.

POL-179H Honors Contract in Political Science
01 Semester Credit
Honors Contract complements and exceeds the requirements and objectives for an existing POL 1000-level honors course through the formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. In order to complete the contract, the student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor offering the contract for mentor-student tutorial sessions.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level honors course in Political Science, whose instructor approves the Honors Contract.

POL-2030 Comparative Politics
03 Semester Credits
Examination of selected industrialized democracies including the United Kingdom, France and Germany; transitional states including Russia; the theocratic regime in Iran; and one developing country from either Central America, Africa or Asia. Explores the ideological underpinnings, economic systems and most salient political and social issues of each of these case-study states.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, and POL-1010 American National Government.

POL-2040: Conflict Resolution Skills
03 Semester Credits
Explore the role and nature of conflict in both their personal and professional lives. Develop skills that will help prevent and de-escalate intense conflict situations. The topic of conflict in human interaction will be addressed through an interdisciplinary approach that will include texts from relevant academic areas and experiential role playin. Includes the role of intrapersonal intelligence and its affect in interpersonal itneractions. Also covers a variety of symbolic systems of meaning making and apply them for understanding human nature and conflict.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

POL-2060 Political Systems of Africa
03 Semester Credits
Comparative discussion of selected topics in Africa with particular focus on the interrelationship between internal and external affairs. Examination of colonial policies, party systems, interest groups and modes of development.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): POL-1010 American National Government is recommended.  

POL-2070 International Relations
03 Semester Credits
Study of International Relations. Explores how individuals, Nation-States, non-governmental and international organizations interact with one another. Emphasis on major subfields of security and political economy. Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, and POL-1010 American National Government.
OAN Approved: OSS012

POL-2100 Constitutional Law
03 Semester Credits
The origins and development of American constitutional and legal system. Emphasizes the structure and role of Supreme Court in constitutional interpretation and major decisions concerning important areas of litigation. Major areas of emphasis include federalism, separation of powers, civil liberties, civil rights, and rights of the criminally accused. Historical and current court cases discussed.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I and POL- 1010 American National Government.

POL-2140: Conflict Mgmt Service Learning
03 Semester Credits
This course will integrate theories and skills in Peace Studies and Conflict Management with service learning. Students will gain practical experience, serve their community, and engage with issues surrounding the promotion of social justice, social service, or conflict management at local, regional, national, or international levels. A minimum of 40 hours service learning required over the course of the semester.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): POL-1040 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies , and POL-2040 Conflict Resolution Skills.

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