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Undergraduate Courses in Political Science

POLS 1010 - Politics in the United States

This course examines the nature of American democracy citizen participation, principles of government and political institutions within context of US domestic politics.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 1010A - Honors Experience: Politics in the US

OHIO Honors curricular experience in Politics in the US

Credits: 0

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: independent study

Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,NC,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 1500 - Themes in Global Politics

Each class has anchoring theme or set of themes related to global politics, such as, but not limited to, norms, justice, power, conflict and cooperation, globalization and development.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 1600 - Engaging Politics

Course begins by giving students an introduction to the ways politics has been historically understood, and continues to discuss the ways it is understood in the discipline of political science. As the course continues, students will spend significant time exploring alternative understandings of politics in terms of current political events, parties, movements, revolutions and struggles in the U.S. and globally.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2000 - American Politics, Policy, and Administration

This course introduces students to American politics, policy, and administration by investigating how public policies are formulated and implemented. Under a conventional view of the politics-administration dichotomy, political factors such as political party and public opinion significantly dominate the entire phase of policy formulation. Governmental bureaucracies are supposed to faithfully implement public policies that political decision makers enact. During recent decades, governmental bureaucracies have been more heavily involved in policy formulation as well as policy implementation. This course surveys the historical and contemporary principles of democracy and bureaucracy. Students consider the ideal relationship among politics, policy, and administration. Students also evaluate the significance of political culture and its effects upon policy formulation and implementation.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2200 - The Politics of Law

Introduces the study of law as a political process with special emphasis on courts, legal ideologies, violence, and the mobilization of rights claims in social and political conflict.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2300 - Democracies and Dictatorships Around the World

Introduction to dynamics, structures, and comparison of contemporary political systems and processes.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2500 - International Relations

Introduction to key themes and approaches in the study of international relations. Assesses the major forces and constraints affecting state and non-state actors in the international system.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2700 - Introduction to Political Theory

Introduces a range of the canonical works in the western tradition of political thought. Uses the contemporary context of political struggles for equality, community, and justice as a lens through which to assess the problems and possibilities of this work.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2800 - Analyzing Politics: Applied Statistics for Government, Public, and International Affairs

An introductory course analyzing a variety of political issues, government institutions and processes, and policy outcomes in U.S. and international politics using data analysis and applied statistics. The course covers how to organize data for analysis, describe data using measures of central tendency and dispersion, and use and interpret inferential statistics to test hypotheses about the political world. Using appropriate statistical software and other technology, students analyze, interpret, and present data from a variety of sources including polls, news media, government agencies, and various actors in public and international affairs.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2900 - Special Topics in Political Science

Specific course content will vary with offering.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2970T - Political Science Non-Thesis Tutorial First Year

Honors tutorial on topics in political science.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2971T - Political Science Non-Thesis Tutorial

Honors tutorial on topics in political science.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2980T - Political Science Non-Thesis Tutorial

Honors tutorial on topics in political science.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

POLS 2981T - Political Science Non-Thesis Tutorial

Honors tutorial on topics in political science.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I