POLS100
Power and Politics in America

Description: Introduction to American government and politics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

POLS104
Comparative Politics

Description: Description and analysis of the principal types of modern political systems, including types of democracies and dictatorships found in Western systems, Eastern systems, and the Third World. Occasional comparison made with American institutions and political processes. Deals both with structures and major policy problems confronting these political systems: the politics of education, human rights, demands for regional autonomy, ethnic conflict and diversity, political violence, demand for welfare services, crises in agriculture, and other topics of relevance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS105
American WaysCrosslisted with HIST 105

Prerequisites: Open to freshmen only.

Description: Develops an historical perspective on current American political problems. The peculiar American relationship to questions of scarcity and how our political institutions have been shaped by those questions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS108
Political Ideas

Description: Introduction to major political concepts and controversies that have developed in the Western world. Liberty, equality, democracy, human nature, among others. Readings come from leading political theorists, past and present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS130
News Literacy, The Public, and Politics

Description: Broad introduction to how the media work to disseminate information, how people use the media to gather information, and how politicians use the media to get their messages out. Evaluate bias and media effects from the perspective of journalists, politicians, and the public.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS150
Introduction to Biology, Psychology, and Politics

Description: An introduction to the central theories, methods, and findings in the application of biological and psychological techniques to politics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Biology,Psychology,& Politics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

POLS160
International RelationsCrosslisted with POLS 160H, GLST 160

Description: How and why states act as they do in their contemporary international relations. Continuing factors, such as power, war, ideology, and governmental organizations, and recently emerging influences, including supranational organizations, multinational corporations, and natural resource allocation analyzed. Diverse approaches and theories examined.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

POLS160H
International RelationsCrosslisted with POLS 160, GLST 160

Description: How and why states act as they do in their contemporary international relations. Continuing factors, such as power, war, ideology, and governmental organizations, and recently emerging influences, including supranational organizations, multinational corporations, and natural resource allocation analyzed. Diverse approaches and theories examined.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

POLS171
Introduction to East Asian CivilizationCrosslisted with HIST 181

Description: Survey of the traditional cultures and modern history of China and Japan. Emphasis on political systems, intellectual and religious history, and cultural developments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

POLS189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

POLS198
Special Topics

Description: Hot political topics of the day. Topics will vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Other,Theses,and Dissertations

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

POLS210
Bureaucracy and the American Political System

Description: Introductory survey to the administrative arm of American national, state, and local government. Bureaucracy has become so important to the functioning of the federal system it has been termed "the fourth branch of government." Bureaucracy's role as a political institution of the first order, not just as an implementer of policy. Bureaucratic power, structure, and democratic control.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS221
Politics in State and Local Governments

Description: Broad introduction to the political structure and operations of state and local governments. Role and power of state and local governments; government institutions; political parties and interest groups; public policy; state constitutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS225
Nebraska Government and Politics

Description: Various aspects of Nebraska government and politics. Unicameral Legislature, the governor and executive branch, the courts, political parties in Nebraska politics, political participation, and current issues of concern to Nebraskans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS227
The Presidency

Description: Creation, development, structure, powers, and functions of the office of the President of the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

POLS230
Elections, Political Parties, and Special Interests

Description: Roles of political parties and interest groups in government and politics, focusing on their efforts of elections and lobbying.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

POLS232
Public Issues in America

Description: Major public issues in American politics. Government spending, civil rights; welfare and health care; poverty; education; urban problems; crime, violence and repression; defense policy; agricultural policy; environment/energy policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS235
Public Policy: Concepts and Processes

Description: Basic policy theories and the policy process, paying special attention to key events that create or prevent policy opportunities and problems that arise throughout the policy process. Substantive policy issues used to illustrate the various concepts and process models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS236
Public Policy Analysis: Methods and Models

Description: Approaches to public policy analysis. The nature of politics and policy with emphasis on the role of the citizen, uses of information types in the formation of public policy, the analysis of policy content, and the problems of training for policy analysis. Basic policy analysis methods including interviewing participant observation, document analysis, and surveying.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS238
Blacks and the American Political SystemCrosslisted with ETHN 238

Description: Role of the Blacks in the American political system, with emphasis on strategies used to gain political power and influence decision makers; problems faced in the southern and urban political settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

POLS250
Genetics, Brains, and Politics

Description: Role of genes, neural activity, and physiology in shaping human behavior, especially political behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Biology,Psychology,& Politics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 4 Science

POLS260
Problems in International Relations

Description: Selected current or otherwise important problems in international relations. Content varies but may include such subjects as weapons and security policies, human rights, multinational corporations, ideologies, etc.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS261
Conflict and Conflict ResolutionCrosslisted with ANTH 261, SOCI 261

Description: Introduction to the study of the biological, economic, political-historical, and cultural bases of war and group conflict.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS263
Causes of War and Peace

Description: Leading theories on war and peace, highlighting the causes and consequences of WWI, WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the Gulf War.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS268
Threats to World Order

Description: Variety of global crises and challenges that pose threats to world order. Population growth; scarcities of food, energy, and non-fuel minerals; vulnerability of industrial states to resource scarcities; nuclear proliferation; arms racing; and terrorism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS270
From National to Human Security

Description: Provide a solid understanding of the historical and theoretical debates related to security studies within the sub field of international relations. Traditional and ¿new threats¿ to security as it relates to world order. How nation-states are responding to these threats ¿ namely through multilateral, multi-level strategies based on certain assumptions of governance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS277
Latin American PoliticsCrosslisted with ETHN 277, LAMS 277

Description: Constitutional and political development of selected Latin American countries; contemporary problems and institutions. Latin America in world affairs with special reference to the inter-American relations and the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS281
Challenges to the State

Description: Challenges to the state related to human rights and gender issues. How growth of non-state actors affects individuals and groups and their rights. Gendered notions of the state, national security, women's rights, and humanitarian intervention.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS286
Political Analysis

Description: Ways of studying politics and social situations. Rather than asking what political systems "should" do, the primary questions are what political systems actually do and how we know what they do. Whether the application of the scientific process to social questions is valid? Problems in carrying out proper scientific research. The wide variety of techniques that have been applied to analyze politics.

This course is a prerequisite for: POLS 450

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS295
Legislative Page Program

Description: The development and workings of the Nebraska legislature. POLS 295 requires serving as page with the Nebraska Unicameral.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS325
Legislative Process

Description: Legislature's role in the American arrangement of legislative-executive-judicial responsibilities. Attention to the internal operation of the Congress with focus on the standing committee stage. State legislative experiences and proposals to reform the legislative system emphasized.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS332
Climate Change: Policy and Politics

Description: Examines how the impacts of climate change are evaluated and used to motivate policy; analyzes proposals and policies aimed at mitigating climate change at both the federal and the international level; and identifies stakeholders and assesses their impacts on climate change dialogue and policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS333
Immigration and PoliticsCrosslisted with ETHN 333

Description: Immigration as a multifaceted sociopolitical phenomenon. The history of different waves of immigration to the United States. Emphasis on the diversity within every immigrant group, as well as differences and similarities regarding their acculturation process. Public attitudes towards immigration in historical perspective. The American political system's capacity to incorporate newcomers into civic life.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

POLS334
Polls, Politics and Public OpinionCrosslisted with COMM 334

Description: Attitudes and behavior of citizens with respect to politics, how these attitudes and behaviors are shaped, how they are measured, and what influence they have on government.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS338
Women and PoliticsCrosslisted with WMNS 338

Description: Survey of women as political actors: participation in political life, barriers to participation, political attitudes, issues of special concern to women, and issues of particular concern to women of color.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS345
Courts, Judges, and Lawyers

Description: Role of courts, judges, and lawyers in the American legal system and political process. Covers all federal and state courts but emphasizes the US Supreme Court.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS347
Myths and Realities of the Justice System

Description: American criminal justice system from arrest through sentencing. How the system appears to operate. How the system actually operates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS350
Issues in Biology, Psychology, and Politics

Description: A consideration of special issues in the study of biology, psychology, and politics, including emotions, behavioral genetics, neuroimaging, decision-making, and research on human subjects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Biology,Psychology,& Politics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

POLS361
The United Nations and World Politics

Description: Analysis of the role and influence of the United Nations in international relations. Comparison of the UN with the League of Nations and with regional international organizations such as the Organization of American States and NATO. Attention to UN programs concerning security, human rights, economic development, and environmental protection.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS362
Globalization, Human Rights and Diversity

Description: Sources of globalization, its various forms, and how it triggers resistance from those who wish to preserve the local and particular from globalizing influences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS363
United States Foreign Policy

Description: Major domestic factors affecting how US foreign policy is made and the resulting patterns of policy. US foreign policy in four issue-areas: security, human rights, economics, and ecology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS364
Model United NationsCrosslisted with GLST 364

Description: An introduction to the United Nations system and the Model United Nations program, including research, debate and resolution writing.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

POLS375
Conflict and Development in AfricaCrosslisted with ETHN 375

Description: Uses knowledge, theories, methods, and historical perspectives appropriate to the social sciences to understand the causes of conflict and development in Africa. Pays attention to the diversity of conflict and development-related experiences on the continent.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

POLS377
Transnational Criminal Networks

Description: Causes, consequences and aftermath of drugs and thugs (war criminals, drugs/arms traffickers and modern-day caudillos, among others) and their role in contemporary international and human security.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS381
Cultures in TransitCrosslisted with MODL 381, GLST 381

Description: Interdisciplinary comparative literature course that offers critical studies on socio-political changes in modern nations and respective cultures. It focuses on war, revolution, migration, exile, diaspora, and transnational conditions. Letter grade only.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

POLS383
Justice and the Good Life

Description: The questions of how we ought to live our lives via the study of classic texts in political thought. Debate what makes our actions ¿ and, indeed our lives ¿ just, choice-worthy, and even heroic.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS384
Liberalism and Its Critics

Description: The core ideas of liberal political thought. Critiques from both the Left and the Right to shed list on why the American experiment in governance ¿ with it intellectual roots in the Enlightenment of 17th and 18th Century Europe ¿ turned out as it did and how it might have been changed or improved.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS386
Truth and Progress

Description: Surveys the landscape of contemporary political theory, addressing some of the major debates of the past twenty years about reason, right action, human nature, good government, and truth.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS395
Internship in Political Science

Prerequisites: Junior standing and 12 hrs POLS.

Pass/No Pass only. POLS 395 requires the assignment of and the supervision by a faculty member.

Description: Internship in government agencies, public-interest groups, political parties, or other organizations.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD
Groups:Other,Theses,and Dissertations

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

POLS398
Special Topics
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

POLS399
Individual Readings

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

POLS399H
Honors: Individual Research

Prerequisites: Good standing in the university honors program or by invitation; open to candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

POLS400
Democracy and Democratic Citizenship

Prerequisites: Political science major or permission.

Description: Democracy as a form of government. Types of democracy, alternatives to democracy, and the history and consequences of democracy. Democratic citizenship, what makes a good democratic citizen, whether and how democratic citizenship can be promoted.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

POLS425
Congress and Public PolicyCrosslisted with POLS 825

Description: The policy making role of the Congress including the institutionalization of the House and the Senate, an analysis of congressional behavior, the committee process, and the policy responsiveness of Congress.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS426
Topics in American Public PolicyCrosslisted with POLS 826

Description: A significant public policy in American politics. Topics: science, technology, and public policy; or health politics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS430
Political CommunicationCrosslisted with COMM 430, POLS 830, COMM 830

Prerequisites: 12 hrs communication studies, or permission.

Description: Role of communication in the political process, with emphasis on communication strategies in political campaigns. Includes communication variables important in the political process, an application of communication theory and principles to political rhetoric, and analysis and criticism of selected political communication events.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS441
Constitutional LawCrosslisted with POLS 841

Description: Supreme Court doctrine determining the distribution of powers within the national government and between the national government and the state governments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS442
Civil Liberties: Freedom of Expression and ConvictionCrosslisted with POLS 842

Description: Supreme Court doctrine interpreting the First Amendment, covering freedom of speech, assembly, and association; freedom of the press; and freedom of religion.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS443
Civil Liberties: Issues of Fairness and EqualityCrosslisted with POLS 843

Description: Supreme Court doctrine covering the rights of the accused, the right to privacy and the right to racial and sexual equality.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS450
Seminar in Biology, Psychology, and Politics

Prerequisites: POLS 286 or permission of instructor

Description: Advanced consideration of the theories, methods, and findings in the application of biological and psychological techniques to politics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Biology,Psychology,& Politics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

POLS459
International Political EconomyCrosslisted with POLS 859

Description: Interface of politics and economics in the international arena. Political dimension of international economic issues emphasized. Includes: liberal, mercantile, and radical approaches; theories of imperialism; dependency and interdependency; distribution of the global product; the global division of labor; the political aspects of markets; the politics of trade, aid, investment, multinational corporations, food, and energy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS463
American Foreign Policy and the Use of the MilitaryCrosslisted with POLS 863

Description: Military action as an instrument of American foreign policy. Constitutional basis of the president's and Congress's war powers; assessments of the role of the White House, Congress, CIA, senior pentagon officials, the American public, and military alliances - NATO and coalitions of the willing - in supporting and directing the use of military action abroad; and the political and strategic consequences of various American applications of military force.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS466
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted with ECON 466, AECN 467, ANTH 479, GEOG 448, HIST 479, SOCI 466, ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 848, HIST 879, POLS 866, SOCI 866

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Open to students with an interest in international relations.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar Integrative Courses, Research Human-Economic Geography Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt Variable group based on topic

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS467
Pro-seminar in International Relations IICrosslisted with ECON 467, ECON 867, POLS 867

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Open to students with an interest in international relations. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS469
International LawCrosslisted with POLS 869

Description: Rules and principles accepted by the members of the community of nations as defining their rights and duties, and the procedure employed in protecting their rights and performing their duties.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

POLS470
International Human RightsCrosslisted with POLS 870

Description: Development of international norms on human rights and attempts to implement those standards. Emphasis on political process, with attention to law, philosophy, economics, and culture. Coverage of the United Nations, regional organizations, private agencies, and national foreign policies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS472
State Terror

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Use of terror as an instrument of state policy. A series of case studies of large scale politically based killings. Why and which states use terror and politicide against their own citizens.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS473
Problems in International Law and OrganizationCrosslisted with POLS 873

Prerequisites: POLS 361 or 469 highly recommended.

Description: Selected issues in international law and organization. Content varies. Includes: US Senate's treatment of treaties, use of customary law by US courts, current cases before the World Court, leading legal issues handled by the UN Security Council and General Assembly, etc.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission

Capstone course.

Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

POLS476
Ethnic Conflict and IdentityCrosslisted with JUDS 476, POLS 876

Description: Theories of natinalism and ethnic conflict. Case studies of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The post-Cold War era as multi-polar and multi-cilizational. The states and different cultures that compete for influence and authority to dominate the "New World order." The division of the world along ethnic, religious, and class lines rather than by ideology. The future of international politics and the reassessment of the causes of "conflicts of culture" and their containment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS477
Israel and the Middle EastCrosslisted with JUDS 477, POLS 877

Description: Israeli politics, society, and relations with its neighbors, particularly the Palestinians. Rise of Zionism and the Palestinian response to it; wars between Israel and Arab neighbors, and the eventual peace agreements between the two; the internal dynamics of Israeli political life; and state of Zionism today.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS478

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.

Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS479
Insurgency, Guerrilla Warfare, and Terrorism

Description: Nature, strategies, and mechanics of insurgency, guerrilla warfare and terrorism, where they fit in the spectrum of conflict, and various techniques and methods for analyzing them.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

POLS498
Special TopicsCrosslisted with POLS 898
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE: