POL 120 – American Government

Political Science
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of American national government. Topics include the constitutional framework, federalism, the three branches of government including the bureaucracy, civil rights and liberties, political participation and behavior, and policy formation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts Read More

POL 130 – State & Local Government

Political Science
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course includes state and local political institutions and practices in the context of American federalism. Emphasis is placed on procedural and policy differences as well as political issues in state, regional, and local governments of North Carolina. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss various problems associated with intergovernmental politics and Read More

POL 210 – Comparative Government

Political Science
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides a cross-national perspective on the government and politics of contemporary nations such as Great Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. Topics include each country’s historical uniqueness, key institutions, attitudes and ideologies, patterns of interaction, and current political problems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and compare various nations’ governmental structures, processes, Read More

POL 220 – International Relations

Political Science
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides a study of the effects of ideologies, trade, armaments, and alliances on relations among nation-states. Emphasis is placed on regional and global cooperation and conflict, economic development, trade, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions, such as the World Court and UN. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss major international Read More