World Politics

POSC-250. United Nations
(3 credits)

Purposes and principles of the United Nations with politics, law, structure, voting, and policies of member states explored. Prerequisite: P0SC-150 or Juniors or above. (ATTR: ARTS, GSSS)

POSC-254. Children in War and Work
(3 credits)

The decisions made in international relations today affect the childhood experiences of the next generation of leaders and, hence, will greatly shape how the world will react to impending issues dealing with war and poverty.  This course examines both the impact of war and work on children and discusses and evaluates various policies for dealing with children in these situations. Prerequisite:  POSC-150 or Junior Standing. (ATTR: ARTS, GSSS)

POSC-257. Terrorism: Causes and Cures
(3 credits)

This course examines the evolution of terrorism, its causes, perpetrators and methods.  I also evaluates the various national and international methods used for dealing with terrorism.  Prerequisite:  POSC-150 or Junior Standing. (ATTR: ARTS, GSSS)

POSC-345. Chinese Government and Politics
(3 credits)

The course focuses on the establishment, ideology, structures, internal politics, and international relations of the People's Republic of China. Prerequisite: POSC-140 or Juniors or above. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, MULT)

POSC-351. U.S. Foreign Policy
(3 credits)

There will be case study examination of its historic development in economic security, and cultural involvement from isolation to globalism. Prerequisite: POSC-100 or POSC-150 or Juniors or above. (ATTR: AMSB, ARTS, GSSS)

POSC-355. Global Environmental Dilemmas
(3 credits)

This course studies how national, subnational and transnational actors create and actuate norms, principles, treaties and institutions for dealing with global environmental issues. Prerequisite: P0SC-150  or ENVA-110 or junior standing. Same as ENVA-315.

POSC-359. Special Studies in Global Politics
(3 credits)

The course examines contemporary issues, structures, and other relationships of international relations (may be taken more than once with different content). Consult Fall and Spring schedules for specific topics. Prerequisite: POSC-150 or Juniors or above. An additional fee may be required, depending on the course offered. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)

POSC- 362.  Refugee and Migration Studies
(3 credits)

This course explores political, economic, socio-cultural, and structural factors that create, encourage, and manage the transnational movement of populations worldwide.  In particular, this seminar emphasizes an analysis of both the positive and negative implications of population movements on refugee sending and receiving countries.  It also examines the impact of migration on the marginalized and poor communities both in the industrialized and the developing world.  Prerequisite:  POSC-140 or POSC-150 or GLST-100.  (ATTR:  ARTS, GSSS)

POSC-378 International Law
(3 credits)

The materials dealt with in this course are case analyses of international practice problems and how they reflect upon our domestic legal system.  Prerequisite: Sophomores or above. (ATTR: ARTS, GSSS, ISP)

POSC-450 Political Science Travel Course
(3 credits)

As an academically oriented field experience, this course offers three semester hours credit for a semester-long course that includes an extended study program in selected geographical areas.  Lectures, supervised research into aspects of the field study course, and orientation meetings will prepare students for an informed experience.  Travel cost paid by student.  Cost varies each semester.  Permission of instructor required. (ATTR: ARTS).