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POLS 2003
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

Prerequisite: Minimum score of 19 on the English and Reading portions of the ACT or successful completion of ENGL 1013 or equivalent. A study of the principles and practices of American Government, explaining the origin and purpose of our governmental institutions in a broad sense, with consideration given to interstate and national state relations.


POLS 2013
INTRO TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

The basic terms and concepts for the study of political science, including an understanding of democratic and authoritarian political systems and the methods for researching and writing a political science paper. Note: This course is highly recommended for all students interested in political science.


POLS 2153
INTRO/STRATEGIC STUDIES

An introduction to strategic studies focusing on the key theoretical principles that have played a major role in shaping Western understandings of strategy, with particular focus on the United States.


POLS 2253
SURV WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

An introduction to the subfield of political theory, examining the works of major political thinkers from ancient Greece to the present.


POLS 2421
MODEL UN WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: POLS 3433 Participation in the state or regional Model United Nations. Note: Only one of these courses may be taken for credit during a semester. Note: POLS 3421 may be repeated for credit three times.


POLS 2431
MODEL UN WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: POLS 3433 Participation in the state or regional Model United Nations. Note: Only one of these courses may be taken for credit during a semester. Note: POLS 3421 may be repeated for credit three times.


POLS 2513
RESEARCH METHODS I

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of political science research. This course teaches the scientific method as applied to political science, bibliographical aids, and the study and writing of political science. It is a hands-on course where students will use the skills learned to evaluate social science research.


POLS 3013
REC AMER FOR/MIL POL

Prerequisites: POLS 2013 and 3413 recommended The post World War II environment in which U.S. foreign and military policy functions; emphasis is on the formulation of policy, relationship of foreign policy and domestic affairs, problems of foreign and military policy coordination and control, and the military industrial complex.


POLS 3023
JUDICIAL PROCESS

Cross-listed: CJ 3023 The structure and operation of the state and national court systems. Emphasis upon the role of the criminal courts in the political system and the consequences of judicial policy making.


POLS 3033
AMER STATE/LOCAL GOVT

A comparative study of the nature of the organization and operation of state and local governments in the United States with emphasis on state and local government in Arkansas.


POLS 3053
INTRO TO PUBLIC ADMIN

A study of public administration with attention devoted to organizational problems and pathology, leadership, communication, control, and the hiring, training, compensating, motivating, and firing of personnel. Numerous case studies are considered.


POLS 3063
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Cross-listed: PHIL 3063 An examination of the major contributions to political thought during the Modern Era. Note: Completion of POLS 2253 recommended.


POLS 3083
POL PARTIES/INT GROUPS

Prerequisite: POLS 2013 A study of American political parties and interest groups with emphasis on such topics as public opinion, the nature and history of parties and interest groups, organizational structures and procedures, public policy interest, nominations, and elections.


POLS 3093
AMERICAN MUNICIPAL GOVT

A comparative study of the structure, functions, politics, and problems of urban, suburban, and metropolitan governments in the United States, with emphasis on municipal governments in Arkansas.


POLS 3123
AM POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

A study of the individual's decision to participate in American political life and the impact those decisions have on policy formation. The course aims to understand the influences that lead to or retard individual political participation.


POLS 3133
UNITED STATES CONGRESS

Examination of the U.S. Congress in terms of its functions as both a lawmaking institution and a representative institution. Attention to the legislative process, congressional elections, party leadership, and executive-legislative relations.


POLS 3143
THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENCY

Analysis of the role of the presidency in the American political system. Topics include the theoretical and constitutional foundations of the president, the growth of the presidency as an institution, the evolving constitutional, political, and environmental restraints to presidential action, presidential leadership, and historical trends in the relationship between the presidency and the legislative and judicial branches of government.


POLS 3253
CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT

Cross-listed: PHIL 3253 An examination of the major contributions to political thought during the Classical Age, the Medieval Era, and the Renaissance. Note: Completion of POLS 2253 recommended.


POLS 3403
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT

Prerequisite: POLS 2013 recommended. A study of various political systems of the world, such as the governments of Western Europe, socialist or communist systems, and developing world governments. The focus of this course is often adjusted to deal with real world circumstances.


POLS 3413
INTL RELATIONS

Prerequisite: POLS 2013 recommended. A study of the theory and practice of international politics, with special emphasis upon decision making, policy making, the state system, war and arms control, ideology and nationalism, the ecological system, interdependence, the multinationals, and human rights.


POLS 3421
MODEL UN WORKSHOP

Prerequisite: POLS 3433 Participation in the state or regional Model United Nations. Note: Only one of these courses may be taken for credit during a semester. Note: POLS 3421 may be repeated for credit three times.


POLS 3433
UNITED NATIONS

Offered: Fall Study of the organization and functioning of the United Nations, significant problems confronting world organization, weaknesses of the UN, and the future of world organization. Students will conduct research and write papers on significant international issues confronting the UN and on the foreign policy of selected members of the UN. Note: Students will participate each week in a mock session of the UN and will attend, at their own expense, the annual session of the Arkansas Model United Nations, which normally meets on Friday and Saturday of the first week in December. Note: Only one Model United Nations course may be taken for credit during a semester.


POLS 3473
NATL SECURITY POLICY

Prerequisite: POLS 2013 and 3013 recommended. A study of national security policy making, with an emphasis on current national security issues.


POLS 3513
RESEARCH METHODS II

Prerequisite: POLS 2003 and POLS/HIST 2153 or PSY/SOC 2053. Completion of MATH 1113 recommended. Introduction to elementary descriptive and inferential statistics, with an emphasis on applications in political science.


POLS 4043
AMER CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

A comprehensive study of the United States Supreme Court's decisions in the evolution of American Government as seen in the leading cases dealing with judicial review, separation of powers, and federal systems; protection of personal rights, interstate commerce, taxation, and due process of law in economic regulation and control; and civil liberties and civil rights.


POLS 4103
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS

Prerequisite: POLS 2013 recommended. An examination of environmental issues from a policy perspective. Although scientific questions are involved, emphasis is on the political process of environmental issues. Topics discussed include the actors, their power, limits to their power, and their impact on the environmental policy process. Note: May not be taken after completion of POLS 5103 or equivalent.


POLS 4951
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. Note: One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


POLS 4952
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. Note: One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


POLS 4953
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. Note: One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


POLS 4954
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. Note: One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


POLS 4963
SENIOR SEMINAR

A required course for senior History and Political Science majors. Course content will cover a directed seminar in a specified area of Political Science. Research techniques will be emphasized.


POLS 4971
INTERNSHIP

Cross-listed: HIST 4971 Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, 2.75 grade point average, and consent of department head. A supervised placement in selected agency settings in student/trainee status under professional guidance of both an agency supervisor and a faculty member. Emphasis will be on providing hands-on experience in research, editing, cultural management, public service, or some other area related to the discipline. Written report required and minimum of 100 clock hours of supervision required per credit hour. Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.


POLS 4972
INTERNSHIP

Cross-listed: HIST 4972 Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, 2.75 grade point average, and consent of department head. A supervised placement in selected agency settings in student/trainee status under professional guidance of both an agency supervisor and a faculty member. Emphasis will be on providing hands-on experience in research, editing, cultural management, public service, or some other area related to the discipline. Written report required and minimum of 100 clock hours of supervision required per credit hour. Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.


POLS 4973
INTERNSHIP

Cross-listed: HIST 4973 Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, 2.75 grade point average, and consent of department head. A supervised placement in selected agency settings in student/trainee status under professional guidance of both an agency supervisor and a faculty member. Emphasis will be on providing hands-on experience in research, editing, cultural management, public service, or some other area related to the discipline. Written report required and minimum of 100 clock hours of supervision required per credit hour. Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.


POLS 4974
INTERNSHIP

Cross-listed: HIST 4974 Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, 2.75 grade point average, and consent of department head. A supervised placement in selected agency settings in student/trainee status under professional guidance of both an agency supervisor and a faculty member. Emphasis will be on providing hands-on experience in research, editing, cultural management, public service, or some other area related to the discipline. Written report required and minimum of 100 clock hours of supervision required per credit hour. Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.


POLS 4975
INTERNSHIP

Cross-listed: HIST 4975 Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, 2.75 grade point average, and consent of department head. A supervised placement in selected agency settings in student/trainee status under professional guidance of both an agency supervisor and a faculty member. Emphasis will be on providing hands-on experience in research, editing, cultural management, public service, or some other area related to the discipline. Written report required and minimum of 100 clock hours of supervision required per credit hour. Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.


POLS 4976
INTERNSHIP

Cross-listed: HIST 4976 Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, 2.75 grade point average, and consent of department head. A supervised placement in selected agency settings in student/trainee status under professional guidance of both an agency supervisor and a faculty member. Emphasis will be on providing hands-on experience in research, editing, cultural management, public service, or some other area related to the discipline. Written report required and minimum of 100 clock hours of supervision required per credit hour. Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.


POLS 4981
SOC SCIENCES SEMINAR

A directed seminar in an area of social sciences. The specific focus will depend upon research underway, community or student need, and the unique educational opportunity available. This course may be repeated for credit if course content differs.


POLS 4982
SOC SCIENCES SEMINAR

A directed seminar in an area of social sciences. The specific focus will depend upon research underway, community or student need, and the unique educational opportunity available. This course may be repeated for credit if course content differs.


POLS 4983
SOC SCIENCES SEMINAR

Cross-listed: HIST 4983 A directed seminar in an area of social sciences. The specific focus will depend upon research underway, community or student need, and the unique educational opportunity available. This course may be repeated for credit if course content differs.


POLS 4991
SPEC PROB/POLSC

Admission requires consent of department head.


POLS 4992
SPEC PROB/POLSC

Admission requires consent of department head.


POLS 4993
SPEC PROB/POLSC

Admission requires consent of department head.


POLS 4994
SPEC PROB/POLSC

Admission requires consent of department head.


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