UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

POLITICAL
SCIENCE



James Simmons, Chairperson
Department Office: Clow Faculty, Room 427
Department Telephone: 920-424-3456

Code 81 or PUB ADM, 84 or POL SCI

I. FACULTY

Ameringer, Baer, Bickford, Birnbaum, Brunell, deHoyos, Gruberg, Khan, Simmons

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Political Science can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science.

Graduate: Students who complete an undergraduate major in our Department may wish to consider advanced study in the Department in the Master of Public Administration Program.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)
Political Science is the systematic study of governments and political structures, processes, and policies, using institutional, quantitative, and philosophical approaches. The goals of the Political Science Department are to provide students with an understanding of: 1) the theoretical, historical and contemporary background of governments and politics; 2) the various political systems of the world; 3) contemporary value controversies of political theory and ideology; 4) current issues of American and comparative public policy and administration; 5) methodological and analytical tools of the discipline; and 6) global issues and the theories and practice of international relations. Finally, the Department offers students opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to practical policies and administration through internship and independent studies.

2. THE MAJOR(S)
The Department offers a Political Science Major and a Legal Studies Emphasis.

3. THE MINOR(S)
The Department offers 2 minor(s): 1) Political Science Minor, 2) Public Administration Minor.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Political Science major or minor. Refer to the following sections for complete major/minor course requirements.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

See sections following for courses required in specialized area(s) of study.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR
Recommended for students who intend graduate study, or careers in fields such as government service, business and industry, or in professions such as law and journalism.

Required Units (crs.): 36 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Political Science: Political Science 105, 245, 401, and either 101 or 115 (Students majoring in Political Science may substitute the following social science research methods courses as the required core course, Political Science 245, for fulfillment of this requirement for the Major: Criminal Justice 343, Economics 473, Geography 380 and 385, Psychology 371, Sociology 381, Social Work 340.)

Other Requirements: 24 units (crs.) in Political Science to include at least one course each from four different groups in Groups One through Five of the Course Offerings.
81 prefix course will continue to be considered with all 84 prefix courses toward the Political Science Major and Minor.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

Course Offerings:
  • Group 1 American Government courses: Public Administration 307/507, Political Science 225, 253, 302, 303, 304, 306, 305, 310, 317, 318, 321, 324, 330, 350, 365, 366, 370, 380, 392, 394.
  • Group 2 Political Theory courses: Political Science 245, 325, 349, 355, 372, 390.
  • Group 3 Comparative Government courses: Political Science 309, 311, 336, 339, 351, 373, 379, 410.
  • Group 4 International Relations and Organizations courses: Political Science 374, 376, 383, 393, 395 .
  • Group 5 Public Administration courses: Public Administration 221, 361, 362/562, 363/563, 364/564, 369/569, 390, 391/591, 375.
  • Group 6 Special courses: Political Science 396, 446, 456, 474. These do not meet the 3 Group Requirement.

Course Substitutions: Political Science 107 may be substituted for Political Science 101; Political Science 106 may be substituted for Political Science 105.

Comment:
No more than 6 units (crs.) in Independent Study and no more than 6 units (crs.) of Special Topics/Trial Courses may be applied toward the major.

The Political Science Department will not accept course substitutions from other departments for its Group requirements. It will, however, permit specific courses to be counted towards the Political Science unit (cr.) requirement.

1. Urban and Regional Studies majors may no longer apply URS courses toward the Group I requirement. However, they may count the following courses toward the Political Science 36 unit (cr.) requirement: Urban and Regional Studies 131, 300/500, 317/517, 320/520, 351 and 410.

2. Interdisciplinary Studies majors may no longer apply IS courses toward the Group I requirement. However, they may count the following courses toward the Political Science 36 unit (cr.) requirement: Interdisciplinary Studies 235, 312 and 370.

3. International Studies majors may no longer apply IS courses toward the Group IV requirement. However, they may count the following courses toward the Political Science 36 unit (cr.) requirement: International Studies 150, 205, 206, 207 and 402.

4. Criminal Justice majors may no longer apply CJ courses towards Group I and Group V requirements. However, they may count the following courses toward the Political Science 36 unit (cr.) requirement: Criminal Justice 103, 212, 218, 270, 288, 319, 340/540, 348 and 358.

2. LEGAL STUDIES EMPHASIS
Legal Studies Emphasis is open to all majors of all departments from all colleges of this University. This emphasis is to allow the student to focus additional study in public law. It is intended for students who want to prepare for their postgraduate law studies.

Required Courses: 12 units (crs.)
  • Group A: Political Science 253
  • Group B: One of the following courses: Business Administration 323 or Human Services 415
  • Group C: Any two of the following courses: Educational Foundations 412, Business Administration 321, 336, 338, 403, 404, 422, Criminal Justice 218, Criminal Justice 270, 319, 328, 348, Journalism 412, Philosophy 330, Public Administration 307, Political Science 305, 306, 330, 392, Urban and Regional Studies 317.

VII. MINOR(S)


1. POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR

Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Political Science:, Political Science 105, and either Political Science 101 or 115

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.
81 prefix course will continue to be considered with all 84 prefix courses toward the Political Science Major and Minor.

Comment:
No more than 3 units (crs.) in Independent Study and no more than 3 units (crs.) of Special Topics/Trial Courses may be applied to the Minor.

2. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MINOR

James Simmons, Director, Public Administration
Department Office: Clow Faculty, Room 418
Department Telephone: 920-424-7165

Recommended for students who wish to acquire administrative skills and knowledge in preparation for careers in the public sector.

Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum

Required Courses:
  • Public Administration: Public Administration 221, 364, 369.

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:
  • Business: Business Administration 412.
  • Communication: Communication 443.
  • Economics: Economics 403.
  • English: English 309.
  • Political Science: Political Science 225, 245, 253, 324, 393.
  • Psychology: Psychology 363.
  • Public Administration: Public Administration 307, 361, 362, 363, 390, 391.
  • Sociology: Sociology 361.

Course Substitutions: Criminal Justice 212 may be substituted for Public Administration 221.

Comment:
Students are expected to complete a 3 unit (cr.) internship for the Public Administration minor.

VIII. COURSE OFFERINGS

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION COURSES

Public Administration 221 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Public Administration
Historical role of administration in government; techniques and problems of executive leadership, finance, personnel, planning and control. Prerequisite: Political Science 101 or Political Science 105.

Public Administration 307 3 units (crs.)
Administrative Law and Procedure
The rule-making and adjudicating powers of governmental agencies. Specific topics such as rights of public employees in dismissal or suspension proceedings, rights of industries in regulatory proceedings, and open meeting laws. Judicial review of agency action. Prerequisite: Public Affairs 221 or Criminal Justice 212. 307/507

Public Administration 361 3 units (crs.)
Campaign Management
This course is designed to expose students to the principles and techniques necessary for the organization and management of electoral campaigns. It will provide the conceptual base for understanding, planning a strategy, establishing an organization, and utilizing the appropriate media. This class will attempt to raise the level of 'inside' or practical election management experience so that it can be combined with political theory and social science data in order to assist class participants in making the many judgments needed for effective electioneering.

Public Administration 362 3 units (crs.)
Public Personnel Administration
Personnel concepts and techniques in public organization, staffing, career systems, affirmative action, public unionism, compensation, fringe benefits, motivation, evaluation, supervisor-supervisee relations, etc. Traditional, behavioral and reform approaches in personnel administration. Prerequisite: Public Affairs 221. 362/562

Public Administration 363 3 units (crs.)
American Bureaucracy and Political Process
The role of bureaucracy in the making and implementing of public policy. Special focus on strategic interactions between American Bureaucracy and political institutions. Critical examination of administrative accountability and responsibility, administrative ethics and law, planning and budgeting, and professionalism and bureaucratic elitism. Prerequisite: Public Affairs 221 or Criminal Justice 212. 363/563

Public Administration 364 3 units (crs.)
Administrative Leadership and Behavior
Leadership criteria, sources, motivations and possibilities at different organizational levels in America; tools of leadership for promoting organizational goals; analysis of effects on societal, political and bureaucratic structures on a cross-cultural basis. Prerequisite: Public Affairs 221 or Criminal Justice 212. 364/564
Public Administration 369 3 units (crs.)
Government and the Economy
The application in modern governmental agencies of budgeting processes, planning regulatory activities and organizational devices for control, supervision, and decision making. Prerequisite: Public Affairs 221 or Criminal Justice 212. 369/569

Public Administration 390 3 units (crs.)
Comparative Public Administration
The administrative systems of selected North American, European, African and Asian countries; with particular emphasis on administrative recruitment, promotion, policy making, supranational organizations, developmental planning and institution building. Prerequisite: Political Science 101 or Public Affairs 221.

Public Administration 391 3 units (crs.)
Environment and Energy Management
This course will introduce students of Public Administration to the growing fields of environmental protection and energy conservation. Students will be introduced to policy options addressing the diminishing supply of fossil fuels at the national as well as the state and local levels. Students will learn basic skills related to managing energy in order to develop and supervise energy conservation programs for units of local government and small organizations. Prerequisite: Public Affairs 221 or Criminal Justice 212. 391/591

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES

Political Science 101 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Government (SS)
Role of government in contemporary society; varying systems of government; political ideologies; principles and problems; the individual and the government.

Political Science 105 3 units (crs.)
American Government and Politics (SS)
Organization, principles and actual working of the American National Government in all its branches.

Political Science 106 3 units (crs.)
Honors: American Government and Politics (SS)
Organization, principles and actual working of the American National Government in all its branches.

Political Science 107 3 units (crs.)
Honors: Introduction to Government (SS)
Role of government in contemporary society; varying systems of government; political ideologies; principles and problems; the individual and the government. Emphasis placed on a series of research projects, normative position papers and essays.

Political Science 115 3 units (crs.)
International Politics (SS)
Development of the nation-state system; role of the great powers; the struggle for power; settlement of disputes; diplomacy, the quest for law; nationalism; contemporary problems.

Political Science 175 3 units (crs.)
National, State and Local Government in the United States (SS)
Examination of basic political phenomena as they are dealt with by the different levels of government in the United States. Topics covered will include such things as constitutional settings, political parties, executive, legislative, and judicial functions as they operate at the different levels of government in the United States. Open to Education majors only. Students in Education with a Social Science emphasis, double majors in both Education and Political Science, and all students interested in future study of Political Science should take Political Science 105 and either Political Science 209 or 225. Students may not receive credit toward graduation for both Political Science 105 and 175. Students may receive credit toward graduation for any two of these three courses: Political Science 175, 225, 310.

Political Science 225 3 units (crs.)
State and Local Government
Examination of the institutions and policy-making of state political systems, with special emphasis given to Wisconsin. Topics to be examined include: the changing nature of federal-state relationship; electoral rules and their political parties, candidates, and outcomes; how the executive, legislative and judicial branches are structured and how they jointly create policy in selected areas. Prerequisite: Political Science 105.

Political Science 245 3 units (crs.)
Political Methodology
Designed to acquaint students with the process of exploring political questions and conducting research. Topics include theory definition, hypothesis development, concept definition, and data collection and analysis. This course will also expose students to a variety of data sources and methods of collection such as survey research, content analysis, and experimentation.

Political Science 253 3 units (crs.)
Introduction to Law
The development of political systems of jurisprudence, the judicial system of the United States and Wisconsin together with a survey of the major branches of law designating the place of law in society. Prerequisite: Political Science 101 or 105.

Political Science 302 3 units (crs.)
Civil Liberties in the United States
Philosophy of civil liberties; constitutional basis, rights of conscience and expression; rights of persons accused of crime; political rights; equal protection of the laws. Prerequisite: Political Science 105. Cross-listed: Political Science 302/ Women's Studies 302. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

Political Science 303 3 units (crs.)
Women and Politics
This course is intended to be an examination of the status of women in the American political system. This examination will explore the history and current status of women's rights, women as voters, political activists, and officeholders, and current issues surrounding the role and status of women in the United States. Prerequisite: Political Science 105. Cross-listed: Political Science 303/ Women's Studies 303. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

Political Science 304 3 units (crs.)
Race and Ethnicity in United States Politics (ES)
How issues of race and ethnicity have been defined and by whom, and their impact on communities of color; the strategies used by minority groups to become equal participants in the political system; how economic and social conditions might affect political opportunities for minority groups. This course will examine these topics in a historical perspective, with an eye to the interplay between national, state, and local political outcomes.

Political Science 305 3 units (crs.)
Constitutional Law and Judicial Policy-Making I
The American Constitution as seen in the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court; judicial review; federalism; the contract clause; taxing and spending power; interstate commerce. Prerequisite: Political Science 105.

Political Science 306 3 units (crs.)
Constitutional Law and Judicial Policy-Making II
Constitutional law of the Bill of Rights and Fourteenth Amendment as applied to the federal government and the states. Includes law of freedom of speech, press and assembly; freedom of religion; due process; rights of the accused in criminal proceedings (search and seizure, right to counsel, etc.); and discriminatory governmental classifications (race, gender, etc.). Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (Political Science 305 not required).

Political Science 309 3 units (crs.)
Comparative West European Politics
Analysis of patterns of European politics and public policy with particular reference to the political systems of Great Britain, France and Germany. Emphasis on the historical, cultural, social and economic context of politics as well as the frameworks, European union and the global economy. Prerequisite: Political Science 101.

Political Science 310 2-3 units (crs.)
Urban Government
Focus on urban politics and policy making. Topics to be examined include: The impact of local institutional arrangements upon electoral and policy outcomes; the impact of federal policies and a changing world economy upon economies and land use patterns; and how increased racial diversity has altered urban political dynamics. Prerequisite: Political Science 105.

Political Science 311 3 units (crs.)
Government and Politics of East Asia (NW)
Comprehensive analysis of politics in contemporary Japan and China. Topics will include political institutions, changing political and social issues and domestic origins of foreign policy. Prerequisite: Political Science 101.

Political Science 317 3 units (crs.)
United States Foreign Policy
Formulation, implementation and objectives of United States foreign policy; role of president, bureaucracy, Congress, public opinion, and other forces. Prerequisite: Political Science 105.

Political Science 318 3 units (crs.)
Trials of Century
What makes a trial historic? Why the continuing fascination with certain cases? The course examines a range of notable trials conducted during the past two centuries. Did justice triumph? What lessons can be learned by reviewing these cases? Prerequisite: Political Science 101, 105 or consent of instructor.

Political Science 321 3 units (crs.)
American Public Policy
An examination of some of the major political issues facing American society today, including the environment, criminal justice issues, equality, education and health care politics. The issue of how public policy is made in this country will also be examined in some detail. Prerequisite: Political Science 101and 105.

Political Science 324 3 units (crs.)
U.S. Presidency
Conceptions of the office; evolution of the executive branch; the president's power and limitation; proposed reforms. Prerequisite: Political Science 101 or 105.

Political Science 325 3 units (crs.)
United States Political Thought
Systematic analysis of writings on American democratic theory. Origins of United States capitalist and reformist-social thought; their progression and compromise as systematized in contemporary Labor-Management model of socio-political and economic behavior. Relation to present United States political institutions. Prerequisite: Political Science 105.

Political Science 330 3 units (crs.)
Discrimination and Legal Remedies
Examination of issues of discrimination in American society against groups and individuals and how the system responds to these problems. Issues of race, ethnicity, gender, economic class, sexual orientation, and physical disability are among those examined. Cross-listed: Political Science 330/Women's Studies 330. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

Political Science 336 3 units (crs.)
Comparative East European Politics (NW)
An examination of the political development and contemporary politics of Eastern Europe (including the former Soviet Union). The course highlights similarities and differences in the socialist regimes of former Soviet bloc countries as well as similarities and differences in their transitions to free market democracies. It discusses the challenges in political institution building and economic restructuring and how the West has assisted in these processes.

Political Science 339 3 units (crs.)
Political Economy of Asia
Examination of the politics of growth in East Asia. Countries to be covered will include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, and other countries to be selected by the instructor. The course will cover the politics of economic policy making in these countries to be selected by the policy in the process in industrialization and trade. Finally, the course will examine the impact of development on the political regimes of these countries, especially in the link between economic change and democracy. Prerequisite: Political Science 101 or 115.

Political Science 349 3 units (crs.)
Foundations of Political Theory
Classical period through Hobbes. Environmental influences on political philosophers; psychological factors; clarification of concepts. Prerequisite: Political Science 101.

Political Science 350 3 units (crs.)
Political Behavior
Focus on mass political behavior, the civic activities undertaken by the general public. Includes a look at public opinion, survey research, political participation and attitudes, campaigns and elections, and citizenship. Prerequisite: Political Science 105.

Political Science 351 3 units (crs.)
Political Film
Examines, through the study of film, topics in political leadership, party politics, justice, social problems, political theory, comparative government, and international relations. Prerequisite: Political Science 101, 105 or consent of instructor.

Political Science 355 3 units (crs.)
Modern Political Thought
An exposition and critical analysis of the ideas of major western political philosophers covering Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, Mill, Hegel, Marx, Marcuse and others, to the present. Prerequisite: Political Science 101 and senior standing or Political Science 101 and junior standing with 3.0 GPA or consent of instructor.

Political Science 365 3 units (crs.)
Congress in the American Political System
Examination of the organization, membership, and powers of the U.S. Congress. It will focus on Congress as both a legislative and representative institution, and will examine the relationship between Congress, the President, and the courts. Prerequisite: Political Science 105.

Political Science 366 3 units (crs.)
The Politics of Urban Growth
Examination of the issues of growth and development, which are of paramount concern to cities of all sizes. It explores the question of why cities view growth and development as a top priority, the institutions and actors who play important roles in the developmental policy arena, developmental strategies, and the broad political, economic, and environmental contexts of growth and development. Prerequisite: Political Science 105.

Political Science 370 3 units (crs.)
Special Topics - Group I
Experimental courses and curriculum innovations within the department. Descriptive titles, abbreviated course descriptions, and number of units (crs.) will be announced in the class schedule prior to the beginning of the semester during which the couse is to be offered. Prerequisite: To be stated when title is announced. May be repeated in different terms.

Political Science 372 3 units (crs.)
Special Topics - Group II
Experimental courses and curriculum innovations within the department. Descriptive titles, abbreviated course descriptions, and number of units (crs.) will be announced in the class schedule prior to the beginning of the term during which the course is to be offered. Prerequisite: To be stated when title is announced. May be repeated in different terms.

Political Science 373 3 units (crs.)
Special Topics - Group III
Experimental courses and curriculum innovations within the department. Descriptive titles, abbreviated course descriptions, and number of units (crs.) will be announced in the class schedule prior to the beginning of the term during which the course is to be offered. Prerequisite: To be stated when title is announced. May be repeated in different terms.

Political Science 374 3 units (crs.)
Special Topics - Group IV
Experimental courses and curriculum innovations within the department. Descriptive titles, abbreviated course descriptions, and number of units (crs.) will be announced in the class schedule prior to the beginning of the term during which the course is to be offered. Prerequisite: To be stated when title is announced. May be repeated in different terms.

Political Science 375 3 units (crs.)
Special Topics - Group V
Experimental courses and curriculum innovations within the department. Descriptive titles, abbreviated course descriptions, and number of units (crs.) will be announced in the class schedule prior to the beginning of the term during which the course is to be offered. Prerequisite: To be stated when title is announced. May be repeated in different terms.

Political Science 376 3 units (crs.)
Studies on War and Peace
A multi-disciplinary approach to study the causes and conditions of war and peace in our world. Simulations of situations of war and peace will be researched in the classroom with student participation.

Political Science 379 3 units (crs.)
Latin American Government and Politics (NW)
Analysis of the governmental institutions, political process and political cultures of Latin America. Prerequisite: Political Science 101.

Political Science 380 3 units (crs.)
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Party organization, nominations, campaigning, election behavior. Interest group organization, pressures on electoral and governmental process.

Political Science 383 3 units (crs.)
Latin America in International Relations
Foreign policies of major Latin American countries; Latin America within the Organization of American States and in the United Nations. Prerequisite: Political Science 101, 115 or 379.

Political Science 390 3 units (crs.)
Feminist Theory: Optional Content
Explores the distinct but intersecting explanations for women's personal, professional, and political conditions, as well as various recommendations for improving or transforming those conditions. This course may be offered using different content. When cross-listed with different departments or offered using different subtitles, it may be repeated for credit with consent of director.

Political Science 392 3 units (crs.)
Judicial Process in America
Focuses on courts in the political process. Examines decisions by judges, juries and other decision-makers in the judicial process. Emphasizes explanations for decisions rather than simply describing decisions. For example, attention is given to the effects of race, social class and other demographic characteristics of a defendant on the verdict or sentence imposed. Other related topics include selection of judges and impact of judicial decisions. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Political Science 393 3 units (crs.)
International Law and Organization
A basic survey of the nature and functions of international law and organizations in relation to the individual, governments, and the international community. The course will examine the role of international law and organizations in the peaceful settlement of conflict, monitoring of elections by international observers, human rights including war crimes, and implementation of international environmental treaties. Prerequisite: Political Science 101 or 115.

Political Science 394 3 units (crs.)
Community Power Systems
Explores the issue of how political and economic power is distributed and maintained at the local level. It examines competing theories of power relationships, the way in which grassroots communities might organize to change the status quo (in various policy arenas), and the limits to grassroots collective action. These topics are placed in the context of changes in local institutional arrangements, changes in the world economy, and increased ethnic diversity. Prerequisite: Junior standing and 9 units (crs.) in Social Science.

Political Science 395 3 units (crs.)
Global Environmental Politics
Examination of the role of environmental issues in international relations. We will look at such issues as global warming, global pollution, management of scarce resources, and eco-development. How have various countries responded to these problems? How should they respond? What is the role of international institutions such as the World Bank? What is the role of non-governmental organizations such as Greenpeace? How have countries and international institutions interacted to deal with these environmental problems? Prerequisite: Political Science 101, 115 or Sociology 161.

Political Science 396 1-8 units (crs.)
Internship in Government
Internships generally fall into the following categories: 1) administrative internships; 2) legislative internships; 3) judicial or court-related internships; 4) international internships; 5) internships with law firms; 6) law enforcement internships; 7) fieldwork in political campaigns or with political parties; 8) internships with other groups seeking to influence public policy. Internships are offered for up to 8 units (crs.) and may be applied to the major. Prerequisite: Generally internships will be open only to juniors or seniors who have had at least one relevant course in Political Science, or demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge about the political system before the internship.

Political Science 401 3 units (crs.)
Political Analysis
This is a Senior Seminar designed to provide a capstone research experience for majors during their final year and to provide a vehicle for the Assessment of their mastery of the discipline of Political Science. Student will engage collaborative research project to be devised each term by the individual instructor. The research project will alternate between an American national and a Comparative or International orientation depending on the instructor and will be undertaken within a discipline-wide theoretical and methodological framework. In addition, students will prepare and take comprehensive Departmental and National examinations covering the discipline of Political Science and prepare a portfolio of their undergraduate work in the discipline as a part of their assessment. Prerequisite: Senior standing and Political Science major.

Political Science 410 3 units (crs.)
Comparative Political Analysis
Theories and typology of political systems; analysis of comparable and unique structures and functions in Western, non-Western, modern and transitional political systems; selected cross cultural studies of parties, interest groups, ideologies, and institutions. Prerequisite: 9 units (crs.) in Political Science. 410/610

Political Science 446 1-3 units (crs.)
Independent Study
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

Political Science 456 1-3 units (crs.)
Related Readings
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

Political Science 474 1-6 units (crs.)
Honors:Thesis
Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: University Honors program and junior standing. Maximum of 6 credits.

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