General Political Science Courses

POLS 110 Introduction to Politics
Professor Atchison
Cr. 3
An introduction to the theories, concepts, and issues of Politics with particular emphasis on how these apply to problems of ethnicity and diversity in the American Political system.

POLS 140 The Field of Law
Professor Baas
Cr. 1
A course designed to help students prepare for the professional study of law.

POLS 260 Applied Research in Political Science
Professors Baas and Johnson
Cr. 3
The goal is to learn basic research skills by being involved in an applied research project. The particular project will vary from semester to semester and students will work together as a team to complete the project.

POLS 381 Cooperative Education in Political Science I
Professor Baas
Cr. 0.5-3
Professional work experience which clearly augments the student's classroom education. Written report required.
Prerequisites: POLS 120 and approval of the Chair of the Department.

POLS 382-383 Cooperative Education in Political Science II - III
Professor Baas
Cr. 0.5-3
Continuation of Pols 381.
Prerequisites: POLS 381 and approval of the Chair of the Department.

POLS 386 Internship in Political Science
Professor Baas
Cr. 1-4
Opportunities for students to have direct supervised experience in governmental agencies political parties and other political organizations at the national, state, and local levels. Some internships are in conjunction with off-campus programs such as the Washington or United Nations semesters.
Prerequisite: consent of the Chair of the Department.

POLS 489 The Teaching of Social Studies
Professors vary
Cr. 3
A study in the methods of teaching social studies in secondary schools.
Prerequisite: admission to the Professional Semester.

POLS 490 Seminar in Political Science
Professors vary
Cr. 2-3
These are full or half semester courses covering a variety of subject areas, with subtitles and content dependent on instructor choice and student interest. They are two types, labeled accordingly: (a) reading and discussion seminars or (b) seminars with major papers.

POLS 493 Senior Seminar in Political Science
Professors varies
Cr. 3
This seminar is designed to be the place where students bring their knowledge and skills as Political Science majors to bear on current political topics in preparation for future service to society and active participation as citizens in a democracy.

POLS 495 Independent Study in Political Science
Professors vary
Cr. 1-3
Individual research on a specific problem supervision of a member of the departmental staff. A written report is required. 
Prerequisites: major with junior or senior standing and consent of the Chair of the Department.

POLS 497 Honors Work in Political Science
Professors vary
Cr. 3