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POLS- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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POLS- 210 American Government (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science
Repeatable: No
Structures and processes of national, state and local government in the United States; constitutional framework, political theory and ideology, racial and ethnic dimensions of U.S. political culture, civil rights, media, voting, parties, elections, interest groups, and policy making. Comparisons with selected foreign governments.

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POLS- 220 State And Local Government (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
State and local governments within U.S. federal system.

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POLS- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
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POLS- 250 History of Race, Politics and Technology (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
Historical and contemporary relationships between technology, assessments of technology impacts, studies of differing impacts upon distinct racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and analysis of group differences in access to political and policy-oriented remedies.

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POLS- 270 Introduction To Comparative Government (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science
Repeatable: No
Analysis and comparison of basic political principles, institutions and problems of major Western, Communist and underdeveloped nations; consideration of alternative approaches to political order and change.

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POLS- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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POLS- 305 Clickbait: News, Media, and Politics in the U.S. (3.00 cr.)
Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Examination of political information within a democracy; mass media?s role in political campaigns and the public?s political engagement; elected officials? use of mass media to communicate with the public; examination of how changes in technology have allowed the political establishment and citizens to shape opinion on key issues such as race, gender, conflict, and the environment.

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POLS- 310 Political Parties And Elections (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis of modern political parties. Nominating methods, campaigns, elections. Practical politics in legislative bodies; machines and bosses.

Prerequisite: take POLS-210

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POLS- 315 Public Policy Analysis (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis of origins of public policy and policy- making process. Specific case studies of public policy.

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POLS- 340 International Relations (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science
Repeatable: No
The global political system; influence of technology, ideology, ethnicity, national interests, power, morality, multinational business, international organizations, and economic, demographic and ecological patterns; approaches to managing war, violence, economic relations, global pollution and other international problems.

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POLS- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
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POLS- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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POLS- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
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POLS- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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