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POLS 390

Topics in Government and Politics

An examination of selected topics related to political science.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Social Science 1 course

Fall Semester information

Bruce Stinebrickner

390A: Tps:Presidential Selection Process


Callum Ingram

390B: Tps: Environmental Political Theory


Brett O'Bannon

390D: Tps:AfricanPolitics


Spring Semester information

Brett O'Bannon

390A: Tps:Humanitarian Intervention


Sunil Sahu

390B: Tps:International Terrorism


Callum Ingram

390C: Tps:Cities and Social Movement


Fall Semester information

Brett O'Bannon

390A: Tps: Gender and World Politics


Darby Morrisroe

390B: Tps: Presidential Elections

This course aims to provide a deep understanding of the American system of presidential selection. Students will consider the historical development of presidential election process and examine the contemporary process and strategies for selecting party nominees and contesting a general election. Additionally, the course will explore multiple aspects of the electoral landscape, such as campaign financing, media, technology, political parties and voters. In taking this course, students will be asked to weigh in on contemporary debates surrounding presidential elections and to grapple with some of the difficult normative questions associated with selecting the occupant of the nation's highest office.


Spring Semester information

Sunil Sahu

390A: Tps: International Terrorism


Staff

390B: Tps: Political Psychology


Staff

390C: Topics in Political Science


Deepa Prakash

390D: Tps. Ethics and Int. Relations