Political Science (PLSC)

PLSC 151G, COMPARATIVE POLITICS 3 (3)

A general survey, introducing fundamentals of political theories, institutions, processes and methods of analysis.

General Education: C4, IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PLSC 155, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3 (3)

This course offers an opportunity to examine the origin, development, and functions of state and local governments, with special reference to Ohio political institutions and the interworking of metropolitan governments. The course examines our rich history beginning with Federalism, evolution of state government and constitutions, local citizen participation, political parties, elections, and public administration. Social Sciences Core Course

General Education: C4, IN1, IN4

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PLSC 156, AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3 (3)

This course provides a survey of national government in theory and practice. Formal governmental structure and procedures studied and made meaningful will be explored with an emphasis on the individual's role in a functioning democracy. Social Sciences Core Course (IN1, IN4)

General Education: C4, IN1, IN2, IN4

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PLSC 157G, CONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEMS 3 (3)

Study of international relations and the forces which bring about conflicts. Emphasis on United States foreign policy and the United Nations since World War II.

General Education: C4, IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PLSC 251, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL AND POLITICAL RESEARCH 3 (3)

Students will explore research practice through compilation of reliable and unreliable sources. Through research of literature, search engines and current periodicals, students will select information to design both written and oral projects. The use of technology is required.

General Education: IN1, IN2

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: ENGL 161 and CISS 121

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

PLSC 263G, WOMEN AND POLITICS 3 (3)

Women and politics provides an overview of the emergence of American women's rights and participation in politics. Students will primarily focus on the struggles and successes of women to vote and to participate in the political area from the late 19th Century forward. Students will examine processes by which women became not only accepted but courted by both parties and by political leaders. Special attention will be given to how women's influence has shaped national, state and local parties.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

PLSC 299, INDIV STUDIES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 1-2 (1)

An in-depth study of areas of political science presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval.

Typically Offered: Offer as required