1113 American Federal Government
study of the principles, structures, processes and functions of the United
States federal government.
2023 Introduction to Political Theory
introduction to the politics of relations between nations. Students will
study diplomacy, peace, defense, conflict and conflict resolution. A research
paper, exams and other writing are required. Prerequisite: POLS 1113 or
2033 (LA) American Legal System
general perspective of the legal system and judicial branch of government;
introducing legal terminology, survey of practices, and ethics of legal
2043 Introduction to Comparative Politics
introduction to the methods of comparative political science examining the
differences in political systems and political cultures. A research paper, exams,
and other writing are required. Prerequisite: POLS 1113 American Federal
Government or instructor’s permission.
2153 Civil Rights and Liberties
politics, theory and jurisprudence of civil rights and liberties in America are
examined. A research paper, exams, and other writing are required. Prerequisite: POLS 1113 American Federal Government or instructor’s permission.
2253 Political Practicum
seminar structured to involve students in a supervised manner in the political
process. No less than 32 additional hours spent in campaign activity verified by
an approved campaign manager.
2890 Topics in Politics
seminar in selected topics in politics. Topics vary each time course is offered.
(1–3 credit hours.)
3013 State and Local Government
course will explore the types of governments within states, municipalities, and
other forms of local government as well as the influence of politics and recent
trends affecting state, county, and municipal governments. An examination of
contemporary issues will include civil rights, education, poverty, welfare,
health, corrections, finance, and taxation. Special emphasis will be given to
state and local government in Oklahoma.
3023 Introduction to Public Administration
course will cover general concepts of public administration and the significance
of administration in the modern state. Course content will include an analysis
of administrative theory, structure, and organization; dynamics of management
and decision making; and fiscal, personnel and operational administration.
3033 Introduction to Public Policy
course introduces the study of public policy by relating social problems to
processes for conflict resolution. Topics include problem identification, policy
formulation, institutional decision making, policy
implementation and evaluation, and opportunities for reform and change.
3043 An Introduction to Political Ideas
course explores the impact of political ideas and ideological systems of
thought, focusing particularly on major ideologies that have emerged in
nineteenth and twentieth-century political thought.
3053 International Relations
This course introduces students to the dynamics of relationships among
nation-states. An important element of this course is the introduction of
world-views including realism, idealism, and the various behaviorist models that
have emerged in the last 30 years.
3063 Constitutional Law
exploration and analysis of the constitutional foundations of American law and
government, the different methods of constitutional interpretation, and of the
law’s function as a basic medium for resolving conflict in a federal
constitutional democracy. Prerequisite: POLS 1113.
3113 American Court System
analysis of the characteristics and functions of the American Court Systems,
Prerequisite: POLS 1113.
4013 Campaigns, Elections, and Voting
course will analyze factors influencing voting choices, campaign strategies and
techniques, changes and trends in U.S. elections, and methods of predicting and
interpreting election results.
This course will examine the concept of democracy from its historical
foundations to current issues challenging democracy in the twenty-first century.
4033 American Foreign Policy
survey course in the evolution of American foreign policy. This course will
consider the role the United States plays in world affairs, and the relationship
between the United States, foreign governments, and the various non-governmental
and international organizations that constitute the international community.
4043 The Media and Politics
survey of the role the media plays in the governing process. This course will
examine the mediating relationship the media plays between governmental actors
and citizens: the importance of information, its impact on public opinion, and
the quality of news coverage of politics.