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Political Science Course Offerings

Please see the section on “Course Description Symbols and Terms” in The University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

Courses numbered 001 to 099 are lower-division
Courses numbered 100 to 299 are upper-division
Courses numbered 202 to 209 are State and Local Government
Courses numbered 213 to 219 are Comparative Government
Courses numbered 221 to 229 are American Politics
Courses numbered 231 to 239 are Political Theory and Methodology
Courses numbered 241 to 249 are International Relations
Courses numbered 251 to 259 are Public Law
Courses numbered 260 to 269 are Public Administration
Courses numbered 270 to 279 are American National Government
Courses numbered 289 are Internship and Work Experience
Courses numbered 291 to 299 are Cross-Area courses
Courses numbered 300 to 399 are Graduate courses

LOWER DIVISION COURSES

POLS 001

Vital Political Problems    3.0 Fa/Spr

An examination of major political problems challenging America today. Emphasis on class discussion of controversial topics involving political policy in the context of the study of political science. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as POLS 101 which may be substituted.

POLS 002

Politics of Third World Nations    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in POLS 191E is highly recommended.

The political dynamics of selected third world nations. Major emphasis will be on problems of poverty, colonialism, comparative political structures and behavior imperialism, and international relations. The course will also focus on tensions in the political culture between traditional and non-traditional values in contemporary third world societies. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as POLS 102 which may be substituted.

POLS 005

Politics, Power, and Issues in Social Science    3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an introduction to the social sciences that uses power as a unifying theme. The course will look at issues in political behavior, the role of political and economic institutions, and how behavior and institutions affect politics, economics, and public policy. Students will apply the basic tools of social science to look at historical examples of issues in social science, with a focus on contemporary applications. Students will also work in a computer lab that introduces them to the power of information and methods of finding and using social science data on the Internet. This is an approved General Education course.

POLS 012

Law, Politics, and the Distribution of Justice     3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to the structure, composition, and performance of the judicial process and its role in the resolution of societal conflicts. Following an examination into the nature of law, the course will focus on the essential actors in the process and review the performance of their roles. Issues critical to a free society — freedom of speech, rights of the accused, equal protection — will be studied to illustrate the politics of distributing “justice” by means of the courts. This is an approved General Education course.

POLS 044

Introduction to Public Relations    3.0 Fa/Spr

A survey of public relations: problems and issues, organization and operations, skills and techniques, careers and opportunities.

This course is the same as JOUR 044 which may be substituted.

POLS 050

Introduction to Criminal Justice    3.0 Fa/Spr

The history and philosophy of criminal justice in America; recapitulation of the system; identifying the various sub-systems, role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics, education, and training for professionalism in the criminal justice system. Formerly POLS 150.

POLS 055

American Government:    3.0 Fa/Spr
National, State, and Local

An investigation of Who gets What, When, and How in national, state, and local politics. Also includes principles of American governmental institutions, federal systems, congress, president, and courts. Fulfills California state graduation and credential requirements for the American Constitution. (Satisfies requirement in California Administrative Code, Title 5, Section 40404.) CAN GOVT 2.

This course is the same as POLS 155 which may be substituted.

POLS 055H

American Government:    3.0 Fa/Spr
National, State, and Local—Honors

Please see the description above. This course is for students in the Honors in General Education Program.

POLS 055X

American Government: Discussion    1.0 Fa/Spr

This course provides an opportunity for students to explore topics from their American government class in more detail. The course includes discussion of problems and assignments, as well as work on student speaking, study, and testing skills. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 057

Juvenile Justice Process    3.0 Inquire

This course provides an introduction to the juvenile justice system in the United States. Juvenile justice is a key component of the overall criminal justice system. The course highlights the activity in the main institutions of juvenile justice (the police, the courts, and corrections), examines past practice as well as concentrating on current policies, explores some of the reasons for treating juveniles differently from adults, and investigates future policy in juvenile justice.

POLS 059

Chico Police Service Learning Practicum    3.0 Spring

This course examines criminal investigation techniques and includes a survey of a wide variety of topics in criminal investigation. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of education toward gaining employment and enhancing law enforcement careers. During the semester, students participate in a Chico community service learning project.

POLS 059A

Introduction to Criminal Law    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: POLS 050 or faculty permission.

Examines current and developing programs and issues in the field of criminal justice. Formerly POLS 259C.

POLS 098

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 098A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered.

UPPER DIVISION COURSES

POLS 101

Vital Political Problems    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

An examination of major political problems challenging America today. Emphasis on on class discussion of controversial topics involving political policy in the context of the study of political science. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as POLS 001 which may be substituted.

POLS 102

Politics of Third World Nations    3.0 Fa/Spr

The political dynamics of selected third world nations. Major emphasis will be on problems of poverty, colonialism, comparative political structures and behavior, imperialism, and international relations. The course will also focus on tensions in the political culture between traditional and non-traditional values in contemporary third world societies. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as POLS 002 which may be substituted.

POLS 116

The Politics of Regionalism    3.0 Inquire

The purpose of this course is to examine the political dynamics and impact of regional and intra-regional population and economic shifts in the United States. The focus will be on the changing nature of political power and inequalities linked to these population and economic changes. Among the topics to be covered are Politics in an Advanced Industrial Society; Emerging Political Institutions; The Politics of Growth and Decline; The Development of a National Growth Policy; Inequality and Political Power; The Role of the State in Addressing Political, Economic, and Local Inequalities. Specific policy areas will be examined.

POLS 117

Career Education for Behavioral    1.0 Fa/Spr
and Social Science Students

The course directs students to a broader and deeper awareness of their abilities, strengths, and skills. Then this expanded awareness is related to appropriate majors, minors, academic specialties, campus resources, and career relevant alternatives. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 121

History of Government    3.0 Spring
and Politics in Central America

An interdisciplinary survey of the history and politics of Central America. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western Course.

This course is the same as LAST 121 and LAST 121C which may be substituted.

POLS 124

Women and Politics    3.0 Fa/Spr

Analysis of the roles of women in politics; volunteer, candidate, elected official. Considers politics of the women’s movement and women’s issues. This is an approved General Education course.

This course is the same as WMST 124 which may be substituted.

POLS 125

Marxist Thought    3.0 Fa/Spr

Origin and development in the nineteenth century of dialectical and historical materialism, emphasizing the implications of Marxist philosophy for an understanding of nature, knowledge, revolution; doctrinal evolution from Marx to Mao.

This course is the same as PHIL 125 which may be substituted.

POLS 127

The Politics of Race and Ethnicity    3.0 Fa/Spr
in the United States

Analysis of the role of race and ethnicity in the American political process, including a critique of their role in local, state, and national elections. Factors accounting for participation and non-participation will be analyzed. This is an approved Ethnic Course. Formerly POLS 126.

This course is the same as MCGS 127 which may be substituted.

POLS 130

Computer Applications in Political Science    3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to computers as a tool of political analysis. Discussion of computer hardware and software. Assigned projects involving the use of political data bases, Web sites, and the analytical tools now current in political science.

POLS 131

Introduction to Political Inquiry    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

An introduction to the discipline of political science, with emphasis on the major controversy of substance and method therein. Should be taken at the beginning of the junior year. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly POLS 221A.

POLS 131X

Techniques in Political Science Research    1.0 Fa/Spr

This course covers use of computers and the Internet in political science research. 2.0 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 140A

Model United Nations    1.0 Fall

Prerequisites: POLS 242.

Introduction to the United Nations, its procedures and current issues on its agenda to prepare delegates to participate in the National Model United Nations Conference held in New York City during the spring recess. 2.0 hours workshop. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

POLS 140B

Model United Nations    2.0 Spring

Prerequisites: POLS 140A, POLS 242.

Individual and group research on an assigned country and its U.N. policy positions — plus mock session activities — to prepare delegates to represent that country at the National Model United Nations Conference held in New York City during the spring recess. Either attendance at the New York City conference or a 15-page research paper on a U.N. agenda topic is required. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

POLS 141

International Relations    3.0 Fa/Spr

Concepts in international politics, with emphasis on the analysis of contemporary global issues. Recommended for secondary teachers. This is an approved General Education course.

POLS 142

International Politics: Methods of Analysis    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: POLS 141.

Introduction to methods, objectives, and techniques of scientific study of international politics. Analysis of selected examples of behavioral research in international politics. Examples will normally include cross-cultural research, comparative elites, global and regional political change, events data analysis, war and peace studies.

POLS 144

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Nuclear Age    3.0 Fa/Spr

Course analyzes post-World War II American foreign policy. It examines the origins and development of the cold war, with attention to nuclear capabilities, the growth of national security bureaucracy, and the impact on American society. Special attention is given to the decision-making process as well as to theories of personality, organizational behavior, and the political process as these affect the cold war basis of American foreign policy. This is an approved General Education course.

POLS 146

International Relations of the Pacific Basin    3.0 Spring

Analysis of the international relations of the Pacific Basin area, with emphasis on the period since 1975. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western Course.

This course is the same as INST 102 and POLS 246D which may be substituted.

POLS 151

Introduction to Legal Studies    3.0 Fa/Spr

Social science-based analysis of the interaction of law and its social contexts. Course elements include fundamentals of legal systems, their institutional structures, and critical issues. Case studies and interpretive themes will provide analytical focus.

POLS 152

Policing in America    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: POLS 050.

This course examines the history, philosophy, evolution, and legal obligations of the police and the roles, functions, and policy issues associated with policing in a democratic society.

POLS 153

Corrections    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: POLS 050.

This course surveys corrections in the United States, including the history, philosophy, and evolution of correctional systems; correctional institutions, community-based corrections, and correctional policy issues.

POLS 154

Community Corrections    3.0 Inquire

This course considers the historical development of probation and parole, addresses questions regarding how and why probation and parole have changed over time, and outlines how community corrections are influenced by the constraints of the criminal justice system and how it is affected by public perceptions of crime and criminals. Students assess the success and feasibility of community corrections given current resources and public sentiment. Finally, the course addresses the population of offenders that are on probation and parole, their likely backgrounds and futures.

POLS 155

American Government:    3.0 Fa/Spr
National, State, and Local

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

An investigation of Who gets What, When, and How in national, state, and local politics. Also includes principles of American governmental institutions, federal system, congress, president, and courts. Fulfills California state graduation and credential requirements for the American Constitution. (Satisfies requirement in California Administrative Code, Title 5, Section 40404.)

This course is the same as POLS 055 which may be substituted.

POLS 191A

Simulation in Political Science:    1.0 Fa/Spr
American Government

2.0 hours workshop. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 191E

Simulation in Political Science:    1.0 Fa/Spr
International Relations

2.0 hours workshop. Credit/no credit grading only. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units.

POLS 192

Political Film and Novel    3.0 Fa/Spr

Weekly viewing of a political film, with lecture-discussion session led by a faculty member who has a special interest in the subject matter of the film. 2.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course.

POLS 197A

Tutorial in Political Science    1.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Individual consultation with faculty in working on special projects, reading lists, or areas of deficiency. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 198

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered as 198A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered.

POLS 198W

Special Topics    1.0 Fa/Spr

Weekend workshops in areas of special interest to pre-law students: “Politics of Punishment”; “Landlord-Tenant and the Law”; “Consumer Law”; “Sex Discrimination”; “Environmental Legal Problems”, etc. May be taken eight times, but only twice for credit toward political science degree or Paralegal Certificate. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 199

Special Problems    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered as 199A-C for 1.0 to 3.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 202

State Government    3.0 Fa/Spr

Analysis of the American federal system and the role of state governments, with special emphasis directed to the government and politics of California. Among the major topics considered: the state political system; the political environment; party, interest group, citizen, and media inputs.

POLS 203

Local Government    3.0 Fa/Spr

Discussions relating to the history and development of local government. The present structure of local government in the United States and selected foreign countries. Current problems and changing functions affecting local governments.

POLS 204

Interest Groups and Lobbying    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: POLS 202 and POLS 273 are recommended.

Course will focus on the lobbying process at the state and national level and will consider the role interest groups play within the American-state governmental milieu.

POLS 205

Health Care Policy and Politics    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: HCSV 131 is recommended.

An analysis of the political forces, both private and public, which have an impact upon the health industry in the United States. Focusing on problems related to the delivery of health care, the course will cover such issues as availability, accessibility, appropriateness, acceptance, accounting, and alternatives.

This course is the same as HCSV 235 which may be substituted.

POLS 209

Proseminar in State and Local Government    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

POLS 213

Politics of Developing Nations    3.0 Spring

Examination of the international political economy and Third World development. Specific focus is on the crisis of the world capitalist system and the international and national attempts to restructure levels of that system. The question of development is discussed from various ideological perspectives, along with the political-economic implications of industrialization and the debt crisis in the Third World. Case studies on the political economy of development are offered, Mexico and South Korea, for example.

POLS 215A

Comparative Government: Middle East    3.0 Fa/Spr

Study of selected Middle East governments and political processes. Politics analyzed from the late Ottoman period to the contemporary era. Special emphasis given to post-World War II developments, including nationalism, industrialization, cultural, and religious traditions.

POLS 215B

Comparative Government: Africa    3.0 Fall

Comparative analysis of selected black African countries. Varying patterns of traditional culture, colonialism, and independence movements will be presented. Other themes to be stressed include methods of disengagement from neo-imperialistic controls since independence.

POLS 215C

Comparative Government: Latin America    3.0 Fall

A study of the similarities and differences of the Latin American republics, concentrating on structures of government, historical traditions, political parties, and the role of the military. After a general introduction to these topics and the area, the class will emphasize an in-depth study of selected Latin American nations.

POLS 215D

Comparative Government: Asia    3.0 Spring

An examination of the politics of Asia. Emphasis may vary among East, South-East, and South Asia. The study of the response of Asian political systems to the dual challenges of modernization and Western pressure will be combined with an analysis of contemporary political institutions and events.

POLS 215E

Comparative Government:    3.0 Spring
Russia and East Europe

This course will provide a well-rounded understanding of the foundations of contemporary Russian and East European political institutions and politics. This entails analysis of the historical roles of nationalism, communist values, and Soviet behavior as they relate to the development of Russia and the new states of the former Soviet Union. Special emphasis will be given to questions of nation-building, legitimacy, and political leadership.

POLS 215F

Comparative Government:    3.0 Fa/Spr
Western Europe

A study of selected governments of Western Europe, with emphasis as well on regional coordination (the Common Market and related institutions) in the post-World War II period.

POLS 215G

Comparative Government: Canada    3.0 Spring

A survey of the government and politics of Canada. Focus will be on the growth and function of Canadian parliamentary democracy, the development of provincial power, and the dynamics of public policy-making in the Canadian administrative and legislative systems.

POLS 217

Politics of Industrial Societies    3.0 Fall

Analysis of the international political economy and industrial-post-
industrial societies. Specific focus on the internationalization of capitalism and major institutions of the international political economy in the post-Cold War era; the competing models of North Amerian, European, and Asian political economies; trade, investment and security issues among industrial nations; and relationship of industrial nations’ policy to the political economy of the developing world.

POLS 218

Government and Politics of Israel    3.0 EvnFall

This course will examine the Israeli political system from its early development to the present. The class will focus on the Zionist ideology of the founders and the transformation of that ideology during the state-building period. Israeli political institutions will be examined along with historical and contemporary political conflicts, the vagaries of the peace process, and Israeli-American relations.

This course is the same as MJIS 218 which may be substituted.

POLS 219

Seminar in Comparative Government    3.0 Fall

This course is the same as POLS 311 which may be substituted.

POLS 221

Methods of Political Inquiry    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: POLS 131 or permission of instructor.

Investigation of methodology and the techniques used in the study of political phenomena, with emphasis on the construction of appropriate research designs, data collection, and analysis.

POLS 221H

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Honors    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

This investigation of methods and theory in political science is directed to individual research interests and problem development for the honors thesis. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

POLS 222

Political Socialization and Behavior    3.0 Spring

A study of the learning of political attitudes; the role of the family, school, peer group, and others in the political socialization process; the process of accommodation or non-accommodation to the value patterns of society and ultimate political behavior.

POLS 223

Political Parties:    3.0 Inquire
Who Gets What, When, How

Evolution of American political parties; issues dividing the electorate; organization of parties; nominations, campaigns, elections, voting behavior; the role of money in the party process; party responsibility; evaluation and reform of parties; some reference to foreign parties. Considers parties as some of the major value maximizers among people.

POLS 224

Public Opinion and Propaganda    3.0 Fa/Spr

Analysis of major factors in group and individual opinion formation, with emphasis on politics, opinion measurement, and the role of mass media in the political process.

This course is the same as CMST 224 and JOUR 224 which may be substituted.

POLS 225

Survey Research Methods    3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: SOCI 165 or SOCI 165M; SOCI 166 or otehr statistics course by permission of instructor. CMST majors: COM 202. POLS majors: POLS 221.

A practical, integrative course in which a survey research project will be conducted.

POLS 226

Women and the Law    3.0 Inquire

In this class, students discuss how the criminal justice system and civil law affect women’s lives and their experiences with the state. Students take a historical view on how women have made progress towards equality in the United States by using the legal system in a variety of ways and examine women’s status as criminal justice professionals, victims, and perpetrators of crime and how the criminal justice system deals with women in these positions.

This course is the same as WMST 226 which may be substituted.

POLS 227

U.S. Campaigns and Elections    3.0 Inquire

An exploration of campaigns and elections in the United States with emphasis on the activities and strategies of candidates for office, the behavior of voters, the role of political parties, interest groups, and the media, and the financing of campaigns.

POLS 228

Politics and the Media    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

An examination of the relationships of politics and the mass media. Includes a project involving media analysis and campaigns or public policy decisions.

This course is the same as CMST 228 and JOUR 228 which may be substituted.

POLS 229

Capstone in American Politics    3.0 Fa/Spr

POLS 231

American Political Thought    3.0 Fall

Considers tensions between the democratic and republican claims in formative periods: Puritan, Revolutionary, Constitution, Jacksonian, and Civil War. Addresses modern implications. Uses primary sources and novels.

POLS 232

Recent American Political Thought    3.0 Spring

Considers competing democratic and republican claims in context of social Darwinism, Populism, Progressivism, New Deal, and Post-World War II. Uses primary sources and novels.

POLS 234

Origins of Western Political Thought    3.0 Fall

The classical roots of western political philosophy and their relationship to contemporary political theory.

This course is the same as PHIL 234 which may be substituted.

POLS 236

Liberal and Conservative Traditions    3.0 Fall

The philosophical framework of political and social change, with emphasis on the French Revolution and on the emergence of liberal ideology as a basis of contemporary radical and liberal political philosophy.

This course is the same as PHIL 236 which may be substituted.

POLS 237

Contemporary Political Thought    3.0 Spring

An extended discussion of the nature of anarchy, corporatism, oligarchy, classical liberalism, radical liberalism, democratic socialism, communism, and fascism, with a continued focus on these political cultures and their ideological expressions in contemporary politics.

This course is the same as PHIL 237 which may be substituted.

POLS 238

Jurisprudence: Philosophy of Law    3.0 Fall

The philosophical nature and origins of law. Topics to be examined include theories of law, justice, the relationship of law to morality, natural law, responsibility, punishment, and other basic concepts. Approach is both general theoretical and via case studies.

This course is the same as PHIL 238 which may be substituted.

POLS 239

Proseminar in Political Theory    3.0 Fall
and Methodology

POLS 241

International Politics: Theory and Concepts    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: POLS 141, ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

Analysis of the dynamics of international politics, with emphasis on the following theories and concepts: images, decision-making, power, the state, nationalism, balance of power, international system, war, alliances, and imperialism. International Relations majors: This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

POLS 241H

International Politics:    3.0 Fa/Spr
Theory and Concepts—Honors

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, POLS 141.

This investigation of method and theory in political science is directed to individual research interests and problem development for the honors thesis. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors.

POLS 242

International Organizations    3.0 Fall

Analysis of the development and activities of various types of international organizations, including the United Nations, multinational corporations, OPEC, the Common Market, the IMF, the World Bank, and such non-governmental organizations as Amnesty International and Greenpeace.

POLS 243

International Law    3.0 Fa/Spr

Analysis of the development of international law, the role of international law on international relations, legal problems of world order, and contemporary international legal issues. Case analysis and critical writing required.

POLS 246A

International Relations of the Middle East    3.0 OddFall

Analyzes the foreign policies of the Middle Eastern nations. Emphasizes Arab-Israeli and inter-Arab dynamics, the impacts of Muslim culture, sectarian strife, and the roles of external forces, including the superpowers.

POLS 246B

International Relations of Africa    3.0 Spring

Analysis of the foreign policies of Sub-Saharan nations, including Neocolonialism, Pan-Africanism, regionalism, development, apartheid, African Liberation Movements, and China in Africa.

POLS 246C

Inter-American Relations    3.0 Spring

Patterns of inter-American relations will be explored, with special attention to the effects of dependency on the American states and their reactions to it. Collaboration, avoidance, and resistance by Latin Americans will be examined within the context of the use of diplomacy and of military, political, and economic force by differing groups on both sides.

POLS 246D

International Relations of the Pacific Basin    3.0 Spring

The foreign policies of the states of Asia will be analyzed; special attention will be given to China and U.S. policies in Asia. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Non-Western Course.

This course is the same as INST 102 and POLS 146 which may be substituted.

POLS 246E

Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy    3.0 Fall

Analysis of the historic, ideological, and behavioral values of Russian foreign policy. Special attention is given to the domestic context of foreign policy-making and the regional issues facing Russia in the contemporary international system. Emphasis will be on the post-Soviet period.

POLS 246F

International Relations of Western Europe    3.0 Fall

Analyzes the international relations of Western European nations and international institutions, especially the Common Market. Emphasizes Western Europe as a part of the regional and world dynamics.

POLS 246G

Canadian Foreign Policy    3.0 Inquire

An introductory course which develops an understanding of international relations concepts, Canada’s place in the international system, external factors affecting Canadian foreign policy, the Canadian decision-making structures and processes, as well as the issues, patterns, and relationships associated with recent Canadian foreign affairs.

POLS 247

Vietnam and Foreign Policy    3.0 OddSprg

Analyzes the Vietnam War as a consequence of foreign policy. Emphasizes the structures, processes, and dynamics of policy design, implementation, and management, especially by the United States.

POLS 248

Politics of Terrorism    3.0 Spring

A multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary study of the historical and contemporary phenomenon of terrorism and counterterrorist policy. Focus is on terrorism as different from war, the sources and practitioners of terrorism, and the multiple rationales for its use. Study will include both domestic and international terrorism, private and state as well as national and international counterterrorist policy. Particular attention on the threat of terrorism to liberal democracy and development of liberal democratic counterterrorist policy. Selection choice for the Option in Political Affairs.

POLS 249

Proseminar in International Relations    3.0 Inquire

This course is the same as POLS 341 which may be substituted.

POLS 251A

Foundations of American Constitutional Law    3.0 Fall

Analysis of judicial cases and related materials illustrating historical and current interpretations of constitutional problems such as the powers of the courts, congress, and President; and the balance of federal-state power in such areas as commerce and taxation.

POLS 251B

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties    3.0 Fa/Spr

Analysis of judicial cases and related materials illustrating historical and current interpretations of constitutional problems such as racial discrimination, criminal procedures, and freedom of speech and religion.

This course is the same as MCGS 251B which may be substituted.

POLS 252

Alternative Dispute Resolution    3.0 Fall

Focus on the various methods of negotiation and dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration with primary emphasis on the legal rights and principles involved in alternative dispute resolution especially in the process of arbitration. Major social and scientific theories of conflict will be explored as well as conventional disciplines and new approaches of conflict avoidance and resolution. Ethical issues involved in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration will be covered.

POLS 253

Legal Process and Behavior    3.0 Fall

The study of law from the political, sociological, and behavioral perspective examining recent and contemporary approaches to the legal process. Other questions about areas of study include: What, if any, are the boundaries of the legal process? To what extent should the legal process be a part of our everyday lives? To what extent is the law political?

POLS 254

Legal Research    3.0 Fa/Spr

Learn techniques of legal research and writing. Write briefs, memoranda, and other legal documents based on library research with cases, treatises, law reviews, statutes, regulations, etc.

POLS 255

The Legal Para-Professional    3.0 Fa/Spr

The study of the emerging field of paralegalism and the laws that the paralegal will be dealing with. Deals both with substantive law and the methods and role of the paralegal case study method used. It is highly recommended that students take POLS 254 or POLS 256 before POLS 255.

POLS 256

Legal Analysis    3.0 Fa/Spr

The objective of this course is to teach students legal analysis using Socratic method, briefing cases, and law-school-type examinations. The course will be aimed at students considering law school.

POLS 257

American Indian/Federal Law    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course in Indian/Federal law examines 200 years of legal relationships of tribes with the Federal government, state government, and with tribal members. It has its origins in constitutional law, and is the only body of law directly relating to a single group or minority in this country. We will examine and analyze the practical application of these laws as they apply to the legal rights of tribes and the states in which the tribes reside.

This course is the same as AIST 257 which may be substituted.

POLS 258

Issues in Court Administration    3.0 Inquire

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the field of court administration. The course will survey the various topics relevant in court administration as well as explore court administration as an occupation.

POLS 259

Capstone in Public Law    3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a seminar on selected topics in public law. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

This course is the same as POLS 351 which may be substituted.

POLS 259A

Criminal Procedure    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: POLS 050.

The machinery of criminal justice in theory and practice; the significance of the rule of law and its exceptions in the actual administration of justice. This course will concentrate on the application of the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments to the U.S. Constitution in the administration of justice and the application of modern behavioral research as it applies to police and court administration.

POLS 259B

Policy Issues in Criminal Justice    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: POLS 050.

This course will serve as a capstone for majors and will seek to tie together the various threads of the major while at the same time investigating public policy issues relating to criminal justice. It will examine the behavioral and policy evaluative literature relating to CJ policy in the United States and will strengthen the evaluative techniques of the students.

POLS 259D

Senior Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

This course involves an integrated analysis and critical examination of all of the subfields of criminal justice, including criminology, policing, adjudication, corrections, and criminal justice process and policy. This seminar will assess the substantive knowledge, critical analysis, writing, speaking, and computer skills of senior-level students.

POLS 260A

Introduction to Public Administration    3.0 Fa/Spr

Executive function in government; survey of the principles of administrative organization, personnel management, financial administration, administrative law, administrative policies. Problems and trends in government as a career.

POLS 260B

Public Personnel Administration    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: POLS 260A or concurrent enrollment.

A survey of the processes of recruiting and managing personnel in the public service. The philosophy of public personnel, administration, organization for personnel administration, history and evolution of the career system, comparative modern structures, and general processes of personnel. Both traditional and behavioral literature.

POLS 260C

Administration of Public Financial Resources    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: POLS 260A or concurrent enrollment.

A comprehensive survey of the theory and practice of public financial administration in the United States. The budget as an instrument of fiscal policy; budget preparation and classification, with special emphasis on program and performance budgeting. Problems in budget authorization, execution, and control.

POLS 260D

Collective Bargaining    3.0 January

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

An examination of basic concepts and practices found in the collective bargaining relationship. Special focus on the public sector in California.

POLS 260E

Police Administration and Management    3.0 Inquire

This course introduces students to the organization of police departments and explores the history of policing and organizational theory. It further examines the role of the police executive as a public manager and as a leadership position. Topics for the course include departmental management, police operations, budgeting, discipline, promotion, external political factors, and public planning and research. By the end of the course, students should have a general knowledge of public organizations and specific knowledge about the operation and management of police departments.

POLS 261

Environmental Politics and Administration    3.0 Spring

Investigation and analysis of the political nature of the environmental crisis in the United States and the development of legal and administrative mechanisms for handling environmental problems.

POLS 262

Organizational Theory    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: POLS 260A or concurrent enrollment.

An intensive examination of the theory and research on organizational design, with an emphasis on applications of the theories. Focus is on how organizations develop structures to meet various internal (e.g., size, technology) and external (e.g., stakeholders, uncertainty) demands.

POLS 263

Comparative Administration    3.0 Inquire

This course provides comparisons of the administrative systems of Canada, the United States, and selected additional countries. It addresses the relationship of these systems to the political authority of the state. The course will identify four or five basic public policy issues and compare the ways in which Canada, the United States, and others attempt to resolve or manage them. These may include health care, welfare, education and workforce readiness, and intergovernmental relations.

POLS 264

Administrative Law    3.0 Fall

Study of the role of administrative law in American government. Scope and implications of discretionary decision-making.

POLS 265

The Administration of Justice    3.0 Fa/Spr

The machinery of justice in theory and practice; the significance of the rule of law and its exceptions in the actual administration of justice.

POLS 266

Administrative Behavior    3.0 Inquire

This course is intended to introduce students to the individual and group processes which occur in organizations. Such processes include leadership, communications, cooperation and conflict, individual and group motivation, group effectiveness, decision-making and problem-solving, moral and ethical behaviors, creativity, and organizational change. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours workshop.

POLS 267

Planning and Administration    3.0 Fall

Introduction to theory and practice of planning. Planning as a function of government; planning models; the politics of planning; citizen participation; planning administration; zoning and other land-use plan implementation techniques.

POLS 268

Planning Law    3.0 Spring

Review and analysis of the present and changing nature of planning and land-use control law, particularly as the law is applied in California.

POLS 269

Proseminar in Public Administration    3.0 Inquire

This course is the same as PHIL 269 which may be substituted.

POLS 271A

Public Policy Formation    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in POLS 199A required.

Critical examination of the process of policy formation in American governments. Relationship of executive, legislative, and judicial branches in policy formation. A significant policy area will be examined, with emphasis on both statutory and constitutional bases and the social/political factors influencing policy development.

POLS 271B

Policy Analysis Capstone Seminar    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: POLS 221, POLS 271A. Concurrent enrollment in POLS 199A required.

An examination of the approaches, models, methods, and concepts of public policy analysis, with special emphasis on program evaluation, research methodologies, implementation problems, and policy evaluation models. Recommended for political science and public administration majors and minors.

POLS 272

The Presidency    3.0 Spring

A comparative analysis of the executive component of government. Emphasis on the national executive, selected state executives, and selected executives in other nations.

POLS 273

Congress    3.0 Spring

Analysis of the structure, processes, and behavior in legislative bodies. Emphasis on a comparison of selected legislative bodies.

POLS 275

National Strategic Intelligence    3.0 Spring

This course investigates the epistemology, history, structures, functions, and issues of United States’ national strategic intelligence.

POLS 279

Proseminar in    3.0 Inquire
American National Government

This course is a seminar on selected topics in American national government. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

POLS 280

The Student Journal of Politics    3.0 Fa/Spr

Students in this course publish Studium: The California State University, Chico Student Journal of Politics. Students select, evaluate, and edit scholarly works on politics. There is significant work ourside the classroom environment, including developing skills in political science research and writing, and interdisciplinary collaboration for graphics, editing, formatting, and printing. Students also collaborate with student authors and with those producing student journals at other universities.
You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

POLS 289A

Internship in Public Administration    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: 3.0 cumulative GPA faculty permission.

See description below. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 289B

Internship in Public Administration    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: 3.0 cumulative GPA, faculty permission.

POLS 289A and POLS 289B: Work experience in selected governmental agencies supervised by faculty members and the staff of cooperating agencies. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 289C

Internship in Political Science    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: 3.0 cumulative GPA, faculty permission.

See description below. 6.0 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 289D

Internship in Political Science    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: 3.0 cumulative GPA, faculty permission.

POLS 289C and POLS 289D: Work experience with an elected official, political party organization, interest group, or media outlet. 6.0 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 289E

Internship in Criminal Justice    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Field work with criminal justice agencies in the areas of policing, courts, and corrections. Work supervised by the faculty internship coordinator and the staff of the internship office. Directed readings and writings may be assigned. 6.0 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 289F

Internship in Criminal Justice    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Field work with criminal justice agencies in the areas of policing, courts, and corrections. Work supervised by the faculty internship coordinator and the staff of the internship office. Directed readings and writings may be assigned. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 289K

Internship in Public Law    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

See description below. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 289L

Internship in Public Law    3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

POLS 289K and POLS 289L: Field work in law in various projects such as bail service, welfare rights, legal aid, penal law, consumer law, environmental law, housing law, etc. Work supervised by faculty and/or cooperating legal organizations. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 289P

Work or Community Experience in    3.0 Fa/Spr
Selected Governmental or Community Agencies

Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.

Credit for previously acquired work or community experience. Such credit determined by the Internship Coordinator, dependent upon length of service and experience. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 291A

Simulation in Political Science:    1.0 Fa/Spr
Public Administration

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

Participation in and creation of games and simulations relevant to an understanding of the political process. Emphasis will be on the analysis of political action in the area of public administration. 2.0 hours workshop.

POLS 291B

Simulation in Political Science:    1.0 Fa/Spr
Public Personnel

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

Participation in and creation of games and simulations relevant to an understanding of the political process. Emphasis will be on the analysis of political action in the area of public personnel. 2.0 hours workshop.

POLS 291C

Simulation in Political Science:    1.0 Fa/Spr
Public Finance

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

Participation in and creation of games and simulations relevant to an understanding of the political process. Emphasis will be on the analysis of political action in the area of public finance. 2.0 hours workshop.

POLS 291E

Simulation in Political Science:    1.0 Fa/Spr
International Relations

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

Participation in and creation of games and simulations relevant to an understanding of the political process. Emphasis will be on the analysis of political action in the area of international relations. 2.0 hours workshop. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 291F

Simulation in Political Science:    2.0 Fall
Public Law

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

Participation in mock trials and other law activities. Oral argument, legal research, and brief-writing. 4.0 hours workshop. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 291G

Simulation in Political Science:    3.0 Spring
Public Law

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

Participation in mock trials and other law activities. Oral argument, legal research, and brief-writing. Must participate in the moot court competition. 6.0 hours workshop. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 291H

Simulation in Political Science:    2.0 Fa/Spr
International Relations

Participation in and creation of simulations relevant to an understanding of international relations. 4.0 hours workshop. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 293

Community Research    3.0-15.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Approval of the Department of Political Science.

This course is a special topic offered as 293A-E, for 3-15 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Organized research and development of a problem in community administration. Students may enroll for 3 to 15 units, and will engage for a part or the whole
of their time in the community. A seminar focusing on analysis of the project and the experience will be held weekly or at other appropriate times. Only a total of 6 units of POLS 289 and POLS 293 may be counted toward the requirements of the major or the Paralegal Certificate.

POLS 298

Special Topics    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

Offered as POLS 298A-POLS 298W: Study in political science related to specialized subjects of topical and current interest. Intensive reading. (ABC) American Government, (DEF) Comparative Government, (GHJ) Political Behavior, (KLM) Political Theory, (NPQ) International Relations, (RST) Public Law, (UVW) Public Administration.

GRADUATE DIVISION

POLS 300

American Institutions    3.0 Fa/Spr
and Public Organizations

Introduction to the relationship of American political institutions and public organizations. The focus of this graduate course is on developing an understanding of the interdependency of American political institutions (e.g., Congress, parties) and the performance of public organizations.

POLS 301

Seminar in State and Local Government    3.0 Fall

Intensive reading and research on topics related to this sub-field of political science. Written and oral presentation of research usually required.

POLS 302

Public Administration and Democracy    3.0 Fall

This course will be a first-semester course that engages students in the theories, literature, and issues that are central in the study of public administration. The major objective is to familiarize the new graduate student with the broad field of public administration in preparation for the more direct focus offered by subsequent courses in the Master’s in Public Administration degree program.

POLS 304

Seminar in Political Communication    3.0 Spring

A review of classical and contemporary research in political communications; presentation and discussion on current issues on political communication.

This course is the same as CMST 304 which may be substituted.

POLS 311

Seminar in Comparative Government    3.0 Inquire

Intensive reading and research on a topic related to this sub-field of political science. Written and oral presentation of research usually required.

This course is the same as POLS 219 which may be substituted.

POLS 321

Seminar in American Politics    3.0 Inquire

Intensive reading and research on a topic related to this sub-field of political science. Written and oral presentation of research usually required.

POLS 323

Political Parties    3.0 Inquire

Intensive readings and research on topics related to political parties, including the various theoretical approaches to the study of political parties in the United States, the history of parties, the contemporary nature and activities of U.S. parties, and the concept of partisanship. Parties in the U.S. are compared to those in other democracies as well.

POLS 324

Seminar on Public Opinion    3.0 Inquire

Intensive readings and research on topics related to the scholarly examination of public opinion in the United States. Topics include the relationship of public opinion to democratic theory, research methodology in public opinion, the major sociological and psychological theories of public opinion, perception and opinion formation, and the historical and contemporary content of public opinion in the United States.

POLS 326

Interest Groups, Protest Movements,    3.0 Inquire
and Political Change

This course is a graduate-level seminar on interests and movements in the United States. The objective is to gain an advanced knowledge of the various theories and research findings in the literature dealing with political groups in American politics, especially protest groups, movements and mainstream interest groups. The course also examines the practical effect of these groups and movements, as measured by demonstrable political change.

POLS 327

U.S. Campaigns and Elections    3.0 Inquire

Intensive readings and research on topics related to the scholarly examination of U.S. campaigns and elections. Topics include the role of elections in a representative democracy, the history of campaigns and elections in the U.S., the role of parties and interest groups, the behavior of voters, and the activities and strategies of candidates for office, the financing of campaigns, and the role of the media.

POLS 331

Seminar in Research Methods    3.0 Spring

Rigorous investigation of methodological techniques, with intensive readings, papers, and oral presentations as appropriate. Applications of research methods to policy problems and to problems in Political Science will be stressed.

POLS 332

Seminar in Political Theory    3.0 Fall

Rigorous investigation of theoretical techniques, with intensive readings, papers, and oral presentations as appropriate. Applications of theoretical issues to policy problems and to problems in Political Science will be stressed.

POLS 341

Seminar in International Relations    3.0 Fall

Intensive reading and research on a topic related to this sub-field of political science. Written and oral presentation of research usually required.

This course is the same as POLS 249 which may be substituted.

POLS 351

Seminar in Public Law    3.0 Fall

Intensive reading and research on a topic related to public law. Written and oral presentation of research usually required. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

This course is the same as POLS 259 which may be substituted.

POLS 352

Legal and Ethical Issues    3.0 Fall
in Health and Human Services

A seminar providing an integrative analysis of ethical and legal forces in the environment of health and human services as they relate to health and human services organizations’ behavior and management decision making.

This course is the same as HCSV 352 which may be substituted.

POLS 353

Environmental Policy and the Law    3.0 Fa/Spr

Development and implementation of environmental policies by the various levels of government within the U.S. federal system, with a particular focus on the legal context of environmental policy making.

POLS 360A

Seminar in Public Management    3.0 Fall

Prerequisites: POLS 302; POLS 362 is recommended.

This course will review, analyze, and test strategies of public management. Emphasis will be on areas of decision-making, planning, development, budgeting, and collective bargaining. Purpose is to familiarize students with the various approaches to public sector problem-solving and decision-making, primarily by using the case study format.

POLS 360B

Seminar in Public Personnel Administration    3.0 Spring

Prerequisites: POLS 302.

A survey of the processes of recruiting and managing personnel in the public service. The philosophy of public personnel administration, organization for personnel administration, history, and evolution of the career system, comparative modern structures, and general processes of personnel.
Both traditional and behavioral literature.

POLS 360C

Seminar in Administration    3.0 Spring
of Public Financial Resources

Prerequisites: POLS 302; POLS 331 is recommended.

Survey of budgeting problems, issues, and applications of theories, research, and approaches toward use of cost-benefit analysis in the public sector. Activities are focused on surveying the literature and researching public programs using Program Planning and Budgeting Systems and cost-benefit analysis.

POLS 361

Seminar in Public Administration    3.0 Fall

Intensive reading and research on a topic related to this sub-field of political science and community services. Written and oral presentation of research usually required. Topics vary, dependent upon seminar leader. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

POLS 362

Seminar in Organizational Theory    3.0 Fall
in the Public Sector

Conceptual examination of the theory and behavior of large and small bureaucracies.

POLS 363

Seminar in    3.0 Spring
Health and Human Services Management

Survey of problems, issues, and applications of management theory to health and human service organizations. Emphasis will be on administrative problem-solving. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

This course is the same as HCSV 363 which may be substituted.

POLS 364

Seminar in Public Policy    3.0 Fall
in Health and Human Services

A graduate seminar which focuses on initiation, formulation, implementation, and evaluation of Health and Human Services policies. An exploration of policy development, policy analysis approaches, new policy directions. This course will focus on how to develop a policy issue paper, including how to identify values, develop alternatives, and make policy recommendations. Health and Human Services policy will be explored at the national, state, and local levels, including the public, private, non-profit, and profit-making sectors. Policy of other nations will be examined for their implications for American Health and Human Services policy.

POLS 365

Economic and Global Finance Issues    3.0 Spring
in Health and Human Services

Prerequisites: POLS 360C, POLS 364.

An examination of the health care industry in relation to health financing, insurance, grants, contracting, and resource allocation as they relate to management decision making in health and human service organizations.

This course is the same as HCSV 365 which may be substituted.

POLS 366

Mental Health Policy and Administration    3.0 Spring

Relationship of mental and physical health policy in U.S. and selected other countries. Considers elements essential to administration of community mental health programs and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). EAPs efforts at helping employees deal with personal problems that affect job performance are considered. History, theory, legal and policy issues related to the above are considered. Focuses on mental health administrative issues and mental health personnel issues.

POLS 367

Seminar in Administration and Planning    3.0 Fall

Comprehensive consideration of political, social, and administrative issues related to the rural and town planning process.

POLS 368

Seminar in Public Policy Formation    3.0 Spring

Intensive reading and research on a topic related to this sub-field of political science. Topics vary and may include an overview of various substantive policy areas or may focus on a specific policy area, such as energy, housing, education, criminal justice, etc. This course may be taken twice for credit, depending on the topic. See the department for specific information. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units.

POLS 369

Public and Non-Profit Program Evaluation    3.0 Inquire

This course applies specific techniques for evaluating both program operations and the outcome of program activities. It applies the research methodologies and techniques employed for policy and program assessment including use of social indicators, quantitative and qualitative methods, and quasi-experimental designs used in applied policy and program research. Further, students apply techniques of survey research including questionnaire design, sampling, analysis, and use of computer packages. Finally, students learn about writing grant proposals and managing contracts. Students work on a non-profit organization as a service-learning component of the course.

POLS 371

Seminar in American National Government    3.0 Fa/Spr

Intensive reading and research on a topic related to American national government. Written and oral presentation of research usually required.

POLS 372

The U.S. Presidency    3.0 Inquire

This course explores the office of the chief executive through several academic lenses. In addition to an analysis of the constitutional debates regarding this office, presidential power, the modern presidency, presidential war powers, presidential personality and character, presidential decision making, and presidential selection are all possible topics for exploration through reading and research.

POLS 373

The U.S. Congress    3.0 Inquire

Intensive readings and research on topics related to Congress include the constitutional context and debates over the role of Congress, congressional elections, the nature of Congress as an institution, the behavior of its members, and the role Congress plays in shaping public policy.

POLS 380

Culminating Practicum    3.0 Spring

This course is a practicum which demonstrates competence acquired in the MPA program. Each student will complete a professional policy analysis paper that requires the application of both theory and methods. This professional paper will be presented at the end of the course. This is the final course in the MPA and must be completed by all students except those completing a thesis. Prior to taking this course, all seven core graduate seminars must be completed. It is strongly recommended that students do not enroll in other courses while taking this course.

POLS 383

Practicum in Teaching Political Science    3.0 Fall

Provides a forum for the exploration and analysis of effective teaching techniques in political science. This course prepares students to become graduate teaching assistants or community college instructors.

POLS 389A

Internship and Directed Field Work    3.0 Fa/Spr
in Public Administration

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Internship and directed fieldwork in selected public and quasi-public agencies. Credit/no credit grading only.

POLS 398

Independent Study    1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

This course is a graduate level independent study offered as 398A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Open to all MA and MPA candidates. Adequate preparation as determined by the Department of Political Science.

POLS 399

Master’s Study    1.0-6.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a master’s study offered as a Master’s Thesis, identified as 399A-F for 1.0 to 6.0 units respectively. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member.