Choose one of the following courses:
POLS 102 – American National Government
Examines basic principles, institutions and functions of American national government and the operation of the American political system and government. Identifies individual rights and responsibilities as citizens of local, state and national communities.
POLS 202 – State and Local Government
Basic principles, institutions and functions of American government at the state and local levels. Emphasis on Pennsylvania.
POLS 205 – World Geography
World Geography is the study of the geographic nature of the world’s major social, political, and economic processes and problems. A central component of this class will be an analysis of the ways in which power has unevenly spread across the regions of the globe. This course starts and ends with an analysis of commodity chains as a means to understand the connections between colonialism, post-colonial imperialism, and the geographies of capitalism; environmental geographies of exploitation and destruction; the ways in which the global economy is governed; the relationships between race and geography; the production of gendered geographies; the production of specifically sexualized spaces; and conflicts that arise over and in various spaces, places, territories, and borders. By the end of the semester, students should have a firm grasp of geography’s principal concepts and a solid orientation to the geographic nature of the world’s major power inequalities and processes.
POLS 209 – Law and Society
A study of the problems of law in society and an introduction to criminal justice.
POLS 250 – Intro to the Study of Government Systems
An introduction to significant issues of politics that have been identified by noted political scientists of the past and present. Designed as an overview of the discipline of political science for students who would otherwise have limited exposure to these issues
POLS 308 – Principles of Criminal Justice
An examination of the doctrine and principles involved in criminal law through analysis of cases and statutes. Prerequisite: POLS 209.
POLS 372 – International Relations
An examination of the major elements and persistent problems in the world community of states. Prerequisites: POLS 250 or HIST 202 or permission.
POLS 402 – Constitutional Law
The interpretation and application of the Constitution of the United States. Emphasis on constitutional law. Writing-in-disciplines class. Prerequisites: POLS 102 or POLS 250 or permission.