POLI 111: U.S. Government and Politics Constitutional foundations of U.S. Government; structure and functions of Congress, the Presidency, the judiciary; administrative institutions and processes, interest groups and political parties; political behavior, and the electoral process. 3 credits, Fall/Spring POLI 122: Public Policy Analysis Principles and practices of policy analysis; emphasis on current national policy issues. 3 credits, Fall/Spring POLI 133: Introduction to International Relations Introduction to the nature of international relations, focusing on the role of the state and international institutions; the role of ideology and culture in international affairs; and the nature of the world economy and the process of globalization. 3 credits POLI 210: Bureaucracy and Public Administration Principles and practices of public administration in modern society with a special attention to the administration of the American Federal government. 3 credits POLI 220: Comparative Government Principles of comparative political analysis; principles and features of selected European and other non-Western governmental systems. 3 credits POLI 260: Introduction to Law in Society Introduction to legal institutions and processes; evolution of the American legal system; major substantive areas of law; legal reasoning and the adversarial process; and, the role of attorneys and courts in American society. Cross listed with PLAW 111 3 credits POLI 301: Leadership Studies I: Theory Examines leadership theory, the differences between leadership and management, the skills necessary for successful leadership, and various styles of leaders. Students will become familiar with the “great books” of leadership, interact with practicing professionals, learn leadership lessons from the study of the American Presidency, and experience negotiation and creativity exercises. 3 credits POLI 302: Leadership Studies II: Skills Builds on the theoretical study of leadership with an emphasis on practice and application. Students study leaders, systems analysis, planning, strategic thinking, and the requirements of community leadership. Students participate in exercises to increase skills in communication, media relations, and effective political leadership. 3 credits POLI 311: State and Local Government Institutions and processes of state and local government with special focus upon Pennsylvania. 3 credits POLI 312: Parties and Political Behavior The electoral and governmental functions of American political parties, with consideration given to party systems at national and local levels, and the study of campaigns and elections. 3 credits POLI 315: Congress and Legislative Process The structure, functions and the role of Congress in both the policy process and the nation’s political life. 3 credits POLI 317: The American Presidency Institution, politics, personality, and policies of the president.
POLI 322-325: Regional Studies Political structures and regional features of a select area of the world, such as Russia and Eastern Europe, the European Union, Latin America, Africa, or Asia. 3 credits