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POLI 326: Asian Politics and Culture This course examines the political, historical, cultural, socio-economic, and geographic traits that distinguish this region and shapes its domestic political processes, interstate, and international relations. 3 credits POLI 331: Urban Politics and Public Policy The American urban political process and public policy. Community structure and the distribution and use of power. 3 credits POLI 332: Comprehensive Urban Planning Consideration of the economic, political and social determinants of comprehensive urban land use planning. 3 credits POLI 340: Theories of International Relations Analysis of major theoretical approaches to study of international relations and evaluation of competing paradigms which claim to explain the nature of post-ColdWar international relations. Prerequisite: POLI 133 3 credits POLI 341: International Law and World Order This course addresses contemporary issues in international law and world order. Course will enhance students’ comprehension of topics such as human rights, genocide, non-proliferation, terrorism, international criminal court and other conflicts. 3 credits POLI 342: United Nations Practicum This course covers the history, goals, principles, rules, procedures, and other institutions of the United Nations organization. Gannon’s Model U.N. for High School students provides opportunities for experiential learning. Participation in Gannon Model UN is required. 3 credits POLI 343: U.S. Foreign Policy Historical and intellectual foundations of contemporary U.S. foreign policy.

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POLI 345: Globalization and World Politics Course will explore the global contours of economic, political, technological, security, cultural, migratory, linguistic, and environmental aspects of globalization. 3 credits POLI 350: Constitutional Law and the Judicial Process Processes of constitutional development and interpretation; the Judicial system; judicial review; the federal system; Presidency: office and powers; powers of Congress. 3 credits, Fall POLI 351: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Constitutional basis of civil liberties; freedom of speech and press; freedom of association, religious liberty and the separation of church and state; federal and state procedural due process; substantive due process; equal protection of the laws. 3 credits, Spring POLI 357: Legal Analysis and Persuasion Legal analysis and persuasion will introduce the student to the fundamentals of legal thinking; including the critical examination of case law and other written materials. Applying this legal analysis, students will learn to persuade a targeted audience in both written and oral forms. Classroom exercises include briefs, mock appellate arguments and/or mock trial. Cross listed with PLAW 357 3 credits POLI 360: Political Theory The Classical and Christian tradition of political theory and philosophy. Reading and discussion of select works of Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas and Machiavelli. Modern Political Theory and philosophy. Reading and discussion of select works, including writings of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, and Marx. 3 credits POLI 390-394: Special Topics Such as Political Rhetoric & Leadership, Presidential Campaigns and Elections, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, and Totalitarianism. 1-3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019