POLI 311: State and Local Government Institutions and processes of state and local government with special focus upon Pennsylvania.
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 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-Cold War 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 studentsâ€™ 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. Gannonâ€™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.
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