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Southern New Hampshire University POL 329 International Environmental Law and Negotiation (3 credits) This course explores the most effective strategies for negotiating environmental agreements of all kinds, with an emphasis on the multilateral agreements that are at the center of international environmental law. Students spend much of the course playing and critiquing their own performance in two environmental negotiation simulations. In the first, they assume the roles of stakeholders negotiating the compliance of a private company with air and water pollution control regulations in the United States. In the second, they assume the roles of member-states of the International Whaling Commission negotiating the fate of a controversial proposal to end the international ban on commercial whaling. This course is cross-listed as ENV 329. POL 349 Comparative Environmental Law and Sustainable Development (3 credits) This course explores the effectiveness of environmental law as a strategy for achieving environmentally sustainable development, using China, India, Russia, and the European Union as illustrative examples. Students spend the last third of the course playing and critiquing their own performance in Stratagem, a computer-assisted simulation game, in which they assume the roles of government ministers in a less developed country and try to chart a course of environmentally sustainable development for that country over a period of 60 years. This course is cross-listed as ENV 349. Prerequisite: ENV 319. POL 362 The American Presidency (3 credits) This course examines the historical evolution of the American presidency from the Constitutional Convention through the current administration. Emphasis is placed on the constitutional development of the presidency, from Washington’s role as the reluctant “citizen-soldier” to the current reasoning that the American president will set the agenda not only for the United States but also for the world. The presidency’s changing relationships with Congress, the Supreme Court, state governments, and “the people” are also examined, as is the important role campaigns play in shaping the expectations surrounding a presidential administration. Students should expect to spend ten to fifteen hours per week volunteering with a presidential campaign. This course is cross-listed as HIS 362. Prerequisite: POL 210. POL 410A Semester in Washington, D.C.: Political Science Field Experience (12 credits) This course is the vehicle through which students receive POL course credit for participation in the supervised internship and Leadership Forum of SNHU's Semester in Washington, D.C., in the field of political science. The program promotes learning through civic engagement. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, which hosts the program, provides students with housing and places them in internships appropriate to their interests. For more information, see The Washington Center’s web site (www.twc.edu) and the department chair. This course is taken concurrently with POL 410B. Prerequisites: 156

POL 210 or POL 211 or POL 213; at least junior standing; and permission of the department chair. POL 410B Semester in Washington, D.C.: Political Science Seminar (3 credits) This seminar provides a common academic course in the field of political science for the SNHU Semester in Washington, D.C., which is hosted by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. For more information, see The Washington Center’s web site (www.twc.edu) and the department chair. This course is taken concurrently with POL 410A. Prerequisites: POL 210 or POL 211 or POL 213; at least junior standing; and permission of the department chair. POL 413A Semester in Washington, D.C.: Pre-Law Field Experience (12 credits) This course is the vehicle through which students receive POL course credit for participation in the supervised internship and Leadership Forum of SNHU's Semester in Washington, D.C., in the field of pre-law. The program promotes learning through civic engagement. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, which hosts the program, provides students with housing and places them in internships appropriate to their interests. For more information, see The Washington Center’s web site (www.twc.edu) and the department chair. This course is taken concurrently with POL 413B. Prerequisites: POL 306; at least junior standing; and permission of the department chair. POL 413B Semester in Washington, D.C.: Pre-Law Seminar (3 credits) This seminar provides a common academic course in the field of pre-law for the SNHU Semester in Washington, D.C., which is hosted by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. For more information, see The Washington Center’s web site (www.twc.edu) and the department chair. This course is taken concurrently with POL 413A. Prerequisites: POL 306; at least junior standing; and permission of the department chair. POL 480 Independent Study (3 credits) This course offers students an opportunity to study any political topic not covered in any course listed in the catalog, under the supervision of a political science faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor, the department chair and the school dean.

Psychology PSY 108 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) This course is an introduction to various areas of psychology, including scientific investigation, motivation, personality, intelligence, behavioral deviation, perception, learning and human development. It provides a basis for further study in related areas. PSY 201 Educational Psychology (3 credits) This course emphasizes the nature of human learning, with a study of the concepts of readiness, motivation, retention,

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog