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Political Science

Hamilton Hall, CB# 3265
(919) 843-3922

First Session, 2022

POLI 100 American Democracy in Changing Times (3)

MAYMESTER. Why do Americans love democracy, but hate politics? Why are there only two political parties? Why do voters hate, yet respond to negative campaigning? This course will introduce students to politics in the United States, addressing these and many more questions about how American democracy works.

POLI 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)

MAYMESTER. This course examines the diversity of political arrangements in societies across the globe.

POLI 215 Political Psychology (3)

MAYMESTER. Findings of the behavioral sciences are examined as they relate to politics. Includes such issues as human nature, community, political socialization, alienation, mass movements, belief systems, and personality.

POLI 287. Strategy and International Relations (PWAD 287) (3)

MAYMESTER. Introduction to the study of strategic decision making in international relations, with an emphasis on the application of basic game theoretic models. Incorporates in-class simulations of international relations scenarios.

Second Session, 2022

POLI 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)

This course examines the diversity of political arrangements in societies across the globe.

POLI 150 International Relations and Global Politics (PWAD 150) (3)

An introduction to the study of political and economic relations in the international system. Topics covered include international conflict, trade, global finance, international institutions, civil war, and human rights.

POLI 200. The President, Congress, and Public Policy. (3)

An analysis of the roles and influence of the president, the Congress, and other participants in the making of national policy.

POLI 208 Political Parties and Elections (3)

An analysis of the dynamics of party alignment and realignment and of nomination and election to public office in American national government.

POLI 271 Modern Political Thought (3)

Survey course designed to introduce students to major political thinkers and schools of thought dating roughly from the 16th century to the present.