Mississippi Valley State University

November 1, 2014

Political Science (PS)

PS 106 LEGAL ADVOCACY AND CRITICAL REASONING I. Explores legal advocacy and critical reasoning through simulations. 3

PS 201 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. Examines the basic structures and processes of American Government and politics, including acquisition of political power and policy outcomes. 3

PS 205 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE. Examines the approaches, concepts and methods, basic policy issues, and debates about the discipline of Political Science. 3

PS 206 LEGAL ADVOCACY AND CRITICAL REASONING II. Explores legal advocacy and critical reasoning through simulations. 3

PS 210 LEGISLATIVE PROCESSES. Study of legislative membership and processes whit emphasis on congress. 3

PS 306 LEGAL ADVOCACY AND CRITICAL REASONING III. Explores legal advocacy and critical reasoning through courtroom simulations. Simulations are adjusted to the experience level of the students. 3

PS 316 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. Analyses political structures, processes and practices at the state and local levels; examines state and local governments in the context of the federal system. 3

PS 321 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT. Comparing and contrasting political systems and processes in major western and non-western nation-states. 3

PS 331 LATIN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. An analysis of the political cultures, political behavior, and government structures in selected Latin American nation-states. 3

PS 349 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. Supreme Court interpretation of issues related to judicial review, federalism, and executive and Congressional power. 3

PS 350 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II. Supreme Court interpretation of civil liberties and civil rights. 3

PS 355 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY I. Ancient and Medieval political philosophy. 3

PS 356 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY II. Modern political thought since Machiavelli to Nietcsche. 3

PS 363 POLITICS OF MARGINALIZED GROUPS. Examines cultural differences and political activities of reference groups, e.g. ethic and racial groups. 3

PS 364 BLACK POLITICS. This course offers a concentrated examination of Black Politics. It focuses on the role of black politics and its importance to the nation, and the region. 3

PS 365 JUDICIAL PROCESS. This course examines the organization of American courts, their role in our society, the processes through which judges act, and their influence on politics and society. 3

PS 366 WOMEN IN POLITICS (Sex, Power and Politics). This course explores women’s political movements, public policies which affect the relative status of women and men, the role of women in electoral politics and how ideas about gender have shaped political life. 3

PS 375 HUMAN VALUES, MORAL REASONING AND WAR. A study of the ethics of modern warfare and international obligations. 3

PS 396. SPECIAL TOPICS. Research and intensive writing on selected topics in political science.

PS 397. SPECIAL TOPICS. Research and intensive writing on selected topics in political science.

PS 398. SPECIAL TOPICS. Research and intensive writing on selected topics in political science.

PS 399. SPECIAL TOPICS. Research and intensive writing on selected topics in political science.

PS 406. LEGAL ADVOCACY AND CRITICAL REASONING IV. Explores legal advocacy and critical reasoning through courtroom simulations. 3

PS 412 AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT. A survey of American political thought, pre- 1776 to the present. 3

PS 415. AMERICAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE. Study of the office of the President and the Executive Brach of the U.S. government.

PS 418. PUBLIC OPINION. Study of public opinion formation, measurement, and change, and the impact of public opinion on the political process. 3

PS 420. THIRD WORLD DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY. Examines the concept of development, its use in political research, and the involvement of developing nations in international security issues. 3

PS 426. ENERGY STRATEGIES IN THE TECHNOLOGICAL AGE. An analysis of resource endowment, extraction, values, treading usages, and national policies. 3

PS 430 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY. An analysis of spatial distribution and relationships among populations, land, regions, cultures, and governments. 3

PS 460 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICSL OF THE MIDDLE EAST. A study of governmental structures, political process and international politics in the Middle East. 3

PS 462 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. An analysis of resource endowment, extraction, values, trading usages, and national policies. 3

PS 466 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF THE FAR EAST. An introduction to Asian political systems with emphasis on China and Japan. 3

PS 471 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. A study of relations among nations treating theoretical approaches and current events. Prerequisite: PS 205.

PS 499. INTRODUCTION TO METHODOLOGY. Research design, data analysis, quantitative techniques, and scholarly writing. 3