POL - POLITICAL SCIENCE

POL-101 American Government

This course is the study of the American national political system and the uses, options, patterns, and limitations of public power. The course examines the theoretical roots of government, the American adaptation of the Western political tradition, the Constitution, decision making structures, the role of the people in government, political parties, lobbies and civil rights. Current policies and problems are analyzed and discussed. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

POL-102 International Relations

This course is an examination of the basic elements and processes of the modern nation-state system. Political power, nationalism, diplomacy, international law, international organizations, balance-of-power strategies, imperialism, regionalism, polycentrism, and current world issues are analyzed. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

POL-103 Political Ideology

This course focuses on the ideologies that have dominated contemporary world politics. Such theories as Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Islamism and Feminism are studied. Writings of key theorists will be read. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

POL-104 State and Local Government

This course is the study of state, county, and municipal political systems. The course examines the making and enforcement of public policy and the political roles of the people, political parties, political machines, and pressure groups. Intergovernmental relations and evolving patterns of metropolitan government are analyzed with an emphasis on New Jersey and Bergen County.>General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

POL-106 Themes in U.S. History [Modern American Presidency]

This course is an analytical and historical examination of the development of the office and powers of the modern American presidency. Emphasis is placed on studying the roles of the president as described in the Constitution, the relationship of the executive with the other branches of government, presidential views of the office, the presidential election system, and presidential character and personality. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

POL-107 Introduction to Politics

This course is a survey of the basic concepts and methodologies of political science. Topics considered include power, comparative and international politics, the state, government, forms of representation, and methods of social science analysis. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

POL-291 Co-Op Work Experience [Political Science]

This course provides a student with practical, supervised work experience in the area of political science. This program is under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Job placement assistance is available through the Cooperative Education Office. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

2 courses from POL

POL-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Political Science]

This course provides a student with practical, supervised work experience in the area of political science. This program is under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Job placement assistance is available through the Cooperative Education Office. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

2 course from POL

POL-293 Co-Op Work Experience [Political Science]

This course provides a student with practical, supervised work experience in the area of political science. This program is under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Job placement assistance is available through the Cooperative Education Office. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

2 courses from POL