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Political Science (POLS)
Department of History and Political Science
POLS 2103 Federal, State, And Local Government
The structure and operation of American government on the national, state, and local levels stressing an understanding of legislative and administrative procedure. Special attention is given to Texas government policy and processes. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing.
POLS 2503 U.S. Government
The constitution and structure of United States government stressing an understanding of legislative and administrative procedure. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing.. (Spring)
POLS 3203 Introduction To Political Science
A survey of the nature and function of political parties and governments, a study of comparative politics such as democracy and communism, and an analysis of the role of the individual citizen in politics. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring)
POLS 3603 State and Local Government
The principles and organization of American state, county, and municipal government, together with critical analysis of current problems and the constitution and government of Texas. Class 3. Prerequisite: POLS2503. (Spring)
POLS 3951-3953 Pre-law Practicum
The purpose of this practicum is to allow students to be exposed to the legal field and gain insight into a variety of legal operations and procedures. It may involve observation and/or an internship, depending on the needs of the student. The pre-law advisor will work with each student on an individual basis. Class 1-3. (On Demand)
POLS 4103 American Constitutional Law
An introduction to American constitutional law consisting of the study of material from Supreme Court opinions. Readings will cover such topics as federalism, separation of powers, interstate commerce, personal liberty, and civil rights. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring, Even years)
POLS 4943-4983 Special Topics
A course to be utilized for seminars and special lectures in topics which are not offered on a regular basis. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.
POLS 4991-4993 Independent Study
An independent study course that will allow the superior student to take advantage of independent research opportunities, government internships, and other unusual academic opportunities. Class 1-3. Prerequisite: permission of the Political Science department.