Political Science (POLI)

POLI 101  - Introduction to Global Politics  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to theories about global politics. Issues and controversies central to global politics.

Carolina Core: GSS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

POLI 105  - Introduction to Politics  (3 Credits)  

Concepts and problems involved in human relationship with governments, the nation-state, and political change.

POLI 201  - American National Government  (3 Credits)  

The formation and development of the national government, its organization and powers. Overlay Course.

Carolina Core: GSS, VSR

POLI 341  - Contemporary United States Foreign Policy  (3 Credits)  

A critical analysis of selected problems of United States foreign policy.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

POLI 357  - Film, Politics, and Social Change  (3 Credits)  

Critical analysis of film as expression and agent of political cultural, ideology, and change.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

POLI 362  - Politics and the Mass Media  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the role in American politics of mass communications media, including the press and electronic news reporting; influence of mass media on the conduct of political campaigns, political leadership style, and public opinion.

POLI 365  - State Government  (3 Credits)  

A study of state-federal relations, relations among states, state constitutions, and the structure and functions of the three branches of government. Emphasis is given to South Carolina.

POLI 368  - Interest Groups and Social Movements  (3 Credits)  

The mobilization, organization, tactics, and results of group-based politics, including latent interests and the suppression of interests.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

POLI 370  - Introduction to Public Administration  (3 Credits)  

A study of the basic principles and theory of administrative structure, responsibility, and control in relation to policy making in the modern state.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

POLI 406  - The State of American Politics  (3 Credits)  

Major factors that affect the state of contemporary American politics, including the Constitution, the Congress, the courts, the presidency, the states, federalism, political parties, special-interest groups, and the electoral process.