Political Science (POLI)

POLI 111  - Controversies in American Politics  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the analysis of key issues in contemporary American politics focusing on the arguments, the groups involved, and the political factors that influence the outcome of the debate.

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 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 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 374  - Public Policy  (3 Credits)  

Process of and major approaches to making public policy particularly, in the United States. Case study materials will focus on such major policies as welfare, health care, national security, and resource management.

POLI 399A  - Independent Study in Political Science  (1-6 Credits)  

Prior approval of and individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in political science and the instructor who will supervise the project required.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

POLI 399B  - Independent Study in International Studies  (1-6 Credits)  

Prior approval of an individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in international studies and the instructor who will supervise the project required.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

POLI 463  - The American Chief Executive  (3 Credits)  

Constitutional, statutory and political powers and roles of the American chief executive.

POLI 465  - Psychology and Politics  (3 Credits)  

The role of psychology in political attitudes and behavior. Examination of individual psycho-political relationships and aggregate typologies. Particular emphasis on the psychological roots of the need for or the rejection of political authority.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.
POLI 570  - South Carolina Government and Politics  (3 Credits)  

South Carolina state and local government in the context of South Carolina history and U.S. state and local government.