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100 Level

101 Modern World Governments (SSC, m)
Introduction to the political systems, practices, and institutions of leading contemporary nations including Britain, France, Russia, China, and selected nations in Africa and Latin America.

PS 102 Thinking Like a Social Scientist (SSC, t)
Illustrates how the ways social scientists think—using quantitative, qualitative, and interpretive methods—help to sharpen thinking for many contexts and careers.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Global Engagement; Politics, Law and Justice; Politics of Business; Public Policy and Political Action; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

104 Problems in United States Politics (SSC, u)
Current policy issues in American politics (e.g., unemployment, education, crime).

106 Power, Politics, and Inequality (SSC, IP, u)
Examines power and politics through the lens of inequality, focusing on the constant struggle between the haves and the have-nots.

Career Paths: Ethics, Identity, and Society; Global Engagement; Politics, Law and Justice; Politics of Business; Public Policy and Political Action; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

109 Politics, Science, and the Body (SSC, IP, u)
An interdisciplinary examination of the scientific and biological explanations of poverty and social inequality in the United States, historically and in the present day.

Career Paths:  Ethics, Identity, and Society; Public Policy and Political Action

111 Introduction to Political Science (SSC, m)
Offers students the tools to think for themselves about politics: multiple ideological and analytical viewpoints on varying political arrangements around the world.

Career Paths:  Ethics, Identity, and Society; Global Engagement; Politics, Law and Justice; Politics of Business; Public Policy and Political Action; Sustainability, Development, and Social Action

199 Special Studies: [Topic] (subfield varies by topic)
Offerings vary from year to year, depending on student needs and faculty interests. R when topic changes.



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