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Political Science



PSC 200
Model U.N. [Lecture] (1.0-2.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students prepare for and participate in a Model United Nations program. This may be repeated for credit, but total credits may not exceed three. Students should expect additional expenses for participation, travel, room, and board. (By application only)

PSC 203
American Studies: Constitutional History [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
(See HST 203 for description)

PSC 301
Principles of Political Science [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
In this study of the development of political theory and organization into modern political forms, emphasis is placed on the problems of law, constitutions, political parties, public opinion, organization, administration, and international law. (Offered alternate years)

PSC 302
American Government [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
The essentials of American government are studied, beginning with philosophical foundations and their exposition in constitutional forms. Chief emphasis is given to federal and state powers, functions, and institutions. Less emphasis is given to local authority and operation.

PSC 310
New York State Government [Lecture] (3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
This course will explore and analyze New York state and local government. This course will review issues of federalism and the structure of New York government on both the state and local level. This course will also explore issues such as New York's electoral process, third parties and electoral fusion, and the role of special interests. (Offered alternate years)

PSC 495
Independent Study in Political Science [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Independent study under direction of an instructor allows students to explore approved advanced topics in political science not generally covered in the regular curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the division in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Division Chair, and the Registrar. May be repeated with different topics.

PSC 498
Undergraduate Research [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0)
(Liberal Arts)
Students conduct laboratory research in biology under supervision of a faculty member. Permission of instructor is required. Guidelines for Independent Study apply. A written report is required. (May be repeated with new research.) Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the division in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Division Chair, and the Registrar.


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The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.