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POLS 306 Political Science Methods of Inquiry

POLS 306.  Political Science Methods of Inquiry.  3 Credits.   S   

An introduction to the social science methods of investigation and analysis that are used in political science as a discipline and, in many cases, in public and private sector analytical work as well. The nature of political science data sources and methods of data collection, the logic of social scientific inquiry, and key methods of data analysis are emphasized. Prerequisite: POLS 110 or POLS 150 or POLS 170 (or their Honors equivalents), or consent of instructor.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science

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Because political science advances our understanding of politics, power, governance, and public policy in the United States and across the globe.  In the broadest sense, political science is the study of governments and governmental procedures.  Political Science is as old as civilization, because people always have been interested in their government and in their leaders.  But political science as it is thought today, as one of the social sciences, is a comparatively new discipline.  It developed in the United States during the last century as political scientists developed an ability to make increasingly scientific observations of government.  Political scientists are concerned with origins and sources of governmental organizations, their growth, and their decline, as well as with the processes and structure of government.  Ask yourself, Am I interested in public affairs?  Am I a good analytical and critical thinker?  Am I curious about the world and it's workings?  Do I communicate well orally and in writing?  Do I want to be a knowledgeable citizen?  Am I interested in the relationship between government and the people?  Am I curious about how decisions and made and how conflicts are resolved?  

Bachelor of Arts in Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies

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...Option: POLS 306 Political Science Methods of Inquiry POLS 493 Directed Readings or POLS 498...

Bachelor of Science in Education

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...POLS 150 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 POLS...World Indigenous Literatures ENGL 306 Global Environmental Literature...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

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...Craft POLS 301 Introduction to Political Theory POLS 306 Political Science Methods of Inquiry POLS...

Minor in Leadership Studies

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...POLS 528 Environmental Justice and Public Policy POLS...and Culture 3 AAAS 306 The Black Experience...

Minor in Social and Behavioral Sciences Methodology

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...g., COMS 356 ; MATH 365 , MATH 526 ; POLS 306 ; PSYC 210 ; PUAD 332 ; SOC 380...