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POLS 670. United States Foreign Policy. 3 Hours S.

An evaluation of the formulation of United States foreign policy in the post-World War II period. Economic, military, and diplomatic dimensions of policy; internal and external influences on policy; theories of foreign policy decision-making. Prerequisite: Nine hours of political science. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science

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?  

Minor in Public Policy in the United States

Students majoring in various social science disciplines are encouraged to minor in Public Policy.  Students earning a BA or BGS can obtain a minor; the minor consists of 18 credit hours.

Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

...Society POLS 661 Politics of the Middle East POLS 678 Chinese Foreign Policy POLS 670...

Minor in Leadership Studies

...POLS 528 Environmental Justice and Public Policy POLS...380 Environmental Ethics PHIL 670 Contemporary Ethical Theory...

Minor in Latino/a Studies Latin America POLS 659 Political Dynamics of Latin America POLS 670 United States Foreign...