Political Science major (60 credits)

                                                                                            Four-year plan – Political Science Major

Professors: Mark Henkels, Mary Pettenger, Eliot Dickinson, Earlene Camarillo

Mission

To serve students through teaching and mentoring, serve society through research, public outreach and activities, and serve the
university through collegial participation in all aspects of the community.

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain key concepts in politics and public service.
  2. Apply analytical and theoretical approaches to political problems.
  3. Demonstrate political and bureaucratic expertise through research, public outreach, advocacy, and leadership.

Core classes

PS 201 American National Government (4)
PS 202 State and Local Government (4)
PS 203 International Relations (4)
PS 204 Governments of the World (4)
PS 350 Introduction to Public Policy (4)
PS 351 Introduction to Public Administration (4)
PS 355 Civic Literacy and Engagement (4)
PS 375 Scope and Method of Political Science (4)

Electives (must be chosen with the advice of Political Science major advisor)

Electives in Political Science (18)
Electives in Social Science/Political Science (12)

Chose two (6 credits) in each area:

  • International Relations & Comparative Politics.
  • Administration & Political Processes
  • Public Policy and Law

  • PS 193 Introduction to Model United Nations (4)
  • PS 393 Advanced Model United Nations (1 or 4)
  • PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (4)
  • PS 440 Causes of War (4)
  • PS 441 Causes of Peace (4)
  • PS 457 Government and Politics of Europe and Asia (4)
  • PS 459 Government and Politics of Latin America (4)
  • PS 461 Politics and Government of Post-Communist States (4)
  • PS 463 Government and Politics of Developing States (4)
  • PS 464 Government and Politics of Africa (4)
  • PS 465 Government and Politics of the Middle East (4)
  • PS 473 Globalization Issues (4)
  • PS 478 Political Fiction and Film (4)
  • PS 486 International Organizations and Law (4)
  • PS 492 Political Ideologies (4)
  • PS 498 U.S. Foreign and National Security Policy (4)

(depending on content, PS 199, 399, 406, 407, 409, 410)

  • PS 414 Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Elections (4)
  • PS 415 Politics and Psychology (4)
  • PS 416 Politics and Communication (4)
  • PS 419 American Presidential Elections (4)
  • PS 425 Native American Politics and Policy (4)
  • PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (4)
  • PS 451 Political Theory: Plato to Marx (4)
  • PS 452 Political Theory: Marx to Habermas (4)
  • PS 454 Public Personnel Administration (4)
  • PS 466 Governmental Budgeting (4)
  • PS 469 Congress and the Presidency (4)
  • PS 490 Community Politics (4)
  • PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations (4)

(depending on content, PS 199 Special Studies (1-12), PS 399 Special Studies (1-12), PS 406 Special Individual studies (1-12), PS 407 Seminar (1-12), PS 409 Practicum: Administrative Internship (4 or 8), PS 410 Political Science Internship (4 or 8) )

PS 423 Issues in National Policy (4)

PS 424 Policy-Making in the States (4)

PS 430 The Aging Society (4)

PS 432 Global Health Policy (4)

PS 435 Women and Politics (4)

PS 436 Gender and Public Policy (4)

PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis (4)

PS 447 Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

PS 449 Environmental Values and Political Action (4)

PS 458 Veterans in Transition (4)

PS 471 Immigration Politics and Policy (4)

PS 479 American Constitutional Law (4)

PS 480 Administrative Law (4)

PS 484 American Jurisprudence (4)

PS 485 Legal Reasoning and Writing (4)

PS 494 Human Rights (4)

(depending on content, PS 199, PS 399, PS 406, PS 407, PS 409, PS 410)

 

Contact:
Sharyne Ryals, Administrative Assistant

Division of Social Sciences 

503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu Location: BELL 231