Political Science (POL SCI)

Courses

POL SCI 505. Urban Politics and Policy. 3 Credits.

Structures and operations of city governments and their responses to policy issues such as education, employment, social welfare, housing, transportation, migration, racial discrimination, urban sprawl and social inequality.
P: gr st.
Spring.

POL SCI 506. Regulatory Policy and Administration. 3 Credits.

The origins, purposes and operation of regulatory agencies and the programs in the U.S.: theories of regulation, issues and controversies in regulatory policy, and decision-making in such areas as economic regulation, public health, consumer protection workplace safety and environmental quality.
P: gr st.
Spring.

POL SCI 514. Administrative Law. 3 Credits.

Administrative law in the American federal (intergovernmental) system: connections between administrative law issues and issues of public policy; and legal dimensions of administrative problems.
P: gr st.
Fall Only.

POL SCI 516. Congress: Politics and Policy. 3 Credits.

Legislative institutions and policies, emphasizing the U.S. Congress. The role of legislature in American politics; elections, representation, formal and informal legislative institutions and practices, leadership, interest groups and lobbying, and the role of legislatures in policy innovation. P: gr st. (S)
P: gr st.
Spring.

POL SCI 608. Public Policy Analysis. 3 Credits.

An introduction to public policy analysis and to the policy-making process, primarily in American government. The course emphasizes the political aspects of policy analysis, models and methods for rational design of public policies, and applications of policy studies to particular public problems.
P: gr st.
Fall Only.

POL SCI 610. Intergovernmental Relations. 3 Credits.

The relations among the federal, state and local units of government; federalism, intergovernmental revenues and expenditures, intergovernmental policies and grants in-aid. P: gr st. (F)
P: gr st.
Fall Only.