Political Science  

POLT 401 - Politics and Society
Credits: 4.00
Introduces the nature of politics and political institutions. Emphasizes political behavior and continuing issues of modern politics, such as power, authority, legitimacy, freedom, and order.

POLT 401H - Honors/Politics and Society
Credits: 4.00
Introduces the nature of politics and political institutions. Emphasizes political behavior and continuing issues of modern politics, such as power, authority, legitimacy, freedom, and order.

POLT 402 - Introduction to American Government
Credits: 4.00
Power and competition in American politics focusing on voters and elections; public opinion and the media; interest groups and political institutions the President, Congress, and the Courts. Examines critical political issues from the founding of the nation to the present.

POLT 402H - Honors/Introduction to American Government
Credits: 4.00
Power and competition in American politics focusing on voters and elections; public opinion and the media; interest groups and political institutions the President, Congress, and the Courts. Examines critical political issues from the founding of the nation to the present.

POLT 402W - Intro to American Government
Credits: 4.00
Power and competition in American politics focusing on voters and elections; public opinion and the media; interest groups and political institutions the President, Congress, and the Courts. Examines critical political issues from the founding of the nation to the present. Writing intensive.

POLT 403 - United States in World Affairs
Credits: 4.00
Introduction to United States foreign policy since the end of World War II examining the foundations of American policy, the origins and conduct of the Cold War and the dilemmas of the post Cold War era. Explores contemporary problems facing United States foreign policy such as international economy and transnational global issues.

POLT 403H - Honors/United States in World Affairs
Credits: 4.00
Introduction to United States foreign policy since the end of World War II examining the foundations of American policy, the origins and conduct of the Cold War and the dilemmas of the post Cold War era. Explores contemporary problems facing United States foreign policy such as international economy and transnational global issues. Writing intensive.

POLT 403W - United States in World Affairs
Credits: 4.00
Introduction to United States foreign policy since the end of World War II examining the foundations of American policy, the origins and conduct of the Cold War and the dilemmas of the post Cold War era. Explores contemporary problems facing United States foreign policy such as international economy and transnational global issues. Writing intensive.

POLT 407 - Law and Society
Credits: 4.00
Introduces the ways in which law operates in modern society: its forms, functions, underlying values, and the consequences of its application in particular regimes. Topics include the psychological bases for legal obligation, the evolution of particular legal doctrines, the philosophical underpinnings of legal responsibility, the relationship of law to social structures, the relationship of law to morality, the nature of legal reasoning, and critiques of law.

POLT 407H - Honors/Law and Society
Credits: 4.00
Introduces the ways in which law operates in modern society: its forms, functions, underlying values, and the consequences of its application in particular regimes. Topics include the psychological bases for legal obligation, the evolution of particular legal doctrines, the philosophical underpinnings of legal responsibility, the relationship of law to social structures, the relationship of law to morality, the nature of legal reasoning, and critiques of law.

POLT 444 - Politics and Policy in a Warming World
Credits: 4.00
Uses the issue of climate change to explore the relationships between scientific and technical research and debate, policymaking at the international and domestic (U.S.) levels and public understanding and interpretation of complex technical issues. The course is interdisciplinary. Writing intensive.

POLT 444A - Democracy: Its Character and Its Characters
Credits: 4.00
An examination of the spirit of a modern democracy and its influence on the thoughts and actions of those who live within it. Includes selections from Tocquevilles Democracy In America and an examination of characters in the works of Weems, Twain, and Salinger. Writing intensive.

POLT 444B - Cruel and Unusual in a Federal System
Credits: 4.00
This course is an exploration of the US /State Constitutional language of 'cruel and unusual' as an important limitation on governmental power. Students study its historical origins, interpretations and applications across time periods and types of regimes. Particular attention will be paid to its association with the dealth penalty in the contemporary United States. Writing intensive

POLT 500 - American Public Policy
Credits: 4.00
Political and economic factors that mold the processes by which American policy makers deal with such domestic issues as crime and violence, poverty and inequality, inflation and unemployment, urban blight and renewal, and energy and the environment. Writing intensive.

POLT 502 - State and Local Government
Credits: 4.00
Powers, politics, political cultures, and constitutional settings of American state and local governments. State legislatures, governorships, court systems, political parties, electoral systems, and interest groups. Structures and functions of local governments, including towns, cities, counties, and special districts. .

POLT 504 - American Presidency
Credits: 4.00
The President as administrator, policy maker, and political leader. The relationship between the President and the public, the media, and other governmental institutions. Historical and constitutional background of the Presidency, role and powers of the President in domestic and foreign affairs.

POLT 505 - American Congress
Credits: 4.00
Role and powers of Congress as national lawmaker and check on the executive branch: committee structure, concepts of representation, legislative oversight and party cleavage, federal budget control, and foreign policy involvement.

POLT 506 - Parties, Interest Groups, and Voters
Credits: 4.00
Role of political parties as organizers and managers of social conflict. Role of voters in controlling parties and government. Influence of interest groups in the electoral process and in governmental decision making.

POLT 507 - Politics of Crime and Justice
Credits: 4.00
Criminal justice in theory and practice; contemporary role of police, prosecutors, judges, juries, counsel, and interest groups in the administration of criminal justice. Writing intensive.

POLT 508 - Supreme Court and the Constitution
Credits: 4.00
Supreme Court treated as a political institution whose historic mission is to decide all controversies arising under the Constitution between the nation and the states, the President and Congress; the role of the judiciary in defining its own powers, rights, and duties. Writing intensive.

POLT 509 - Bureaucracy in America
Credits: 4.00
Growth and development of the bureaucratic state. Roles and powers of administrative officials, decision making in bureaucratic settings, citizen participation, and the influence of interest groups on bureaucratic policy making.

POLT 510 - Mass Media in American Politics
Credits: 4.00
Contemporary review of media in politics; major roles of media today in providing news, setting public agenda, influencing public opinion; government regulations vs. media responsibility; future developments and consequences for American democracy.

POLT 512 - Public Opinion in American Politics
Credits: 4.00
Relationship of mass and elite opinion within the context of American political culture. Impact of public opinion on American governmental policies, especially with respect to major issues facing the President and Congress. Appraisal of responsiveness to influence and responsibility to lead.

POLT 513 - Civil Rights and Liberties
Credits: 4.00
Analysis of four major areas of constitutional rights and liberties political freedom, equal protection of the laws, and due process with particular attention to their impact on such problems as political protest, discrimination, school segregation, students rights and the relationship between government and religion.

POLT 520 - Justice and the Political Community
Credits: 4.00
Origin of the idea of justice; relationship between politics, justice, and morality; selections from Plato, Aristotle, Roman, Islamic, and Christian political philosophers.

POLT 521 - Rights and the Political Community
Credits: 4.00
Human rights and the quality of communities as expressed in Hobbes, Locke, Mandeville, Rousseau, and others.

POLT 522 - Dissent and the Political Community
Credits: 4.00
Current political ideologies and controversies in America and abroad; liberal democracy and its critics since the 19th century.

POLT 523 - American Political Thought
Credits: 4.00
Introduces the student to the key questions about politics and government asked and answered by American thinkers and actors, as well as the ways in which those "answers" have shaped our institutions and political processes. Emphasizes the idea of property. Writing intensive.

POLT 524 - Politics and Literature
Credits: 4.00
Classical and contemporary works of literature to illustrate perennial issues in political philosophy; among authors studied are Aristophanes, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Melville, Tolstoy, and Sartre.

POLT 524W - Politics and Literature
Credits: 4.00
Classical and contemporary works of literature to illustrate perennial issues in political philosophy; among authors studied are Aristophanes, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Melville, Tolstoy, and Sartre. Writing intensive.

POLT 525 - Multicultural Theory
Credits: 4.00
Issues of concern generated from an attention to and appreciation of our diverse cultural identities. As a theory course in political framework, we approach multiculturalism as a new attempt to respond to the challenges that difference poses in democratic theory.

POLT 543 - The Politics of Costa Rica
Credits: 4.00
While the rest of the Central American region has struggled to overcome authoritarian legacies, Costa Rica has been a trailblazer on the path to democracy. The successful establishment of democratic political institutions and political culture have been coupled with other innovations including the abolition of the military, investments in human capital, and eco-friendly economic development. This course is designed to explore the many facets of Costa Rican exceptionalism onsite in Costa Rica during the J term. Special fee.

POLT 544 - Pathways to Democracy
Credits: 4.00
Parting from analysis of the Third Wave of worldwide democratization in the 1980s and 1990s, focuses on understanding how and why these regime changes came about, the ongoing trials of democratic consolidation faced by many of these nations, and movement toward democracy by some of the world's remaining authoritarian regimes. Writing intensive.

POLT 545 - People and Politics in Asia
Credits: 4.00
Surveys the contemporary politics of nations and peoples of East Asia within the framework of their modern histories and societies. Emphasizes China and Japan, and introduces the evolving political systems of Taiwan, North and South Korea, Hong Kong/Macao. Companion course to POLT 546, but either may be taken separately. Writing intensive.

POLT 546 - Wealth and Politics in Asia
Credits: 4.00
Different paths to modernization, industrialization, and development in nations of the Asia-Pacific Rim. In-depth examinations of the challenges faced by Japan, China, Hong Kong/Macao, Taiwan and the Koreas in their search for the correct path to economic growth and prosperity, with special emphasis on each nation's distinct society and history. Companion course to POLT 545, but either may be taken separately. Writing intensive.

POLT 550 - Comparative Government and Society
Credits: 4.00
Concepts for comparing modern political systems, such as ideologies, institutions, social movements, and various forms of states, from democracies to authoritarian regimes. Illustrates concepts with examples from Western-style democracies, former communist regimes, and the developing world.

POLT 552 - Contemporary European Politics
Credits: 4.00
Politics and governments in Western Europe, with attention to both basic characteristics of political life in different countries and current issues of politics. Writing intensive.

POLT 553 - Politics in the Developing World
Credits: 4.00
Considers patterns of political and economic development in the context of globalization. Part one addresses why much of the world has not kept pace with the industrialized democracies; part two addresses nation-building and development efforts, with case studies from Central Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

POLT 554 - Latin American Politics
Credits: 4.00
Examines region-wide transitions from state-led to neo-liberal economic strategies in the 1980s and 1990s and from authoritarian to democratic political systems. Considers the results of these ongoing political and economic changes in several case study nations and the broader impacts of increased globalization and economic integration of the Americas. Writing intensive.

POLT 555 - Politics in Russia
Credits: 4.00
Develops an understanding of politics in the Russian Federation. Surveys the political history of Russia from 1900 until the collapse of the Communist Party and the dissolution of the USSR. Focuses on the development of the Federation's institutions, with emphasis on the Presidency and the Parliament, federalism, the role of the people, transformation toward a market economy, and the Federation's status as a democracy.

POLT 555W - Politics in Russia
Credits: 4.00
Develops an understanding of politics in the Russian Federation. Surveys the political history of Russia from 1900 until the collapse of the Communist Party and the dissolution of the USSR. Focuses on the development of the Federation's institutions, with emphasis on the Presidency and the Parliament, federalism, the role of the people, transformation toward a market economy, and the Federation's status as a democracy. Writing intensive.

POLT #556 - Politics in China
Credits: 4.00
Dynamics of China's domestic political and economic policy processes-from massive starvation of the Great Leap Forward and the ideological upheavals of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to the "Opening of China to the Outside World." Writing intensive.

POLT 557 - Politics in Italy
Credits: 4.00
Develops an understanding of the politics and political development of Italy, with an emphasis on the political system which emerged after WWII and the transformation of the 1990's.

POLT 558 - Government and Politics of Canada
Credits: 4.00
Cultural background of party competition, role of ideology, structure of government, and contemporary issues in Canadian political system. Writing intensive.

POLT 559 - Comparative Politics of the Middle East
Credits: 4.00
Examines the dynamics of political and economic change in states and societies of the Middle East. Covers state formation, nationalism and colonialism, authoritarianism and opposition movements, and the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

POLT 560 - World Politics
Credits: 4.00
Examines the structures, processes and issues that shape contemporary international relations. Topics include: the rise and fall of the nation-state system and its current prospects, national and international security in the post Cold War era, problems of the international political economy, international conflict resolution, human rights, and global environmental politics. Writing intensive.

POLT 561 - Introduction to International Political Economy
Credits: 4.00
Designed for students with little or no knowledge of economics; the course develops the relationships between political and economic policy and behavior in international affairs. A major focus is on the conflict between the primary values of the international economic system (efficiency and growth) and other societal and political values. Among the topics are: international trade and finance, economic and non-economic globalization, growth and human development, illicit trade, and economic governance.

POLT 562 - Strategy and National Security Policy
Credits: 4.00
Provides an overview of U.S. national security. Examines the nature of security, evolution of strategy, and the history of the United States┬┐ approach to its national security. Focuses on the policy and decision-making processes, the use of force in international affairs, and the capabilities of the U.S. military. Concludes with treatment of specific issues, including the current American security environment state and non-state threats, contemporary military strategy, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, peacekeeping, coercive diplomacy, alliances, and conflict management and resolution. Writing intensive.

POLT 565 - United States/Latin American Relations
Credits: 4.00
Contemporary political, economic, and social relations between the U.S. and Latin America. Topics include the pattern of U.S. response to political change in Latin America, regional cooperation, debt, trade investment, the drug trade, immigration, rising interdependence, and prospects for economic integration.

POLT 567 - Politics of Global Resources
Credits: 4.00
International politics from the perspective of the exhaustibility of global resources and the expansion of global demand. Concentrates on issues including population, food, energy, the environment, security, and human rights. Global interdependence and the appearance of new institutional frameworks of global public policy making. Writing intensive.

POLT 568 - Introduction to Intelligence
Credits: 4.00
The purpose and practice of intelligence in the national security process. Concentration on the role of intelligence in the United States involving the C.I.A., military intelligence agencies, and the practice of intelligence in other countries.

POLT 568W - Introduction to Intelligence
Credits: 4.00
The purpose and practice of intelligence in the national security process. Concentration on the role of intelligence in the United States involving the C.I.A., military intelligence agencies, and the practice of intelligence in other countries. Writing intensive.

POLT 569 - The Rise of China
Credits: 4.00
Analysis of China's struggle for political and economic power in Asia and the world. Examines the legacy of China's historical encounters with the outside world, interactions with the international system since 1949, domestic determinants of foreign political and economic policies, and theories of decision making. Writing intensive

POLT 580 - Selected Topics Am Politics
Credits: 4.00
Special topics such as politics and public affairs in New Hampshire, women in politics, and civil liberties. Not offered every semester. See departmental listings for semester offerings. Writing intnesive. 4 cr.

POLT 584 - Selected Topics in Political Thought
Credits: 4.00
Special Issues in political theory, such as liberalism and conservatism, radical political thought, the American character, and others. Not offered every semester. See departmental listings for semester offerings. Writing intensive. 4 cr.

POLT 588 - Selected Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 4.00
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POLT 592 - Selected Topics Intl Politics
Credits: 4.00
Examines specialized issues in international politics. Topics may include ethnic conflict, non-proliferations and global security, economic and political globalization, etc. Not offered every semester. See department listings for semester offerings. Writing Intensive. 4 crs.

POLT 592B - The Global Information Grid's Disruptive Impact on Government, Politics, and Society
Credits: 4.00
Disruptive networking technologies, collectively called the Global Information Grid or GIG, are facilitating revolutionary changes in government, politics, and society. The course is designed to provide students with a framework for understanding and addressing issues that spring from the application of technology.

POLT 595 - Strategies for Poltical Inquiry
Credits: 4.00
An introduction to empirical research methods in political science, both qualitative and quantitative. Students study all aspects of the research process, including hypothesis-building; concepts and variables; measurement; research design; sampling; and empirical observations. Special attention paid to the use of statistical software.

POLT 602A - Internship
Credits: 4.00
Field experience in a governmental or nongovernmental organization at the local, state, national, or international level. Arrangements must be made through the political science department. Open to juniors and seniors with at least a 3.2 G.P.A. Permission of the undergraduate curriculum committee of the department is required prior to the internship.

POLT 602B - Washington Center Internship
Credits: 4.00
A four-credit independent study designed to work in conjunction with the University's Washington Center Internship program. Requirements: major in Political Science. Junior or senior research component to be discussed with faculty sponsor. For details on the Washington Center Internship, please contact Paula DiNardo, Coordinator National Student Exchange and Washington Center Internships, 114 Hood House, 603-862-3485 (V/TTY 862-2607), email: paula.dinardo@unh.edu. Prereq: POLT 402.

POLT 602C - Concord Internship Program
Credits: 12.00
Provides students with field experience in state government in Concord (State Senate, House of Representatives, Office of the Governor, etc.). Students will spend three days weekly in Concord and attend a weekly practicum in Durham. Open to junior and seniors with a 3.2 or better G.P.A. Applications accepted in the fall semester and can be found on department's website. Permission required. Students may sign up any four (4) credit course along with 602C for a total of 16 credits. Cr/F.

POLT 602D - Internship
Credits: 2.00 to 12.00
Field experience in governmental or nongovernmental organization at the local, state, national, or international level. Arrangements must be made through the political science department. Open to juniors and seniors with at least 3.2 G.P.A. Permission from the undergraduate curriculum committee of the department is required. From 2 to 12 credits maybe taken. Cr/F.

POLT 695 - Independent Study
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
Designed to meet special interests of students and instructors in exploring issues in political science. Upon satisfying eligibility requirements set forth by departmental guidelines (in departmental office and on the Web), students must have the approval of a faculty sponsor. Students submit the form and all supporting evidence by mid-semester prior to the planned semester of independent study for departmental approval. Does not meet the major's four field-course requirement; maximum of eight (8) credits can be counted toward the non-field major requirements. Prereq: at least one upper-level course in field of independent study.

POLT 696 - Independent Study
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
Designed to meet special interests of students and instructors in exploring issues in political science. Upon satisfying eligibility requirements set forth by departmental guidelines (in departmental office and on the Web), students must have the approval of a faculty sponsor. Students submit the form and all supporting evidence by mid-semester prior to the planned semester of independent study for departmental approval. Does not meet the major's four field-course requirement; maximum of eight (8) credits can be counted toward the non-field major requirements. Prereq: at least one upper-level course in field of independent study.

POLT 701 - Courts and Public Policy
Credits: 4.00
Impact of judicial decisions on public policy and influences on judicial decision making at the federal, state, and local levels. Writing intensive.

POLT 706 - State and Local Government
Credits: 4.00
Advanced study of powers, politics, political cultures, and constitutional settings of American state and local government. Writing intensive.

POLT 711 - Public Opinion and Survey Research
Credits: 4.00
Examines the role of public opinion in democracy. Research, design, implementation and analysis of a public opinion survey.

POLT #721 - Feminist Political Theory
Credits: 4.00
Explores various strands of feminist political theory; taking a specifically political view of the challenges of feminist activism and philosophy. Addresses issues of the public space, power, social transformation, and democracy. Writing intensive.

POLT 725 - Politics and Literature
Credits: 4.00
Seminar: Advanced work in exploring classical and contemporary works of literature to illustrate perennial issues in political philosophy. Writing intensive.

POLT 740 - States and Societies in the Middle East
Credits: 4.00
Exploration of changing relationships between states and societies in the Middle East and North Africa from WWI to the present. Analyzes the creation of states and markets, the origins of authoritarian and democratic rule, the politics of environment and development, and the evolution of Islamist movements. Country and case studies vary. Previous coursework in comparative politics (POLT 540-559) or history strongly recommended. Writing intensive.

POLT #750 - Politics of Poverty
Credits: 4.00
Examines economic development to understand causes of international inequality in the distribution of wealth.

POLT 751 - Comparative Environmental Politics and Policy
Credits: 4.00
Environmental politics and policy across national boundaries and at different levels of governance. Comparison of the U.S. and European Union environmental policies to build a foundation for comparisons across national boundaries and sub-national authorities. Students improve their understanding of how and why comparative methods are used to gain insight into politics and policymaking. Central concepts and debates addressed include the roles of expertise, sustainability, precautionary principle, the use of market mechanisms in policy, environmental justice, policy devolution and flexibility, environmental performance assessment, NGO roles, activism, and social movements. A range of theoretical approaches and historical and contemporary events and case studies, evaluating the claims and explanatory power of various concepts and theories. Includes ethical issues emerging from the theory and practice of environmental politics. Writing intensive.

POLT 760 - Theories of International Relations
Credits: 4.00
Theoretical approaches of international politics, international organization and international political economy with particular emphasis on systems theories, domestic determinants of foreign policy and theories of decision making. Writing intensive.

POLT #762 - International Political Economy
Credits: 4.00
The evolution of international economic regimes (monetary, trade, development). Particular emphasis on theoretical approaches to explain current economic problems: systematic theories (interdependence, hegemonic stability); domestic determinants (bureaucratic, interest group); and decision-making theories (rational choice). Writing intensive.

POLT 778 - International Organization
Credits: 4.00
Various forms of cooperation among nations on security, economic, environmental and social issues through international organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, the World Trade Organization, and other global and regional bodies. Examines the role and influence of non-governmental international organizations. Writing intensive.

POLT 780 - International Environmental Politics, Policy and Law
Credits: 4.00
Explores international/global environmental politics and policymaking, multilateral negotiations, the role of science and technology in policymaking, state capacity, the making of international law, implementation, and compliance. Other issues include climate change, marine pollution, long-range air pollution, United States leadership in the global political arena, North-South divisions in global politics, environmental justice, sustainable development, and the role of the United Nations and other international organizations. Writing intensive.

POLT 795 - Advanced Study
Credits: 4.00
Senior POLT majors, with a cumulative average of 3.20 or greater, may undertake advanced study (political science), in an area of their choice, in consultation with member(s) of the faculty. Normally, the result of the project is a significant written product of a quality comparable to that done at the 700 course level. Student must initiate the project discussion and obtain approval of the undergraduate curriculum committee of the department before undertaking the project. Writing intensive.

POLT 796 - Advanced Study
Credits: 4.00
Senior POLT majors, with a cumulative average of 3.20 or greater, may undertake advanced study (political science), in an area of their choice, in consultation with member(s) of the faculty. Normally, the result of the project is a significant written product of a quality comparable to that done at the 700 course level. Student must initiate the project discussion and obtain approval of the undergraduate curriculum committee of the department before undertaking the project. Writing intensive.

POLT 797B - Seminar in American Politics
Credits: 4.00
Advanced analysis and individual research. Prereq: senior standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 797C - Seminar in Comparative Politics
Credits: 4.00
Advanced analysis focusing on government and politics in foreign nations or regions. Areas of interest may include: constitutional structures, political parties and interest groups, legislatures, bureaucracy and public policy. Topics address such concerns as religion and politics, patterns of economic development, ethnic strife, political leadership. Prereq: senior standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 797E - Seminar in International Politics
Credits: 4.00
Advanced analysis focusing on problems of theory and contemporary issues in international politics. Areas of interest may include: democratic norms in international relations, NATO expansion and European security, the peace process in the Middle East, etc. See department listings for semester offerings. Prereq: senior standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 797F - Seminar in Public Administration
Credits: 4.00
Advanced analysis and individual research, including opportunities for direct observation of governmental administration. Prereq: senior standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 797I - Seminar in Political Thought
Credits: 4.00
Advanced treatment and individual research. Prereq: senior or graduate standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 798B - Seminar in American Politics
Credits: 4.00
Advanced analysis and individual research. Prereq: senior standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 798C - Seminar in Comparative Politics
Credits: 4.00
Advanced analysis focusing on government and politics in foreign nations or regions. Areas of interest may include constitutional structures, political parties and interest groups, legislatures, bureaucracy and public policy. Topics address such concerns as religion and politics, patterns of economic development, ethnic strife, political leadership. Prereq: senior standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 798E - Seminar in International Politics
Credits: 4.00
Advanced analysis focusing on problems of theory and contemporary issues in international politics. Areas of interest may include democratic norms in international relations; NATO and European security; the peace process in the Middle East; etc. See department listings for semester offerings. Prereq: senior standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 798F - Seminar in Public Administration
Credits: 4.00
Advanced analysis and individual research, including opportunities for direct observation of governmental administration. Prereq: senior standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 798I - Seminar in Political Thought
Credits: 4.00
Advanced treatment and individual research. Prereq: senior or graduate standing. Writing intensive.

POLT 799 - Honors Thesis
Credits: 4.00
Senior POLT honors-in-major students (see department for honors-in-major requirements), with a cumulative average of 3.20 or greater, may undertake a special honors project in an area of their choice. The results of this special project is a significant written product constituting an honors thesis, under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. Students must initiate the project discussion and obtain approval of the undergraduate curriculum committee before undertaking the project. The honors thesis constitutes the tenth course in the major. Writing intensive.