Political Science (PO)

PO211  American National Government  (3 Credits)  

Course materials present politics as a value allocation process constrained by the institutions and processes of American government. Major topics include the institutions of the federal government, civil liberties and civil rights, and elections. Particular focus is directed toward specific issues and problems at the discretion of the instructor and as the electoral and political cycles warrant. Course credit may be applied to the American Studies minor.

PO221  State & Local Government in America  (3 Credits)  

This course examines politics at the state and local level, with a focus on New Jersey. The course covers general problems of federalism and specific issues drawn from a variety of topics including, but not limited to, law enforcement, taxation, local development/land use and local election campaigns. Course credit may be applied to the American Studies minor.

PO390  Special Topics in Political Science  (3 Credits)  

An advanced course designed to examine a particular topic through selected readings, lectures, class activities and student research.