campus wide alert

Course Descriptions

 


Administration of Justice Courses

1901 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 hours)
An introduction to the history, structure, functions and philosophy of the American criminal justice system.

2100 SELECTED TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3 hours)
A study of a topic of particular interest within the discipline. Topic is announced at registration.

2200 CRIMINAL LAW (3 hours)
A study of the history, evolution, principles and contemporary applications of criminal law, including substantive law, classifications of crimes, elements of crimes, matters of criminal responsibility.

2300 CORRECTIONS (3 hours)
A study of the history, major philosophies, components and current practices, and problems in the field of corrections, including alternatives to incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control.

2400 LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS (3 hours)
A study of the fundamentals of law enforcement operations.

3100 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS (3 hours)
A study of the fundamentals of the investigative processes.


History Courses

1112 THE EMERGING WESTERN WORLD (3 hours)
A study of the evolution of ideas and institutions which shaped western civilization from prehistory through the Renaissance.

1113 THE MODERN WESTERN WORLD (3 hours)
A study of the evolution of ideas and institutions from the Reformation to the Twenty-First Century.

1114 THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD (3 hours)
A survey of the history of the world from 1900 to the present, with emphasis on the interaction of western and non-western civilizations.

1201 SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY I (3 hours)
A survey of the political, constitutional, economic, and intellectual development of the United States from the Colonial period to 1877.

1202 SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY II (3 hours)
A survey of the political, constitutional, economic, and intellectual development of the United States from 1877 to the present.

1300 ANCIENT EASTERN CIVILIZATIONS (3 hours)
A study of pre-colonial India, China, and Japan from 3000 B.C. to the 19th Century A.D.

1310 AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY (3 hours)
A study of the evolution of Africa from prehistory to the present.

1400 TOPICS IN NON-WESTERN HISTORY (3 hours)
An investigation of a selected topic in the development of the non-Western world.

2100 TOPICS IN HISTORY (3 hours)
An investigation of a selected topic or period in history.

2150 MODERN CHINA (3 hours)
A study of the history of China from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, with emphasis on the period of communist rule.

2200 HISTORY OF BRITAIN (3 hours)
A survey of the history of Britain from its prehistoric origins to the present, emphasizing its cultural, religious, and legal traditions. (Offered in alternate years).

2250 HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA (3 hours)
A survey of the development of Russia in the modern era with particular emphasis on the Soviet and post-Soviet periods.

2300 AMERICAN BUSINESS HISTORY (3 hours)
A comprehensive survey of the major developments in American business from colonial to contemporary times, with special emphasis given entrepreneurial success patterns.

2301 ANCIENT POLITICAL THEORY (3 hours)
A critical analysis of the basic political writings of selected modern authors important to the development of western civilization, e.g., Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine and St. Thomas. (Same as PHIL 2060 and POLS 2300).

2310 MODERN POLITICAL THEORY (3 hours)
A critical analysis of the basic political writings of selected modern authors important to the development of western civilization and political thought, e.g., Machiavelli, Bodin, Hobbes, Harrington, Locke and Rousseau. (Same as POLS 2310).

2400 NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY (3 hours)
A study of the history of North Carolina from the founding of the colony to the present.

2545 AMERICA SINCE 1945 (3 hours)
A study of the political, economic, and social development of the United States since the end of World War II to the present, with particular attention given to the Cold War era, the modern civil rights movement, and the impact of globalization on the United States.

3000 HISTORIOGRAPHY (3 hours)
An examination of the methodological and philosophical concerns of history as these have been viewed by historians from Herodotus to Braudel. Same as PHIL 3060.

3100 ADVANCED TOPICS IN HISTORY (3 hours)
An investigation of a selected topic or period in history. Prerequisite: permission of Instructor.

3210 MYTHOLOGY AND FINE ARTS (3 hours)
A study of Greco-Roman mythology and the fine arts from prehistory to the present.

3220 ANCIENT GREECE (3 hours)
A study of ancient Greece from prehistory through the Hellenistic era.

3230 ANCIENT ROME (3 hours)
A study of ancient Rome from prehistory through the Fall.

3240 THE RENAISSANCE (3 hours)
A study of the European Renaissance, 1300-1600

3250 HISTORY OF MODERN GERMANY (3 hours)
A study of the history of Germany since 1815, with particular attention to political and economic developments. Prerequisite: HIST 1113.

3260 WAR AND PEACE (3 hours)
A study of the history of war and peace from prehistory to the present.

3300 AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY (3 hours)
A survey of American foreign policy from our national beginnings to the present with concentration on diplomatic relations since 1900.

3310 COLONIAL AMERICA (3 hours)
A comparative survey of the different cultural groups that contributed to the establishment of British North America as well as colonial developments from economic and political points of view. Prerequisite: HIST 1201.

3320 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (3 hours)
A thorough and multifaceted examination of the causes, conflicts, and resolutions of the war and the Reconstruction period.

3329 HIGHWAY 29 (3 hours)
An inquiry into the "on the road" theme of American history, particularly aimed at examining the legacy of Jeffersonism in the quotidian character of the roadside. Prerequisite: HIST 1201 and 1202 (Offered in alternate years).

3360 THE SOUTH (3 hours)
A study of the American South, its history, its culture, its attitudes, and its traditions. (Offered in alternate years).

3500 THE VIETNAM WAR (3 hours)
A study of the causes, course, and effects of the Vietnam War in the context of recent world and American history.

3525 AMERICAN CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS (3 hours)
A study of the eras of slavery, emancipation and the Reconstruction era, segregation, and the Jim Crow era, and the 20th Century civil rights movement in the United States, with a focus on the political, legal, and social dimensions. Same as POLS 3525.

4101 SEMINAR (3 hours)
Reading, discussion, independent research, and written reports on a topic selected by the department. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing and 12 hours of History.

4201 PRACTICUM (1-6 hours)
An individual program designed to provide training and experience in such areas as archival organization and management, editing, historical preservation and restoration, and museology.

4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the staff.


Politics Courses

[Rotation Schedule for Politics Courses]

1100 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE (3 hours)
An introduction to the political theories, political institutions, political behavior, and operations and policies of the national government of the United States.

1101 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICS (3 hours)
An introduction to the theories, institutions, political behavior, and operations of the national government of the United States. (Typically offered every semester.)

1105 INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3 hours)
An introduction to comparative political methodology and a study of cross-national political processes, functions, and institutions of modern and developing political systems. (Typically offered every fall semester.)

2110 ELEMENTARY TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (NON-WESTERN) (3 hours)
Topics selected by the department focusing on specialized interests within the discipline and with an emphasis on non-Western themes.

2111 ELEMENTARY TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (1-3 hours) Topics selected by the department focusing on specialized interests within the discipline and interests of department majors and non-majors with little or no background in political science.

2200 STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS (3 hours)
An overview of the theories, institutions, political behavior, and operations of state and local government in the United States, with a focus on national-state-local relations and public policies at the state and local level. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered in spring semesters.)

2210 INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (3 hours)
An examination of international and transnational politics and the basic elements of the international political system, to include the concepts of war, peace, power, alliances, and diplomacy.

2300 ANCIENT POLITICAL THEORY (3 hours)
A critical analysis of the basic political writings of selected modern authors important to the development of western civilization, e.g., Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine and St. Thomas. (Same as PHIL 2060 and HIST 2301) (Typically offered fall semester of odd-numbered years.)

2310 MODERN POLITICAL THEORY (3 hours)
A critical analysis of the basic political writings of selected modern authors important to the development of western civilization and political thought, e.g., Machiavelli, Bodin, Hobbes, Harrington, Locke and Rousseau. (Same as HIST 2310) (Typically offered fall semester of even-numbered years.)

3101 ADVANCED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (3 hours)
Topics selected by the department focusing on specialized interests within the discipline and interests of department majors.

3110 POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS (3 hours)
An analysis of the roles played by political parties and interst groups, with a focus on the organization, electoral activities, and influence on public policies. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Offered in spring semester of even-numbered years)

3115 U.S. CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS (3 hours)
An analysis of campaigns and elections within the American political system, including a study of modern day campaign organizations and strategies at the national, state, and local levels, electoral behavior by the voters, and the role and impact of the media on campaigns and elections. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered fall semester of even-numbered years)

3150 SOUTHERN POLITICS (3 hours) A comparative study of the politics of the modern South since World War 11, with a focus on the evolution from a one-party dominated region to a competitive two-party region and the effects on the national political environment, the impact of the modern civil rights movement on Southern politics, and analyses of Southern political identification and behavior in electoral politics. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered fall semesters of odd-numbered years.)

3300 LEGISLATIVE POLITICS (3 hours)
An analysis of the U.S. Congress, with a focus on legislative organization and powers, the law making process, relations with other branches of government, the electoral process as it relates to the legislature, and the legislature's influence on public policy. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered fall semester of even-numbered years.)

3310 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS (3 hours)
An analysis of the role of the Presidency, with a focus on executive organization and powers, relations with other branches of government, the electoral process as it relates to the presidency, and the executive branch’s influence on public policy. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered spring semester of odd-numbered years.)

3320 BUREAUCRATIC POLITICS (3 hours)
A study of public administration and the bureaucracy in the American governing system, with a focus on the bureaucratic powers and responsibilities, interactions between the political branches and the bureaucracy, staffing and funding the bureaucracy, and government operations and management. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Offered in spring semester of even-numbered years)

3330 JUDICIAL PROCESSES (3 hours)
An analysis of the structure and functions of federal and state courts as they relate to the operation of the American political system with an emphasis on the role of judges, juries, police and other actors in the adjudication process. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered in fall semester of odd-numbered yearrs.)

3500 POLITICS & PUBLIC POLICY (3 hours)
An examination of the public policy process in the United States, with a focus on the development, enactment, and implementation of public policy through governmental institutions. Topics will include substantive policy areas (e.g., education, social welfare, environmental, and other policy topcis). Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Offered in spring semester of odd-numbered years)

3510 U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: POWERS & FEDERALISM (3 hours)
A study of constitutional law as developed by the U.S. Supreme Court and its political impact on national and state governments and U.S. citizens, with a focus on questions of federalism, separation of governmental powers, economic regulation, and civil and political rights. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered in fall semester of odd-numbered years.)

3520 U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CIVIL LIBERTIES & RIGHTS (3 hours)
A study of the constitutional law as developed by the U.S. Supreme Court, with an emphasis on the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment and a focus on freedoms of speech, religion, the media, and civil rights. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered in fall semester of even-numbered years.)

3525 AMERICAN CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS (3 hours)
A study of the eras of slavery, emancipation and the Reconstruction era, segregation, and the Jim Crow era, and the 20th Century civil rights movement in the United States, with a focus on the political, legal, and social dimensions. Same as POLS 3525.

3530 INTERNATIONAL LAW (3 hours)
A study of sources, schools of thought, major cases and applications of public international law, focusing on the laws of war, diplomacy, the sea, space, and nationality. Prerequisite: POLS 2210.

3540 POLITICAL ECONOMY (3 hours)
An analysis of the relationships between politics and economics, exploring how political institutions, the political environment, and economic systems influence each other. Topics include the development of U.S. capitalism, the U.S. federal fiscal and monetary policy processes, and the development of globalization. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Offered in alternate years)

3550 U.S. FOREIGN POLICY (3 hours)
A critical analysis of American global security interests and contemporary decision making by elements of the government responsible for foreign policy. Prerequisite: POLS 1101. (Typically offered in spring semester of even-numbered years)

4201 PRACTICUM IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (3-12 hours)
A supervised application of theory to practice in a functional area related to Political Science.

4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the staff.