Political Science (POLI)


1000

POLI 1001 Fundamental Issues of Politics (3 credits)
F,S,Su Central questions at issue in politics; their significance.
POLI 1002 [Not Offered] HONORS: FUND ISSUES (3.0 credits)

2000

POLI 2001 [Not Offered] Analyzing Politics and Public Policy (3 credits)
Techniques of analysis, logic of empirical research, and the use of simulation.
POLI 2030 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (3.0 credits)
POLI 2051 American Government (3 credits)
F,S,Su An honors course, POLI 2052, is also available. Principles, structures, processes, and functions; emphasis on national government.
POLI 2052 HONORS: American Government (3 credits)
Same as POLI 2051, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.
POLI 2053 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)
F,S,Su Survey of politics in democratic, post-communist, and developing societies; emphasis on major actors and institutions.
POLI 2056 [Not Offered] Government of Louisiana (3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. State and local government and politics in Louisiana.
POLI 2057 Introduction to International Politics (3 credits)
F,S Basic principles, problems, and concepts of international politics; evolution and nature of the nation-state; concepts of sovereignty, power, and national interest; patterns of conflict and cooperation; foreign policies of the major powers.
POLI 2060 Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits)
F,S Basic concepts of analysis of normative and empirical political thought.
POLI 2070 Public Policy Making: An Introduction (3 credits)
S Sequential process of policy making from problem identification through policy formulation, adoption, implementation, and evaluation of impact; application to such areas as civil rights, welfare, urban affairs, taxation, and government spending.

3000

POLI 3000 HONORS: Thesis (3 credits)
Culmination of political science honors program; details available from department.
POLI 3001 [Not Offered] APPROACHES POLITICS (3.0 credits)
POLI 3809 HONORS: Seminar (3 credits)
Students not enrolled in the honors program may be admitted with consent of the instructor. Subject matter and instructor vary. Details available from the department during registration.
POLI 3896 HONORS: Readings Course (1-3 credits)
Same as POLI 4996, 4997, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.
POLI 3897 [Not Offered] HONORS: Readings Course (1-3 credits)
Same as POLI 4996, 4997, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.
POLI 3901 Undergraduate Internship in Political Science (1-6 credits)
F,S Open to undergraduate students approved by the Department of Political Science. May be counted toward the total number of hours required for a major in political science but not toward fulfilling field requirements. Program of study, research, and work in governmental or private agencies concerned with public policy.
POLI 3909 [Not Offered] Contemporary Political Issues (3 credits)
For undergraduate political science or other social sciences majors having a 2.70 overall average; also open to well-qualified students in other fields, by consent of department. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course content depends on interests of instructor and class.

4000

POLI 4000 Special Topics in American Politics (3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of department. May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary.
POLI 4001 [Not Offered] Research Methods in Political Science (3 credits)
F, S, Su Basic components of the research process in political science, including design and structure of research, modes of observation, and techniques of analyzing data.
POLI 4011 [Not Offered] Bureaucracy, Politics, and Public Policy (3 credits)
S Prereq.: POLI 2051. Interrelationships between bureaucracy and politics in formulation and execution of public policy; forces and forms affecting these relationships.
POLI 4014 [Not Offered] Budgetary Process and Policy Making (3 credits)
Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. Budgeting by public agencies; impact of political actors, institutions, and processes on budgetary policies at the national, state, and local levels of government.
POLI 4015 [Not Offered] American State Politics and Policy Making (3 credits)
S Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. Politics and policy making in the American states; legal, cultural, socio-economic, political, and institutional factors affecting the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of American state public policies.
POLI 4017 [Not Offered] POL POVERTY POLICY (3.0 credits)
POLI 4018 [Not Offered] Urban Politics and Policy Making (3 credits)
F Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. Political problems in urban governance: the political environment of American cities, private sources of power, political machines and reform, crime and violence, service delivery, metropolitan fragmentation, and the consequences of growth and decay; public policy approaches to complex urban problems.
POLI 4020 American Constitutional Law (3 credits)
F Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. Law of the Constitution and place of the Supreme Court in the American political system; separation of powers, judicial review, federalism, and federal powers.
POLI 4021 The American Constitution and Civil Liberties (3 credits)
S Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. Political relevance of major federal constitutional limitations; property rights; First Amendment freedoms; rights of criminal defendants and ethnic minorities.
POLI 4022 [Not Offered] Jurisprudence (3 credits)
S Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. Legal philosophies of natural law, positivism, idealism, sociological jurisprudence, and legal realism; relationships of law, morals, and political order.
POLI 4023 [Not Offered] Judicial Politics (3 credits)
F Prereq.: POLI 2051. Political role of U.S. state and federal courts; organization, staffing, financing; judicial policy making; public perception of the judicial process.
POLI 4026 [Not Offered] Campaigns and Elections (3 credits)
Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. Examination of campaigns and elections in the U.S. political system at the national, state, and local levels.
POLI 4027 [Not Offered] Politics of Sexual Diversity (3 credits)
Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. The political meanings of sexual identity; evolution of lesbian and gay social movements and of political organizations that favor and oppose the expansion of gay rights; law, public opinion and policy-making regarding sexual diversity.
POLI 4028 [Not Offered] Gender and American Politics (3 credits)
Also offered as WGS 4028. The role of gender in the political arena in the United States.
POLI 4030 [Not Offered] Political Attitudes and Public Opinion (3 credits)
V Beliefs and attitudes among the mass public; emphasis on attitude formation and change.
POLI 4031 Political Parties in the United States (3 credits)
F Structure and function of political parties at local, state, and national levels; voting studies of presidential elections.
POLI 4032 [Not Offered] Interest Groups in Amer ican Politics (3 credits)
V Interest group politics; effect of voluntary organizations on political behavior.
POLI 4034 [Not Offered] Political Participation (3 credits)
V Voting behavior, conventional participation, and political protest and violence; political behavior and public policy.
POLI 4035 [Not Offered] The Legislative Process (3 credits)
F Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. Legislative politics; emphasis on the U.S. Congress; effect of party, constituency, and legislative institutions on legislative behavior and public policy; role of Congress in the American political system.
POLI 4036 The American Presidency (3 credits)
V Prereq.: POLI 2051 or equivalent. The presidency in the American political system; emphasis on process of presidential selection, evolving role of the president, politics of the executive apparatus of the presidency, and presidential interaction with other political institutions and actors.
POLI 4038 [Not Offered] Blacks and the American Political System (3 credits)
V Prereq.: POLI 2051. Interaction of blacks with the American political system since World War II; political resources available to blacks; responses of national institutions and leaders to black aspirations.
POLI 4039 Southern Politics (3 credits)
V Contemporary politics of the American South.
POLI 4040 Special Topics in International Relations (3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of department. May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary.
POLI 4041 International Law (3 credits)
V Prereq.: POLI 2057 or equivalent. Development of international law; law of peace, war, and neutrality; treaty law; recognition, war crimes, law enforcement, state responsibility, and diplomatic immunities under the United Nations.
POLI 4042 [Not Offered] International Organization (3 credits)
V Origins, development, and future of international organization; emphasis on the United Nations.
POLI 4043 American Foreign Policy (3 credits)
F �National interest�as guiding consideration in development of American foreign policy from the beginning to the present; importance of the constitutional framework; presidential and congressional leadership; pressure groups and public opinion; changing world environment and American response.
POLI 4044 [Not Offered] The Contemporary International System (3 credits)
V Prereq.: POLI 2057 or equivalent. Developments and trends in the international system since World War II; classical and modern versions of the balance of power; bipolarity, multipolarity, and other elements of systems theory; concept of deterrence and game theory; decision making theory; integration theory; conflict and conflict-resolution theory.
POLI 4045 [Not Offered] INTL TERRORISM (3.0 credits)
POLI 4046 International Political Economy (3 credits)
Prereq.: POLI 2057 or equivalent. Theories of international interdependence, dependence, and integration; politics of decision making on protectionism and international finance; role of multinational corporations in world political economy; North-South debate; economic issues and national security.
POLI 4047 [Not Offered] Political Psychology in International Relations (3 credits)
F,S,Su Cognitive personality and group psychology in international relations.
POLI 4048 International Conflict and Cooperation (3 credits)
F,S,Su Theories of international conflict, war, and conflict resolution.
POLI 4049 [Not Offered] Global Environmental Politics (3 credits)
F,S,Su Political and economic factors affecting the global environment.
POLI 4050 Globalization and Politics (3 credits)
Prereq.: POLI 2057 or equivalent. Overview of the concepts, theories, and empirical evidence associated with the emerging phenomenon known as globalization, with particular emphasis on its political, economic, and cultural dimensions.
POLI 4059 [Not Offered] International Politics of the Middle East (3 credits)
F International relations among Middle Eastern countries, with special emphasis on the Arab-Israeli conflict, international terrorism, and U.S. policy toward the region.
POLI 4060 Special Topics in Comparative Politics (3 credits)
F, S, Su Prereq.: consent of department. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 4061 [Not Offered] Comparative Politics of the Middle Eas t (3 credits)
S Government and politics of Middle Eastern countries, with special emphasis on political institutions and processes, the role of Islam, and women�s conditions.
POLI 4062 [Not Offered] Comparative Political Economy (3 credits)
Credit will not be given for both this course and POLI 7976. Cross-regional comparison on the interaction between politics and economics; topics include electoral business cycles, foreign trade, foreign investment, industrial policy, and the environment.
POLI 4063 Comparative Political Institutions (3 credits)
F,S,Su Credit will not be given for both this course and POLI 7972. Comparative analysis of political institutions; emphasis on constitutional design, electoral and party systems, legislatures and cabinets, and parliamentary and presidential structures.
POLI 4064 Comparative Politics of Developing Ar eas (3 credits)
V Problems of development confronted by contemporary states and societies of the Third World; emphasis on role of ethnic pluralism, political parties, bureaucracies, and the military.
POLI 4065 [Not Offered] Latin American Governments and Politics (3 credits)
F Governmental and political processes of Latin America; their contributions to modern government.
POLI 4067 [Not Offered] The Politics of Asia (3 credits)
F Governments and politics of modern Asia, with a focus on China; contemporary nationalism, political development, revolution, and impact of communism, democracy, and capitalism on Asian states.
POLI 4070 [Not Offered] Russian Politics and Government (3 credits)
Contemporary political institutions and policies of Russia; influence of internal forces, such as culture, ideology, and social structure; political economic, and social problems and policies.
POLI 4072 [Not Offered] Politics and Government of East Central Europe (3 credits)
F Political systems of the former communist states of Eastern Europe; domestic institutions and policies; legacies of communism; political parties and elections.
POLI 4074 Politics of the European Union (3 credits)
V The political, social, legal, and economic unification of Europe.
POLI 4075 [Not Offered] Politics of Western Europe (3 credits)
National political systems of Western Europe.
POLI 4076 [Not Offered] The Politics of France and Francophone Areas (3 credits)
The political development, institution, and culture of the French Republic and selected Francophone areas.
POLI 4077 [Not Offered] BRITISH POLITICS (3.0 credits)
POLI 4078 [Not Offered] African Government and Politics (3 credits)
F,S,Su Governmental and political processes of Africa; factors affecting governmental performance in modern Africa.
POLI 4079 State, Society, and Citizenship in Contemporary China (3 credits)
Political events in contemporary China; emphasis on the state and the citizen in the Reform Era.
POLI 4080 [Not Offered] American Political Thought (3 credits)
V Development of the American liberal-democratic tradition, and dissent to that tradition.
POLI 4081 History of Political Theory from Plato to More (3 credits)
F Ancient and medieval political thought.
POLI 4082 [Not Offered] History of Political Theory from Machiavelli to Nietzsche (3 credits)
S Early modern European political thought.
POLI 4090 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Political Theory (3 credits)
F,S,Su Prereq.: consent of department. May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary.
POLI 4096 [Not Offered] Contemporary Political Theory (3 credits)
S Political thought from Nietzsche to present.
POLI 4097 [Not Offered] Political Theology (3 credits)
Also offered as REL 4097. An exploration of the relationship between theology and politics, from the ancient Greeks and Hebrews to contemporary political theologians; emphasis on the Judeo-Christian tradition, but the political theology of other religious traditions, such as Islam, Hinduism, and Confucianism, may be included.
POLI 4098 [Not Offered] Politics and Ethics (3 credits)
Also offered as PHIL 4098. Ethical theory and its application to politics, domestic and international; ethical issues of public policy and conduct will be examined.
POLI 4234 Studies in Literature and Politics (3 credits)
See ENGL 4234.
POLI 4996 Readings Course (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of department. Honors courses, POLI 3896 and 3897, are also available. For junior, senior, and graduate students in the social sciences with a 3.00 average. Individual reading in a specified field of political science.
POLI 4997 Readings Course (1-3 credits)
Prereq.: consent of department. Honors courses, POLI 3896 and 3897, are also available. For junior, senior, and graduate students in the social sciences with a 3.00 average. Individual reading in a specified field of political science.

7000

POLI 7000 Professional Development (1 credits)
F Pass-fail grading. Political scientist as teacher, researcher, citizen.
POLI 7900 Seminar in American Politics (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7901 [Not Offered] Graduate Internship in Political Science (1-6 credits)
F,S Open only to graduate students approved by the Department of Political Science and accepted by a recognized internship program. May be counted toward total number of hours required in the MA program but not toward field requirements. Research and work in governmental or private agencies concerned with public policy.
POLI 7902 [Not Offered] Seminar in Public Policy (3 credits)
Also offered as PADM 7902.
POLI 7903 [Not Offered] Special Topics in American Politics (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7915 [Not Offered] Seminar in State Politics and Policy Making (3 credits)
POLI 7917 [Not Offered] Program Evaluation (3 credits)
See PADM 7917.
POLI 7918 [Not Offered] Seminar in Urban Politics and Policy Making (3 credits)
POLI 7920 [Not Offered] Seminar in Public Law (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7930 Seminar in Political Behavior (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7931 [Not Offered] Seminar in Political Par ties (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7935 [Not Offered] Seminar in Legis lative Politics (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7936 [Not Offered] Seminar in Executive Politics (3 credits)
POLI 7940 [Not Offered] Seminar in International Politics (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7941 Special Topics in International Politics (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7942 [Not Offered] Seminar in Political Psychology in International Relations (3 credits)
Advanced study of cognitive, personality, group, and identity psychology in international relations.
POLI 7943 [Not Offered] Seminar in the American Foreign Policy Process (3 credits)
POLI 7946 [Not Offered] Seminar in the Politics of International Economic Relations (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7947 [Not Offered] International Conflict (3 credits)
Democratic peace, international terrorism, civil war, diversionary war, and enduring rivalries, as well as current debates in the literature.
POLI 7961 Approaches to the Study of Politics (3 credits)
F
POLI 7962 Seminar in Research Design and Quantitative Techniques (3 credits)
S
POLI 7963 [Not Offered] Advanced Research Methods in Social Science (3 credits)
See SOCL 7203.
POLI 7964 Specialized Topics in Social Science Methods (2-3 credits)
See SOCL 7213.
POLI 7970 [Not Offered] Seminar in Comparative Politics (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7971 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Comparative Politics (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7972 [Not Offered] Seminar in Comparative Political Institutions (3 credits)
V Credit will not be given for both this course and POLI 4063. Advanced analysis of comparative political institutions, emphasis on constitutional design, electoral and party systems, legislatures and cabinets, and parliamentary and presidential structures.
POLI 7974 Seminar on the State and Society (3 credits)
Focus on relations between the state and society; effects of social structure and social change on politics and the factors affecting political regimes and state capacity.
POLI 7975 [Not Offered] Seminar in Comparative Political Behavior (3 credits)
V Focus on individual level political phenomena and the relations to political institutions and social systems; topics include political culture and socialization, participation and protest, revolution and regime support, voting and voting behavior.
POLI 7976 [Not Offered] Seminar in Comparative Political Economy (3 credits)
V Credit will not be given for both this course and POLI 4062. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Focus on the interaction between politics and economics; topics include models of development, economic performance, and the impact of global economic forces on regional and domestic politics.
POLI 7980 [Not Offered] Seminar in Amer ican Political Thought (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7981 [Not Offered] Seminar in Classical and Medieval Political Theory (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7982 [Not Offered] Seminar in Early Modern Political Theory (3 credits)
POLI 7984 [Not Offered] Seminar in Analytical and Empirical Political Theory (3 credits)
POLI 7990 [Not Offered] Political Theory: Interpretation and Analysis (3 credits)
POLI 7991 [Not Offered] Special Topics in Political Theory (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7995 Seminar in Contemporary Political Theory (3 credits)
V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7998 Readings Course (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.
POLI 7999 Readings Course (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

8000

POLI 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
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9000

POLI 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
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