Practical experience in a legislative office. Policy research. Readings in legislative process.
Month: October 2017
PS 311 United States Congress
Principles, procedures and problems of the legislative process of the United States Congress.
PS 297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction
Analysis of retention of African elements in African-American oral, written, and material culture. Social, cultural, and political issues regarding race, self-definition, and self-determination in both Africa and North America will be examined.
PS 277 Africa: An Introductory Survey
African society and culture, polity and economy in multidisciplinary perspectives from prehistory and ancient kingdoms through the colonial period to contemporary developments, including modern nationalism, economic development and changing social structure.
PS 274 Political Choice and Strategy
An introduction to decision analysis, strategic interaction, and voting systems and their manipulation. Examines a wide range of institutions for making social choices and the opportunities for the exercise of political strategy.
PS 270 Understanding Political Numbers
How numbers and statistics are used in electoral strategies, political debates and legal proceedings. Presents basic tools of analysis and how to use them.
PS 260 Latin America: An Introduction
Latin American culture and society from an interdisciplinary perspective; historical developments from pre-Columbian times to the present; political movements; economic problems; social change; ecology in tropical Latin America; legal systems; literature and the arts; cultural …
PS 255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations
Multidisciplinary and historical perspectives on the East Asian civilizations of China, Japan, Korea, Tibet and Mongolia from prehistory to the present, including developments in philosophy, economy, governance, social structure, kinship, geography, etc.
PS 252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period
Contemporary India society as a joint product of the classical heritage and world-wide movements toward nationalism; social and economic development.
PS 254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey
Comprehensive interdisciplinary survey of East European culture, society, politics, and literature from its beginnings to the present day.