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History & Political Science Dept Courses

GO:200
Course Credits: 3

This course studies the physical, political and economic aspects of the geography of three major regions of the world.

HI:110
Course Credits: 3

This course will examine the development of the Western World from 1500 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction between European culture and the culture of Africa, Latin...

HI:200
Course Credits: 3

A thematic survey of the political, economic, cultural development of American civilization from its inception to the present time. Themes will include the colonial experience, the development...

HI:210
Course Credits: 3

Prehistoric and contemporary primitive society; implications for advanced societies.

HI:310
Course Credits: 3

An examination of the emergence of the American nation, from the colonial experience through the revolutionary period and the early national period. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental...

HI:311
Course Credits: 3

This course traces the growth of the United States during the 19th century. Major themes to be explored include expansion, slavery and sectionalism, reconstruction, industrialism, and...

HI:312
Course Credits: 3

Examines the development of the United States into a world superpower, focusing on the reforms of the New Deal, New Frontier/Great Society and the Civil Rights Movement. Also considered is the...

HI:318
Course Credits: 3

Examines the history of Ohio from pre-colonial times to the present. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

HI:320
Course Credits: 3

This course explores the development of the European world between 500 BCE and 1000 CE. The development of the classical ancient world and its subsequent collapse is examined, followed by the...

HI:321
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the reawakening of Europe beginning with the Renaissance, followed by the Age of Discovery, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution,...

HI:322
Course Credits: 3

Explores the “long century” of European history following the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the eve of World War I. New themes in European thinking are examined, along with the...

HI:325
Course Credits: 3

An examination of the end of the Balance of Power system and the devastating effects of the two world wars on Europe’s place in the world. Beginning with the origins of World War I through...

HI:330
Course Credits: 3

Examines African history from earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries; the ancient African civilizations, the impact of Europe, the colonial era and the...

HI:332
Course Credits: 3

An investigation into the transition of Japan from a feudal, agrarian society dominated by a military dictatorship to a modern, western-style nation and the world's second leading economic...

HI:333
Course Credits: 3

This course examines Middle Eastern history from the time of Muhammad to the present, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries: the origins and spread of Islam, the rise and fall of the...

HI:334
Course Credits: 3

Focuses on the struggle to remake Chinese society in light of the effects of western imperialism on China. Traditional China is examined briefly, then the course focuses on China’s...

HI:336
Course Credits: 3

An overview of the development of Latin America from the arrival of the indigenous population to the present day. The focus will be on the diversified culture of the region, its role within the...

HI:401
Course Credits: 3

An exploration of the development of historiography as represented in the works of the world’s great historians from ancient times to the present. Consideration will be given to methods of...

HI:411
Course Credits: 3

An investigation of the role of Black Americans in the history of the United States through the years of slavery, the transition from servitude to freedom and the struggle to acquire equal...

HI:421
Course Credits: 3

A consideration of key issues and events which led to the Holocaust, 1939-1945, the World War II era. The course examines the history of Europe between the world wars, focusing on Jews, Gentiles...

HI:450
Course Credits: 3

This course explores research methodology and allows the students to develop a research project based on their interests and needs. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of history and senior standing.

HI:495
Course Credits: 3

HI/PO:315
Course Credits: 3

This course includes a study of the origins and development of the American constitutional system, focusing on Supreme Court decisions through a case study approach to the politics of judicial...

HI/PO:410
Course Credits: 3

An examination of the evolution of American foreign policy from isolationism to the assumption of international responsibilities. Special attention will be paid to the increasing role of the...

HI/WS:301
Course Credits: 3

A course aimed at exploring how women have shaped and are shaping their own lives and the world. It begins with an overview of the role of women in Western culture since Paleolithic times. Then...

IP:150
Course Credits: 3

An overview of the scope, elements and history of intelligence activities, with special emphasis on the American experience. Particular attention is paid to the role of intelligence in a...

IP:250
Course Credits: 3

An integrated lecture and applications course that will develop basic skills in writing for intelligence, analysis, presentation and technology. Prerequisite: IP 150.

IP:253
Course Credits: 3

An introduction into the fundamentals of effective intelligence writing and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the variety of forms of intelligence writing, briefing styles, evaluation of...

IP:350
Course Credits: 3

An examination of the origins of terrorism and its evolution in order to develop an understanding of the roots, development, and impact of contemporary worldwide terrorism, especially in the...

IP:351
Course Credits: 3

Explores the actionable information needs of modern business for competitive intelligence and business analysis with an emphasis on practical exercises and the use of open sources. Prerequisite...

IP:352
Course Credits: 3

An examination of the tools and some of the financial background used by accountants and others in identifying financial fraud. Included is the examination of various types of records (bank,...

IP:353
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to the process of national security decision-making in the United States with a special emphasis on the role of intelligence in formulating policy. Included is an historical...

IP:452
Course Credits: 3

This course is divided into three parallel tracks that will cover strategic theory, the practice of strategic intelligence, and the application of those principles to a "real life"...

IP:455
Course Credits: 3

A continuation of the introductory course, which strives to develop enhanced skill levels, research processes and analytical products. Prerequisites: IP 150, IP 250, IP 253, junior standing.

PO:111
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the American political system with emphasis on the fundamental principles, ideas, institutions and processes of modern government.

PO:131
Course Credits: 3

Overview of the criminal justice system that discusses the historical development and operations of the contemporary justice system in the United States, with an emphasis on emerging trends in...

PO:210
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the the institutions, processes and intergovernmental relations at a state and local level. Particular attention will be paid to contemporary issues and problems of state...

PO:220
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the field of political science through an introduction to the major ideas and concepts of political thought. Topics covered include: western political theory from pre-...

PO:235
Course Credits: 3

An introduction into the history of crime, the sociology of criminal law, the operation of the criminal justice system, focusing on the roles of the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and...

PO:311
Course Credits: 3

This course examines one of the subfields of political science: comparative political analysis. Various political systems are studied including: European, Asian and African governmental systems...

PO:312
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the basic factors which motivate nations in their contact with one another, including the modern state system, nationalism and militarism. Problems are discussed arising...

PO:313
Course Credits: 3

This course examines public policy and the policy making process at all levels of government. Emphasis is on the roles of various participants in the executive and legislative branches as well...

PO:317
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the structure and function of the executive and legislative branches of American government. Emphasis is placed on conflict that arises between the President and Congress as...

PO:325
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the the field of public administration. It introduces the student to public service through current administrative theories and their application to public bureaucracies....

PO:331
Course Credits: 3

An overview and examination of the functions, operations, and decision-making processes of the American court system. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

PO:332
Course Credits: 3

An investigation and evaluation of the growth of legal relationships between the individual and government with special attention paid to the problems of law enforcement, including the...

PO:333
Course Credits: 3

An examination of the role behavior and life of the line officer within the police subculture and in modern society. Among the topics presented are the influence of coercive power, subcultural...

PO:334
Course Credits: 3

An examination of the correctional institution, including the history of penology, structure and organization, personnel, and inmate social world within American prisons. Also studied are the...

PO:340
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the development, structure, and function of political parties and interest groups in the United States. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

PO:345
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the relationships between the press, news media and political decision-makers. Emphasis is on the impact the media has on government and society. Prerequisite: sophomore or...

PO:350
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the research process through the logic of social science inquiry and contemporary techniques of analysis. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

PO:411
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the evolution of international law and its role in international relations. The historical development of systems of international law will be traced and major facets of...

PO:430
Course Credits: 3

An examination of the historical and contemporary efforts to control or prevent crime. Major policies, programs, and strategies will be reviewed and critically analyzed. An emphasis will be...

PO:432
Course Credits: 3

An examination of ethical behavior that will provide criminal justice students with the relevant decision-making skills that will enhance the practitioner’s duty performance as well as the...

PO:450
Course Credits: 3

This course examines research methodology and allows the students to develop a research project based on their interests and needs. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of political science and senior...

PO:495
Course Credits: 3
PO:499
Course Credits: 3

Overview of the criminal justice system that discusses the historical development and operations of the contemporary justice system in the United States, with an emphasis on emerging trends in...

PO/HI:315
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the judicial branch of the federal government and the interpretation of the Constitution by the Supreme Court. This course utilizes a case study approach through landmark...

PO/HI:410
Course Credits: 3

This course examines the evolution of American foreign policy from isolationism to the assumption of international responsibilities. Special attention will be paid to the increasing role of the...