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POL336 Political Communication (3)

A study of the various media and their impact on politics. Particular emphasis on television, political cartoons, and


Same as C336

POL353 U.S. Diplomatic History (3)

A survey of U.S. foreign relations events, policies, and policy-makers from the colonial era to the present. Geopolitics

since WWII receives extra emphasis to facilitate an understanding of the context for contemporary international


Same as H353

POL489 Internship (15)

Opportunity to spend a semester in Washington, D.C., with the American Studies Program. Seminars on selected topics

and field experience working in a professional environment. Requires application to the American Studies Program.


POL455 Christian Political Thought (3)

A study of major Catholic and Protestant political ideas from Augustine and Aquinas through the Reformers. Analysis

stresses comparison of each with Scripture.

POL464 Machiavelli (3)

An in-depth study of the political philosophy and influence of Niccolo Machiavelli, including detailed analysis of




Discourses on Livy.

POL466 The Federalist Papers (3)

An in-depth study of the seminal work of American political thought,

The Federalist Papers.

POL473 American Political Thought I (3)

A study of important American political ideas from the Puritans through the Founding period.

POL474 American Political Thought II (3)

A study of important American political ideas from the Jeffersonian era to the present.


POL423 The Judicial Process (3)

An examination of the dynamics of the national judicial system, with emphasis on the Supreme Court as a working

institution, the politics of selecting judges, external influences on the courts, internal procedures of decision-making,

and relations with other political institutions.

POL424 Law & Public Policy (3)

An examination of American political culture and its dynamics through selected current issues in law with an emphasis

on their effect on policy formation and implementation.

POL435 Introduction to Constitutional Law (3)

General principles of federal and state constitutional law, powers of the national government, and federal-state relations.

A study of the leading decisions of the United States Supreme Court.

POL445 The Church as a Legal Institution (3)

A survey of statutory and case law related to the institution of the church, its members, and leaders. Includes church

discipline and the law, church finances and the law, the first amendment and the church, and more.

POL446 The Supreme Court & the Bill of Rights (3)

An in-depth study of the evolution of the Bill of Rights and its effect upon individual rights and federal and state law