POL365 Western Political Philosophy I (3)
An in-depth study of the foundational works of classical political philosophy.
POL366 Western Political Philosophy II (3)
An in-depth study of the major modern political philosophers and their thought from Machiavelli through the social
contract theorists to Marx.
POL393 Introduction to Political Research (3)
A basic introduction to the appropriate methods, procedures, and sources for political research and writing.
POL492 Senior Seminar in Political Studies (3)
Capstone course for senior students in political studies, emphasizing summary integration of a biblical worldview within
the context of political studies, review of contemporary emphases in the discipline, and summary reinforcement and
assessment of student learning.
POL325 Political Parties & Elections (3)
American political parties: their history, structure, operation, and their impact on the American electoral process.
POL333 The Presidency (3)
A study of the presidency and various schools of thought concerning the president’s role and powers. Particular
attention is paid to the constitutional presidency view vs. the modern presidency view.
POL334 Congress (3)
A study of the United States Congress; its members, functions, and procedures; and its relationship with other elements
of the governmental system and processes.
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.
Same as BCW455.
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.