POL326 Introduction to American Politics

A general overview of the important fields of study and seminal works in American politics.

U.S. Constitutional History - POL343

A broad survey of U.S. Constitutional history beginning with the influences of English Common Law and colonial constitutional practices to the present Roberts Court. Case law will be integrated within the historical contexts so that students will understand the interrelatedness between American history and jurisprudence.

The Christian & Politics - POL354

A biblical approach to Christian citizenship and activity. Emphasis on general and specific scriptural principles and their application to contemporary issues, including an introduction to various viewpoints.

POL365-366 Western Political Philosophy I & II

POL365 Western Political Philosophy:  An in-depth study of the foundational works of classical political philosophy: Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics and Nicomachean Ethics.

POL366 Western Political Philosophy II: 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

A basic introduction to the appropriate methods, procedures, and sources for political research and writing.

POL492 Senior Seminar in Political Studies

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.