1 Political Science Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 224 PO Box 15036, Flagstaff, AZ Faculty Earl Shaw, Department Chair; Earl Backman, Gary Buckley, David Camacho, Geeta Chowdhry, Dan Cothran, Sheryl Lutjens, Don Mansfield, Glenn Phelps, Robert Poirier, Larry Preston, Leonard Ritt, Michael Sanera, Zachary Smith, Fred Solop, Mary Ann Steger, Christine Sylvester, Stephen Wright Introduction The objectives of our political science and international affairs programs are: to provide you w ith a knowledge of the theory, principles, and practice of government and politics at the national and international levels and a knowledge of the analytic tools in each discipline to prepare you for occupations in government, political parties, interest groups, policy institutes, teaching, and law to promote liberal education by fostering habits of critical study, clarity of thought, and diligence of research Political Science Degrees Offered You may pursue the following degrees in political science and international affairs: B.S. in political science B.A. in political science B.A. in international affairs extended B.S. in political science extended B.A. in political science Please be aware that we will not count a grade of D for major credit in political science or international affairs. Although we don't require that you retake a required course in which you earn a D. you must complete 39 hours in any of the political science majors or 54 hours in the international affairs major with a grade of C or better in order to graduate. B.S. in Political Science To earn this degree, you must complete the four components described in the following paragraphs. This degree requires a minor, although you may elect to complete a merged or dual major instead of a minor. Minor (or merged/dual major) Total 39 hours hours 43 hours hours 125* hours *Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check all course descriptions to find out. You must complete the following 39 hours for this major: a 15-hour political science core: POS , and 351 or
2 Academic Programs a 3-hour statistics cognate: POS 303, PSY 230, or STA hours from one emphasis area (see the following paragraphs) 6 hours from an emphasis other than the chosen 15-hour emphasis listed above You may select courses from the following emphasis areas: American politics: POS , 314, 315, 356, 412,413,414, 416, 445, 446, 447, 459, 550, and 552 comparative and international politics: POS 351 or , 355, 360, 361, 362, 368, 380, , , 480, and 552 political thought and public law: POS or 352, 354, 355, 404, 410, 445, 446, 447, 550. and 552 public administration: POS 241, , 326, 327, 368, 404, 410, 421, and 552 Minor You may choose any minor of 18 to 24 hours that is described in this catalog, or you may complete a merged or dual major instead. Contact your adviser for more information. See the General Academic Requirements chapter of this catalog for information about the 43 hours of liberal studies credit that we require. Take the remaining hours from any areas you choose. B.A. in Political Science All requirements are the same as for the B.S. degree listed previously, except you must also demonstrate, through coursework or a placement examination, a four-semester, college-level proficiency in a foreign language. (You may take the required foreign language courses as part of your minor, electives, or liberal studies hours.) B.A. in International Affairs This degree requires 54 hours of coursework from political science and related fields. No minor is required. Total 54 hours 43 hours 28 hours 125* hours *Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check all course descriptions to find out. You must complete 54 hours in the following four components: required core (18 hours): POS 110 and 120, GGR 370, ANT 301. ECO 483 or 486, and a statistics course (POS 303, STA 270 or PSY 230) political science component: 15 hours selected from POS 354, , 368, , 462, 470, , 480, 482, 483, and 552 elective component: 15 hours selected from the following courses, with no more than 6 hours in any one subject category: HIS 250, , , 343, 344, 360, , 424, 451, 480, 482, 492. and 493; ECO 284, 285, and 486; ANT , 303, 307. and 323; HUM , and 382; REL , 331, 341, 351, and 360; and GGR 240, 241, and hours of foreign language at the 300 or 400 level (Prerequisite language courses at the 100 or 200 levels may be used to fulfill part of the liberal studies requirements.) These requirements are described in detail in the General Academic Requirements chapter of this catalog. Take the remaining 28 hours from any areas you choose. Extended B.S. in Political Science All requirements are the same as for the B.S. in political science, except you must also complete an additional 18 hours from the courses listed below for your chosen emphasis: American politics: ECO 284, 285, 356, and 445; HIS 291, 292, 393, 394, 411, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494 and 495; GGR 346 and 371; and SOC 210 and 314 comparative and international politics: ECO 284, 285, 483, and 486; HIS 344, 424, 451, 480, 492, and 493; and GGR 240, 241, 370, and 477 political thought and public law: PHI 240, 241, and 357; HIS 200, 411, 490, 491, 494, 495, and 496; SOC 201, 340, and 440; SW 320; CJ 210, 250, and 380; and COM
3 public administration: an additional 18 to 21 hours (to be chosen with the assistance and approval of your adviser) in either public resources management or administrative skills, as follows: public resources management emphasis: If you are particularly interested in substantive areas of management with a basic survey of the resources to be managed in those fields and an appreciation of the particular problems they represent, you may wish to choose this emphasis. Examples of such resources include cultural resources (courses from ANT, ART, GGR, HIS, HUM, MUS, PL, SC). natural resources (BIO, ENV, FOR, GGR, GLG), or recreation resources (GGR, RLS, FN, HEP, PE, PL, PSY, SOC). Within these 18 to 21 hours, you can take no more than 9 hours from any one discipline. administrative skills emphasis: This program provides further training in specific skills important in the process of public management. For this emphasis, you take 18 to 21 hours of courses from ACC, CIS, ECO, MAT, and other skill areas. Extended B.A. in Political Science All requirements are the same as for the extended B.S. in political science, except you must also demonstrate, through coursework or a placement examination, a four-semester, college-level proficiency in a foreign language. (You may take the required foreign language courses as part of your electives or liberal studies hours.) We strongly recommend the extended B.A. degree for majors emphasizing comparative and international politics. Minor Offered Political Science For the minor in political science, you must complete 21 hours, including: POS 110, 120, 201, 224, and 351 or 352 an additional 2 courses (6 hours) from one of the political science emphases listed under the B.S. in political science Be aware that some of the courses required for your minor may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check all course descriptions to find out. Departmental Honors Program If you are majoring in political science or international affairs and wish to challenge yourself in ways beyond those offered by the regular curriculum, you may be interested in our honors program. If you are selected to participate in this program, you will embark upon an individualized program of learning that emphasizes intensive reading, the development of critical and analytical skills, and the opportunity to engage in extensive one-to-one interaction with our faculty. The program culminates with your developing, writing, and presenting a significant research project. If you complete all requirements for departmental honors, you will be awarded honors in political science on your diploma and transcript. Consult with our department for details about admission and specific curriculum. Pre-Law If you are a pre-law student who plans to major in international affairs, social science, or political science, we offer advice and coursework to help you attain the necessary knowledge and skills. Consult with the designated departmental pre-law adviser for more information. (See the heading Pre-Law Program in the Interdisciplinary and Other Special Programs section of this chapter as well.) If you are a political science major, we recommend the political thought and public law track, although other coherent programs can be developed to meet your individual needs. Programs with Other Departments We also offer a merged major with journalism: see the Journalism section of this chapter for more information. If you are interested in an environmental management emphasis in the environmental sciences extended major, see the Environmental Sciences section of this chapter for details. Finally, you can select a dual or merged major combining a political science major with another field of study selected with your adviser's approval. Political Science Courses (POS) Political Science Additional Programs NAU's Department of Political Science also offers you opportunities in our honors program, the pre-law Program, and programs with other departments. Some courses may not be offered every semester. Check with the department and the current Class Schedule for information about when specific courses are offered. POS 110 American Politics (3). A basic introduction to American national government; constitutional foundations. the structures of government, courts, Congress, the 279
4 Academic Programs 280 presidency, interest groups, political parties, and major political issues facing the American people. This course satisfies teacher certification for teachers in Arizona for federal constitution only. POS 120 World Politics (3). Study of the international system, its actors, and their capabilities; ends and means of foreign policy; international tension, conflict, and cooperation. POS 201 Introduction to Politics (3). Issues in contemporary political analysis, human values, and political goals; how governments differ and change; how nations influence one another. POS 220 Federal and Arizona Constitution (3). A basic course in the national and Arizona government designed to meet the requirements for teacher certification. Not available for credit to political science majors or minors or for liberal studies credit. POS 224 Government Administration (3). Principles in the field of public administration; organization theory and bureaucracy, administrative dynamics, personnel administration, the regulatory process; fiscal and budgetary mechanics, the politics-administration dichotomy; defining the public interest. POS 241 State and Local Politics (3). The politics and administration of state and local government in the United States; problems, structures, and services. This course satisfies teacher certification requirements for teachers in Arizona for Arizona constitution only. POS 303 Social Science Research (3). Basic techniques of research design, data collection and analysis; contemporary methodologies such as survey design; computer applications. Prerequisite: POS 201. POS 310 Intergovernmental Relations (3). Relationships between federal, state, and local governments; ways in which each level shapes policy and shares power and responsibility. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 314 Political Participation (3). Examination of theory and practice of political participation in the United States. Topics include elections, grassroots campaigns, protests, social movements. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 315 The American Presidency (3). Survey of the American presidency, including its historical development and current characteristics and functions; examination of the executive bureaucracy. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 325 Public Personnel Administration (3). Theories and practices of public personnel management, from recruitment and selection to retirement, including motivation, evaluation, promotion, career development, organizations and negotiation, grievances and termination. POS 326 Public Organization Theory (3). Dynamics of decision making in modern, complex organizations including the structure of bureaucratic organization, incremental and rational approaches to decision making, the influence of bureaucratic routines, and various strategies for increasing organizational effectiveness. POS 327 Government Budgeting (3). The organization, techniques, and politics of budget preparation; legislative appropriation and control systems in budget execution. POS 351 Classical and Medieval Political Thought (3). The ideas of classical and medieval political philosophy. The natural law conception of politics is studied by examining selected philosophers' views of authority, justice, obligation, democracy, and other political issues. Prerequisite: POS 201 POS 352 Modern Political Thought (3). The origins and development of modern political ideas as expressed by major political theorists. Topics include freedom, natural rights, individualism, representation, and liberal democracy. Prerequisite: POS 201. POS 354 Contemporary Political Ideologies (3). Political ideas and belief systems, such as liberalism, conservatism, marxism, communism, fascism, and nazism. POS 355 Women, Power, and Politics (3). Study of gender, politics, and power from historical, theoretical, comparative, and public policy perspectives. Specific topics will vary. POS 356 Race, Power, and Politics (3). Study of power from the perspective of race politics in the United States. Historical, economic, social, and public policy analyses complement the political analysis. POS 360 Comparative Politics (3). Comparative analysis of selected foreign governments: democratic, totalitarian, and those in the process of developing. Prerequisite: POS 120. POS 361 Politics of Developing Nations (3). An investigation into the political dynamics of nations undergoing rapid social change and economic development. Focus is on problems endemic to the nations of Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. POS 362 West European Politics (3). Structures and behavior of governmental institutions and political processes in selected countries of Western Europe; the significance of European community. Prerequisite: POS 120. POS 368 Comparative Public Administration (3). Comparisons of administrative phenomena and the study of public administration within nations other than the United States. Emphasis on Germany, Great Britain, France, Japan, and Russia. Prerequisite: POS 120 or POS 224. POS 380 International Politics (3). Analysis of international political relations; a survey of the major issues of world affairs, with a search for political solutions. POS 404 Administrative Law (3). Legal environment of public administration, including federal regulatory procedures and detailed examination of Administrative Procedure Act. POS 410 Environmental Law (3). Role of law in environmental management. Discussion of major federal regulatory actions through examination of legal cases. POS 412 Political Sociology (3). Sociological analysis of the political order relating political behavior to social contexts and social structure.
5 POS 413 Political Parties and Pressure Groups (3). The nature and functions of political parties; their role in nominations, elections, and the development of public policy; the nature and functions of interest groups; the role of individual party members. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 414 Public Opinion (3). The formation, distribution, and content of public opinion in the United States and its relationship to behavior in the political process. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 416 Legislative Process (3). A survey of American legislatures at the federal and state level including both structural and behavioral aspects of the legislative process. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 421 Public Policy (3). Examination of specific substantive policies, to be selected by the instructor. May include economics, crime, poverty, welfare, health, education, agriculture, environment, and other policy areas. POS 445 Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers and Federalism (3). Inquiry into the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution concerning the powers of the Court. Congress, and President. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 446 Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties and Rights (3). An examination of Supreme Court decisions relating to the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 447 Judicial Behavior (3). A study of the role of courts in the political system. Special emphasis on the legal, philosophical, and political factors influencing judicial decision making. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 459 Environmental Politics (3). Historical and contemporary aspects of environmental problems as reflected in society, politics, and business. Prerequisite: POS 110. POS 461 Russian Politics (3). Structures and behavior of governmental institutions and political processes in Russia. POS 462 Latin American Politics (3). Government institutions, political processes, and development problems of the Latin American states. POS 470 Asian Politics (3). Cultural and historical backgrounds; traditional patterns in conflict with modernization; present forms of government. Prerequisite: POS 120. POS 472 Politics of the Middle East (3). An overview of the historical, cultural, and political patterns in Middle Eastern countries w ith special attention to the internal political dynamics of selected nations, regional political tensions, and the foreign policies of the region. POS 474 African Politics (3). Survey of contemporary African political development. POS 480 International Organization and Law (3). Examination of global and regional organizations with emphasis on their legal and political contribution to world order. POS 482 American Foreign Policy (3). Structure and functions of American foreign policy machinery; problems facing American foreign policy and prospects for their solution. POS 483 National Security Policy (3). Problems and issues of the organization and control of the defense establishment of the United States. POS 484 International Terrorism (3). An overview of contemporary aspects of terrorism with emphasis on case studies, controversies surrounding its use, and its impact on political entities. POS 498 Senior Seminar (3). A capstone course that integrates international and domestic political concepts and theories. Instructor approval required. Graduate Courses POS 550 American Political Thought (3). POS 552 Political Economy (3). POS 599 Contemporary Developments (1-3). POS 600 Scope and Methods of Political Science (3). POS 601 Quantitative Research Techniques in Political Science and History (3). POS 603 Special Topics in Political Science (3). POS 610 American Politics (3). POS 612 Political Behavior (3). POS 620 State. Local, and Intergovernmental Politics (3). POS 645 American Constitutional Development (3). POS 651 Political Thought (3). POS 670 Comparative Politics (3). POS 671 Policy Formation and Adoption (3). POS 672 Political Development (3). POS 673 Bureaucracy and Policy Implementation (3). POS 674 Latin American Politics (3). POS 675 Political Decision Making (3). POS 680 International Politics (3). POS 682 Comparative Foreign Policies (3). POS 685 Graduate Research (1-6). POS 697 Independent Study (1-3). POS 698 Graduate Seminar (3). POS 699 Thesis (1-6). POS 795:796 Internship in College Teaching (1:1). POS 799 Dissertation (1-6). Public Administration Graduate Courses (PA) PA 599 Contemporary Developments (1-3). PA 601 Research Methods for Public Administration (3). Political Science 281
6 Academic Programs PA 602 Public Policy Analysis (3). PA 604 Administrative Law and Process (3). PA 608 Fieldwork Experience (1-12). PA 622 Survey of Health Services Administration (3). PA 627 Ethics and Values in Public Administration (3). PA 641 Elements of Public Administration (3). PA 642 Human Resources Administration (3). PA 643 Public Administration Process (3). PA 644 Public Financial Planning (3). PA 645 Public Sector Labor Relations (3). PA 648 Comparative Public Administration and Policy (3). PA 649 Political Control of Public Agencies (3). PA 651 Tribal Law and Government (3). PA 659 Environmental Policy (3). PA 681 Theory and Practice of Public Administration (3). PA 685 Graduate Research (1-6). PA 697 Independent Study (1-3). PA 698 Graduate Seminar (3). PA 699 Thesis (1-6). 282