UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Political Science

 

 

Date:

 

 

Course Revision #1

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

POL 3502sf. Variable Topics in Comparative Politics: Government and Politics of Europe.(SS;4.0 cr;QP—1100;SP-1101 or #; not offered 2000-2001 2001-2002)

Analysis of major government systems of Europe, including Great Britain, the former Soviet Union or C.I.S., and Eastern Europe, France, and Germany with emphasis on how different institutions, structure, and culture result in different types of public policy. The comparative study of contemporary government and politics in Europe with special attention to the influence of economic, cultural, and other factors upon their formation. Comparative analysis of parties, bureaucracy, legislatures, and executives and of the way in which they reflect and contribute to the political life of the European peoples.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

We have introduced a new course in Russian politics, which necessitated a change in the course description.

Change semester offered.

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #2

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

POL 1101f. Introduction to Political Science.(E/CR;4.0 cr)

Scope and methods of study of forces and interests in politics, nature of the state and government, forms of government, electoral and party systems in the world, basic concepts of political science. Development, structure, and operation of the modern state with emphasis on totalitarian government and democratic government. Overview of political science. Origins and development of politics and government. Survey of contemporary political institutions and behavior. Major perennial questions are investigated at length and in depth. Critical thinking and class discussion provide the focus of the course.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The new course description provides a more precise description of the way the course is taught with current faculty.

Course Revision #3

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Pol 3201f. Legislative Process. (SS; 4 cr; QP–1200, 1300; SP–1201, 2101 or #; not offered 2000-2001)

The internal organization of Congress, with emphasis on how rules and organizational changes affect the policy process.

Topics include the evolution of the modern Congress, the committee system, the role of party leadership, and competing

theories of congressional organization. In addition, comparisons/contrasts are drawn from other legislatures in democracies around the world.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete prerequisite. Pol 2101 no longer offered.

Delete year not offered, offered every year.

Course Revision #4

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Pol 3211s. The American Presidency. (SS; 4 cr;QP–1200, 1300; SP–1201, 2101 or #; not offered 2000-2001 2002-2003)

Traces the development of the American presidency over time. Major theories of presidential behavior and success are examined, as well as the literature on presidential popularity and executive/congressional relations.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete prerequisite. Pol 2101 no longer offered.

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #5

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3221f. Judicial Politics. (SS; 4 cr; QP–1200, 1300;SP–1201, 2101 or #; not offered 1999-2000 2002-2003)

Role of judges, police, attorneys, and interest groups within the political system, with analysis focusing on each as political actors. Areas of discretion in the legal system. Extra-legal predictors of judicial decision making and certiorari voting.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete prerequisite. Pol 2101 no longer offered.

Change year not offered.

 

 

Course Revision #6

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3241fs. Political Parties and Interest Groups. (SS; 4cr; QP–1200,1300; SP–1201, 2101 or #; not offered 2000-2001 2001-2002)

Organization, operation, and development of political parties and interest groups in the United States.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete prerequisite. Pol 2101 no longer offered.

Change semester offered.

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #7

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3251f. Political Participation and Voting Behavior. (SS; 4 cr; QP–1200, 1300; SP–1201, 2101 or #; not

offered 1999-2000 2001-2002)

This course provides a broad overview of factors influencing the political behavior of groups and individuals both within and outside institutions. Particular emphasis is placed on examining issues such as voter turnout, economic influences on voting patterns, and social movement mobilization.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete prerequisite. Pol 2101 no longer offered.

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #8

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3263fs. Political Psychology. (SS; 4 cr;QP–1200, 1300; SP–1201, 2101; Psy 1051 or #

recommended; not offered 1999-2000 2002-2003)

Examines the utility of concepts from personality and social psychology for conducting political analysis and

understanding political behavior. Explores the role of the individual, group processes, and the political context in political decision making by both leaders and nonleaders.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete prerequisite. Pol 2101 no longer offered.

Change semester offered.

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #9

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3264s. American Political Culture. (Hist; 4 cr;QP–1200, 1300; SP–1201, 2101 or #; not offered

1999-2000 2001-2002)

A survey of the ideas shaping the U.S. political system and Americans' political behavior. Examinesthe ways that U.S. political culture has shaped institutional development, policy outcomes, and the everyday political experiences within the political system.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete prerequisite. Pol 2101 no longer offered.

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #10

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3264Hs. Honors: American Political Culture. (Hist; 4 cr; QP–1200, 1300; SP–1201, 2101 or #, #

for students not in Honors Program; not offered 1999-2000 2001-2002)

Same as Pol 3264. A survey of the ideas shaping the U.S. political system and Americans' political behavior. Examines the ways that U.S. political culture has shaped institutional development, policy outcomes, and the everyday political experiences within the political system.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete prerequisite. Pol 2101 no longer offered.

Change year not offered.

 

 

Course Revision #11

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3101f. Political Science Analysis.(SS;4.0 cr; QP-Pol 1300, Math 1150 or Math 3605; SP-Math 1601 or Math 2601 or #;

SS; not offered 1999-2000 2001-2002)

Techniques commonly used in the systematic study of politics. Topics include the use of multivariate regression in political science, the assumptions of the linear model, regression diagnostics, and appropriate corrections. Optional topics

include logistic regression, time series analysis, factor analysis, survey methodology, and/or game theory.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #12

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3262sf. Variable Topics in American Politics: Minorities and Public Policy.

(HDiv; 4 cr; QP–1200; SP–1201 or #; not offered2000-2001)

Analysis of the ways race, ethnicity, and other factors shape political engagement; their implications for public policy and the policy process.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester course is offered.

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #13

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3451sf. Variable Topics in International Relations:Comparative Foreign Policy. (IP; 4 cr;QP–1400; SP–1401 or #; not offered 2000-2001)

Comparative examinations of foreign policies of selected countries, i.e., the United States, China, and Russia (the Soviet Union). The rise and fall of the Cold War; the triangular relationship between Washington, Beijing, and Moscow; Russia's new foreign policy; and U.S. foreign and security policy in the post-Cold War era.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester course is offered.

Delete year not offered, offered every year.

Course Revision #14

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3401sf U.S. Foreign Policy. (SS; 4 cr; QP–1400;SP–1401 or #; not offered 1999-2000 2002-2003)

Institutions and processes of American foreign policy. Major factors to be considered and levels of analysis that allow for the examination and dissection of foreign policy decisions. Case study analysis, e.g., Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Iran/Contra-gate.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester course is offered.

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #15

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Pol 3301fs Contemporary Political Ideologies. (Hum; 4cr; QP–1100; SP–1101 or #; not offered 2000- 2001)

Major currents of political theory from Marx to present: Marxism, socialism, syndicalism, anarchism, fascism, political ideologies of antidemocratic thought, and totalitarian regimes.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester course is offered.

Delete year not offered, offered every year.

 

Regular Approval Process:

Forms RC must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

 

 

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

 

 

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (Course revisions become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval, unless specifically requested otherwise in the Rationales.)