Political Science

POLS-120: The American Presidency, Credits = 5
A historical and analytical examination of the Executive Branch of the United States government. Primary areas of emphasis include: leadership styles of each President, evolutionary changes in the power of the office, and the consequences of each on the country. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both HIST 120 and POLS 120. Formerly PSCI 120.

POLS-204: Constitutional Law, Credits = 5
Examination of the United States Constitution and amendments. Special attention is given to the effects of constitutional principles on civil society and the criminal justice system. Topics include: Historical overview, legal principles, due process, rights & liberties, and practical applications within the criminal justice system. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSCI 204.

POLS-211: U.S. in World Affairs I, Credits = 5
Examination of American involvement in international affairs. Study includes this country's foreign policy actions as a world power, with special attention given to both the policy makers and critics of our nations position on significant international issues from the colonial period to the beginning of the 20th Century. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both POLS 211 and HIST 211. Formerly PSCI 211.

POLS-212: U.S. in World Affairs II, Credits = 5
Examination of American involvement in international affairs since 1898. Study includes this countrys foreign policy actions as a world power, with special attention given to both the policy makers and critics of our nations position on significant international issues from the Spanish-American War to the present. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both POLS 212 and HIST 212. Formerly PSCI 212.

POLS-215: Honors Seminar: Presidential Indiscretions, Credits = 2
An examination of Presidential actions and behaviors that look beyond traditional histories. Students will examine public perceptions and reactions to the actions of those in the office of the President. Formerly PSCI 215.

POLS-222: Agricultural and Water Policy, Credits = 5
This course covers goals, methods, and results of government programs and policies in the agriculture and natural resource industries. This includes the study of international trade policies, domestic farm policies, food safety and quality issues, resource issues and how these affect agribusiness, locally, nationally and internationally. The course will also cover western water policy with an emphasis on Washington State water policy, water rights and how these policies affect natural resources and agribusiness. Recommended: One quarter economics. Student may not earn credit for both POLS 222 and AGRI 222. Formerly PSCI 222.