POLS 310 Classical Political Thought 2 4 POLS 354 Comparative Political Parties 4. A comprehensive look at the foundations of Western political thought with particu A comparative approach to the structure and dynamics of political parties party. lar attention to the theories of Plato Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas systems and electoral law The course will consider parties and their impact on. the political process in the United States Europe and selected cases in other. POLS 311 Modern Political Thought Machiavelli to Obama 4. global areas, Examination of the major writings from Machiavelli to the present Emphasis on. original sources and development of student opinions on ideas discussed POLS 390 Special Topics 1 4. A seminar lecture series on a specific theme or topic presented by members of the. POLS 312 American Political Thought 4, department other SSU faculty and guest speakers May be audited or taken for. An examination of the development of American political ideas as reflected in the. credit May be repeated for credit with different topic. works and careers of representative writers and political leaders. POLS 391 Gender and Politics 4,POLS 313 Critical Theory Race and Gender 4. This course explores how gender is used to interpret American politics Major. Using race and gender as analytical tools we investigate how major authors in. works in the field are used to investigate the explanatory power of gender as an. the field deconstruct concepts such as rights democracy the autonomous. analytic category Specific topics include the Constitution elections the media. individual and freedom We will evaluate the central proposition of critical theory. social movements race sexuality and comparative issues How these aspects of. that these political principles have been used to disguise disparities in power. American politics affect and are affected by men and women will be addressed. and resources in this country The ultimate question students will answer is how. useful critical theory is in reevaluating our political values as we face an increas POLS 406 Interdisciplinary Seminar 1 4. ingly diverse and interdependent world,POLS 415 Explorations in Political Theory 3 4. POLS 315 Modern Political Ideologies 3 4 A seminar dealing with selected topics in political theory including contemporary. Examination of the major ideas of important theorists about the relationships theories of the political system the political novel revolutionary theorists and. among democracy capitalism and socialism A consideration of the actual socialist theory A different area of emphasis will be offered each year Consult. strengths and shortcomings of some of the current world s major political eco Schedule of Classes for current offering. nomic systems that attempt to put these ideas into practice Satisfies GE Area D5. Contemporary International Perspectives,POLS 420 American Political Development 4. The development of American Political institutions including the Congress the. POLS 320 State City and County Government 4 Presidency the Political Party System the Public Bureaucracy and Federalism. Study of the political structure and process at the state county and municipal over time from the early years of the republic to the present Emphasis will be. levels with emphasis on urban and regional problems The changing relationships upon explaining stability critical junctures and political change on those institu. between the state and federal governments will be explored Political decision tions understood from a development perspective. making at all three levels will be discussed in depth Satisfies by petition the. state code requirement in California state and local government Can be used to. POLS 421 Federal and Intergovernmental Relations 3 4. This course examines how the different levels of government interact in the. fulfill prerequisite courses for the M P A program for structure of state and local. creation and implementation of public policies at the federal state and local. government agencies as well as the political science requirement for the Califor. levels The class provides students with an understanding of the theory and reality. nia cultural studies major, of federalism in the American political system Can be used to fulfill prerequisite. POLS 330 Race Ethnicity and Politics 4 course for M P A program for intergovernmental relations. A survey of the unique impact of race and ethnicity on American politics including. analysis of constitutional legal and historical factors affecting the status of per. POLS 422 Rights of the Accused 4, Leading constitutional cases in criminal justice including search and seizure. sons of color Attention to the role race and ethnicity play in the media elections. death penalty electronic surveillance privilege against self incrimination jury. political participation and representation public opinion public policy and popular. trial right to counsel and double jeopardy will be studied in detail Cross listed as. POLS 345 Model United Nations MUN 4, Introduction to the political structure and functions of the United Nations with. POLS 423 Introduction to Constitutional Law 4, Judicial interpretation of the Constitution with particular emphasis upon separa. emphasis on team participation at the Western MUN or National MUN in New York. tion of powers presidential powers relationship between state and national. Students play decision maker roles that they research for preparation of position. government control of interstate commerce and jurisdiction of the courts Cross. papers on agenda items Consent of instructor required. listed as CCJS 404,POLS 350 European Parliamentary Democracies 4. The theory and practice of democratic government in Britain France and Ger. POLS 424 The Bill of Rights Civil Liberties and the Constitution 4. Judicial interpretation of the Constitution in the areas of civil liberties freedom of. many Using the United States as a basis for comparison the course will consider. speech freedom of religion rights of persons accused of crimes citizenship and. the many important variations in the ways parties parliaments bureaucracies and. the government s responsibility to protect persons from discrimination Cross. executives have developed and perform in the European political arena. listed as CCJS 489,POLS 351 Politics of Russia 4, The political evolution of Russia in the post Soviet era Evaluation of Russian politi. POLS 425 The American Party System 4, An examination of political parties in the American system Comparison with. cal institutions and political culture Appraisal of the most significant problems. party systems in other democratic countries Independent voters third parties. affecting democratic transition Review of Soviet political traditions. proposed reforms and the nature of the electorate Satisfies with Political Science. POLS 352 Politics of Eastern Europe 4 department chair s signature the state code requirement in U S constitution and. The political development of the East European nations from the interwar period California state and local government. to the present Special attention is paid to the problems and prospects for demo. cratic transition in the region with particular concentration on Hungary the Czech. Republic Poland and the former Republics of Yugoslavia. Page 362 Courses Political Science POLS Sonoma State University 2015 2016 Catalog. POLS 426 The Legislative Process 4 POLS 446 International Relations of the Middle East Israel the Palestinians and. An examination of the organization and operation of the American Congress For the United States 4. comparative purposes legislatures in selected American states and Western An examination of the evolution of the Palestinian Israeli conflict with an emphasis. European democracies will be briefly considered Satisfies with Political Science on how regional and world power factors have affected and been affected by. department chair s signature the state code requirement in U S Constitution and this conflict The course will cover the historical background of modern European. California state and local government imperialism the nature and character of the Palestine Mandate period followed. by discussion of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and the simultaneous. POLS 427 The American Presidency 4, emergence of the Palestinian Problem The 1956 1967 and 1973 Arab Israeli. An examination of the place of the Presidency in the American governmental. wars and their relation to the rise of the Palestinian Resistance Movement will. system Emphasis will be placed upon the interplay between the president and. then be covered followed by an analysis of the peace process of the 1990s and. other elements of the system particularly the Congress the bureaucracy and the. its breakdown, media Satisfies with Political Science department chair s signature the state. code requirements in U S Constitution and California state and local government POLS 447 Nonviolent Strategies in International Relations 4. The use of force is often considered to be the most effective form of power yet. POLS 428 Seminar in California Politics and Government 4. nonviolent strategies of action can in many cases provide more efficient and. Analysis of the California political system Attention is given to governmental. successful means to achieve one s goals than the ultima ratio of violence Those. institutions but primary emphasis is upon parties interest groups public opinion. who rely on just war theory to advocate for the necessity of war should note. ideologies and leadership Satisfies with Political Science department chair s. that in the 20th century and early 21st century nonviolent forms of resistance. signature the state code requirement in U S Constitution and California state and. to oppressive authority generated more profound social and political transforma. local government Can be used to fulfill prerequisite courses for the M P A pro. tions than violence Most recently direct nonviolent action has helped facilitate. gram for structure of state and local government agencies as well as the political. democratic transitions and is proving to be the most promising means to bring. science requirement for the California Cultural Studies major. justice and overcome oppression in current struggles in Burma Egypt Iran Iraq. POLS 429 Interest Groups 4 Western Sahara Zimbabwe and Belarus This course will draw on a range of. The role of interest groups in the American policy making process at both federal literature theory and case studies in international relations to examine these and. and state levels Group formation the influence of money and P A C s on election other questions When is nonviolence a preferable alternative both ethically and. outcomes and lobbying reform Satisfies with Political Science department chair s strategically How does the regime context e g open society vs dictatorship. signature the state code requirement in U S constitution and California state and influence the menu of nonviolent options Why have some nonviolent move. local government ments been successful while others have failed and What insights does the. POLS 430 Introduction to Public Administration 4 application of nonviolent action provide to the global community. An introduction to the field of public administration with emphasis upon bureau POLS 448 Political Violence Terrorism and Law 4. cratic life leadership and decision making Cross listed as CCJS 365 An examination of political violence terrorism and legal structures affecting. POLS 431 Politics and the Media 4 management of conflict Includes introduction to scientific methodologies used to. The role of the mass media in American political life Emphasis on television news study political violence and both current and historical conflicts Course learning. magazines major newspapers and political columnists and their interrelationship objectives include gaining an understanding of social science conceptions of. with American political institutions terrorism and political violence increasing knowledge of terrorism actors mo. tivations organizations and forces that mark the use of violence for political gain. POLS 439 Political Science Internship 1 6 gaining knowledge of the historical epochs of political violence and the contro. Field experience in city county state and federal agencies May be repeated. versies that result from a response by targeted nations and actors and creating. three times for credit Note that no more than a total of 6 internship and special. examining and analyzing theories and concepts that inform our understanding of. studies units may be counted in the 40 unit major Prerequisite prior arrangement. legal structures terrorism and political violence,with a faculty member. POLS 450 Politics of Asia 4, POLS 444 United States Foreign Policy 4 A comparative analysis of the political development of Asia After a review of the. An analysis of the forces governmental and non governmental that influence the. legacy of colonialism and those theories related to economic development and. formulation of U S foreign policy An examination of the organizational structure. democratic transition this course will examine the political systems of selected. charged with the formulation and execution of that policy as well as the content of. countries in the region,policy since World War II,POLS 452 Politics of the Developing World 4. POLS 445 International Organizations 4 A comparative analysis of politics and political development of Third World. An analysis of the theories and concepts guiding the study of international orga. countries International and domestic obstacles to modernization will be studied. nizations followed by an examination of the United Nations the European Union. The general analysis will be supplemented by an intensive scrutiny of selected. NATO the WTO and other financial institutions and various non governmental. countries and regions,organizations,POLS 453 Politics of Latin America 4. A comparative analysis of the political development of Latin America After a. review of the major theories related to economic development revolution and. democratic transition this course will compare the political systems of selected. countries in the region,POLS 458 Comparative Social Policy 4. Comparative analysis of social policies in advanced industrial democracies The. course will look at relationships between politics political culture and public. Sonoma State University 2015 2016 Catalog Courses Political Science POLS Page 363. POLS 466 Political Psychology 4 POLS 498 Senior Seminar 4. An examination of the psychological sources of political leadership and decision An opportunity for senior majors and graduate students to integrate their basic. making A study of the roots of political belief and extremism as well as the understanding of political science by exploring the interrelationship between the. acquisition of civic outlook in childhood and adolescence substantive subfields basic concepts and the major modes of analysis current in. political science today All Political Science majors must take POLS 302 prior to. POLS 475 Urban Politics and Policy 4,enrolling in POLS 498. Examination of the structure and process of urban and regional governments. within the context of state sovereignty Such aspects of local government in both POLS 501 The Administrative State 4. large and small urban areas as planning bureaucratic administration social This core course examines a variety of public administration literature including. services economic issues the political policy making process and civil rights will aspects of organizational structure group behavior and policy studies Special. be discussed in depth attention will focus upon specific topics within the field organizational behavior. power leadership personnel control and administrative responsibility and discre. POLS 481 Politics of Regulation and Land Use 3 4, An examination of regulatory policies as they affect business and land use. decisions in the United States Structural legal and procedural aspects of the POLS 502 Organizational Theory and Analysis 4. regulatory process are explored along with reform and deregulation Explores the Presents basic analytic tools that can be used in diagnosing political and. economic environmental and political consequences of land use control organizational situations The nature and use of influence strategic thinking and. bargaining in organizations,POLS 483 Politics of Wealth and Poverty 4. Course focuses upon conditions and causes of poverty wealth and income POLS 503 Budget and Fiscal Administration 2. inequality in the U S and the variety of economic social governmental and An examination of the budgeting process with emphasis upon theories and politics. political responses that have occurred in recent decades Of particular concern are of budgeting and budgeting process reform Required for all M P A students. the role of the government s income redistribution and social programs and the. POLS 503A Public Finance 2, function of values political interest groups and social science findings in shaping. An examination of applied issues in public budgeting and fiscal management. these policies, Public policy formation and evaluation of results as revealed in the budget will be. POLS 484 Elections and Voter Behavior 4 explored Required for public management track students. Course examines the impact of the new styles and techniques of political. POLS 503B Fiscal Management of Nonprofit Agencies 2. campaigning on both the public decision making process and control over public. An examination of applied issues in nonprofit budgeting and fiscal management. policy Modern techniques of analysis and voter manipulation are discussed along. Fund accounting cash flow analysis expenditure control long range financial. with the characteristics and behavior of the electorate and their historical patterns. planning audits grants and contracts in nonprofit agencies are studied Required. of political participation,for nonprofit track students. POLS 485 Political Power and Social Isolation 4,POLS 504A Human Resources for the Public Sector 2. The course explores a wide variety of personal social and political meanings. The evolving character of public personnel administration in the United States will. of community including the decline of social and civic participation political. be considered Topics include civil service personnel management work life in. powerlessness and theories of social fragmentation and political change Recent. organizations employee participation diversity labor management relations and. theories link both economic development and community improvement to an. the relationship of public personnel to democracy, ability to increase levels of social capital Given its focus this course will be of. particular interest to those concerned with these policy areas or with a general POLS 504B Personnel Administration for Nonprofit Organizations 2. discussion of the societal milieu of politics and government Examination of current issues in the management of employees and volunteers. in nonprofit organizations Topics include board staff relations staff recruitment. POLS 486 Selected Issues International Politics 3 4. selection training and management staff development performance evaluation. An examination of current topics and developments in global politics such as re. of paid and unpaid staff labor management relations diversity and compliance. gional conflicts North South issues economic interdependence and environmen. with state federal regulations, tal issues Title varies to reflect specific content each semester May be repeated. for credit with different topic POLS 505 Research Methods 4. Lecture and laboratory An examination of quantitative research techniques. POLS 487 Selected Topics in Comparative Politics 4. required by agency and program managers Course includes work in data analysis. Focus on dynamic political issues and developments in selected regions. introduction to computer usage techniques of needs assessment and program. POLS 494 Selected Topics in Political Science 1 4 evaluation and use of simple analytic models. May be repeated for credit with different topic,POLS 506 Public Policy Process 4. POLS 495 Special Studies in Political Science 1 4 The course will look at the public policy making process with emphasis on the. A student may be invited by a faculty member to participate in a continuing role of ideas and analysis Agenda setting implementation policy and design will. research project under the faculty member s direction The research may extend be discussed. for more than a single semester Seniors who participate in this course may have. POLS 507 Ethics in Administration 4, their work considered for graduation with honors This course may be repeated for. A seminar designed to help public administrators cultivate an awareness of ethical. credit Note that no more than a total of 6 special studies and internship units may. dilemmas develop ways of conceptualizing them and practice ways of thinking. be counted toward the 40 unit major,about their resolution. POLS 508 Public Policy 4, A comparison of selected social policies in North America and western Europe. with emphasis on explaining the national differences in policy content in such. areas as education environment and aging policy, Page 364 Courses Political Science POLS Sonoma State University 2015 2016 Catalog. POLS 509 Politics of Health Care and Aging 4 POLS 580 Nonprofit Dynamics Politics and Community Environment 2. The course will be an examination of health care and aging policy in the United Introduction to nonprofits and the environment in which they operate Analysis of. States Comparisons with policy in several other democracies will be included nonprofit s role and effectiveness in meeting public and private sector commu. Also included will be a look at policies such as Medicare and the Older Americans nity needs Topics include organizational models needs assessment and asset. Act as well as the politics of these and others Cross listed as GERN 561 mapping and trends in intra sector and cross sector partnerships Required for all. M P A students,POLS 511 Labor Relations 2, A course that looks at the historical and current development in labor relations POLS 581 Nonprofit Governance and Legal Issues 2. in both the public sector and also in the not for profit sector The course looks at Examination of the historical development of the non profit sector its changing. changing concepts and their implications for the existing institutions processes social contract and critical legal tax issues Topics include board governance mis. and values for both sectors of the economy sion start up life cycles executive director board staff relationships legal status. fiscal sponsorship and IRS status and rulings,POLS 512 Organizational Development 4. An exploration of values methodologies strategies and theories of organization POLS 582 Planning and Nonprofit Agencies 2. development This course addresses techniques of strategic and operational planning appropri. ate to nonprofit agency operation Topics include needs and service assessment. POLS 513 Leadership and Supervision 4, marketing analysis program evaluation organization development and strategic. Examines the role of leader and of leadership in administrative agencies together. management techniques, with an examination of techniques of supervision and administrative control. POLS 583 Resource Development for Nonprofit Agencies 4. POLS 537 Bargaining Politics and Administration 4, Course focus is on the techniques and importance of developing and implement. An examination of the politics of administration with an emphasis on the dynam. ing a comprehensive organizational resource development plan for funding vol. ics of budgeting and interagency conflict Of special interest in this course will be. unteers and donations as well as ensuring a diversified agency revenue base In. the focus on new theories of decremental budgeting budgeting and political. addition the course covers fund raising major donor development as well as the. coalition building in an era of decreasing resources. legal restrictions for nonprofit agencies and the funding criteria used by corporate. POLS 538 Administrative Law 2 4 community and private foundation funding sources. Introduction to the legal process within the framework of administrative agencies. POLS 585 Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofit. and procedures The function of administrative law including the role of legal. Agencies 2, agencies delegation of powers administrative procedures and statutes and. An examination of the role of marketing and public relations for nonprofit agen. development of the current body of case law, cies together with techniques for designing and implementing realistic marketing. POLS 539 Program Implementation 4 and public relations programs Course will stress adaptation of marketing. Focuses upon the critical movement from statute or authorization to an actual techniques to not for profit organizations and will explore the types of access. functioning program The course will concentrate primarily on a series of case to press electronic and other media available to nonprofits Course restricted to. studies involving human services environmental economic development and Political Science graduates only. criminal justice programs at the federal state and local levels. POLS 587 Grant Writing and Administration 2, POLS 550 Planning and Evaluation 4 Focus upon full process of prospect research proposal development application. Techniques of administrative analysis and program evaluation Included are and contract management and administration of foundation government and. examinations of techniques for assessment of policy impact and effectiveness corporate grants. analysis of program objectives evaluation methodologies and the administration. POLS 588 Issues in Nonprofit Administration 4, of evaluation systems Prerequisite Political Science graduate students. An investigation of current issues and developments in the operation of nonprofit. POLS 551 Organizational Computer Usage 4 agencies, An investigation of contemporary developments in the area of information. POLS 595 Special Studies in Political Science 1 4, systems this course views computer usage from the organizational rather than. A student may be invited by a faculty member to participate in a continuing. data processing perspective Central areas of concern are organizational planning. research project under the faculty member s direction The research may extend. and change and the development of information systems that meet the planning. for more than a single semester May be repeated for credit. POLS 596 Graduate Tutorial Exam 4,POLS 560 Special Issues in Public Policy 4. An independent intensive review of the literature in specific areas of concentra. An examination of selected issues in public policy public affairs Specific topics. tion in Public Administration to include the M P A Core and Track course materials. will be offered on the bases of student interest and current issue development. Prerequisite materials to be included in this review Prerequisite completion of all. POLS 564 Aging Services Administration 4 master s degree requirements. For individuals interested in careers in the administration of health care residen. POLS 597 Graduate Internship 1 4, tial and social services for the elderly An introduction to the field of long term. Intensive field experience in a public or private agency The student must define. care administration through the use of lectures and structured case studies. a current political problem and a discipline related strategy for dealing with the. Specifically addresses management decision making in the operation of skilled. problem and work toward implementing the strategy Cr NC only Repeatable for. nursing facilities congregate care facilities day care home health care and. credit up to 4 units total, retirement communities Open to undergraduates No prerequisites. POLS 599 Master s Thesis 2 4,POLS 578 Project Continuation 1 3. Prerequisite submission of an authorized Advancement to Candidacy form. Designed for students working on their thesis or master s project but who have oth. erwise completed all graduate coursework toward their degree This course cannot. be applied toward the minimum number of units needed for completion of the. masters degree Prerequisite permission of the graduate coordinator Cr NC only. Sonoma State University 2015 2016 Catalog Courses Political Science POLS Page 365.
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