Politics

POL 210 Western Political Heritage I (GE) (3)

An introduction to basic questions in political thought, through a reading of Plato, Thucydides, Aristotle, Cicero, and Augustine, and an examination of the Greek city-state and the Roman empire. No prerequisite.

POL 215 Western Political Heritage II (GE) (3)

An introduction to basic questions in political thought, through a reading of major thinkers such as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, and Marx, and an examination of the modern democratic state and 20th century totalitarianism. No prerequisite.

POL 223 American Government and Politics (GE) (3)

An introduction to the political history and political institutions of the United States of America, as well as the most important normative and social-scientific questions concerning the American regime. Readings include classic texts in American politics and American political thought, as well as an introductory text in American politics. No prerequisite.

POL 233 Comparative Politics (GE) (3)

An introduction to some of the most important concepts and theoretical approaches in political science, along with a comparative examination of the historical and contemporary politics of several countries. Examples are drawn from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, with emphasis on the structure, functions, and operations of the political systems in each selected country. No prerequisite.

POL 275R Topics in Politics (1)

POL 315R Topics in Political Theory (3)

A 300-level course in political theory, designed for junior and senior politics majors, or other students who have completed the core offerings in philosophy or politics. Likely subjects include American political thought, Christian political theology, political ideology, and contemporary political theory. Prerequisite: LIB 110 or POL 213

POL 325R Topics in American Politics (3)

A 300-level course in American politics, designed for junior and senior politics majors, or other students who have completed POL 223. Likely topics include Congress, the Presidency, state and local politics, Virginia politics, and American federalism. Prerequisite: POL 223.

POL 335R Topics in Comparative Politics (3)

POL 345R Topics in International Relations (3)

POL 363 Constitutional Law (3)

An introduction to the United States Constitution, its history, development, and provisions, with an examination of the Supreme Court decisions which have shaped the “living Constitution.” Prerequisite: HIS 220 or POL 223.

POL 365R Topics in Law and Public Policy (3)

An introduction to the study of family relationships, their societal repercussions, and governmental responses, with emphasis on fatherhood, motherhood, child custody and support, juvenile intervention methods, and less restrictive alternatives to incarceration. Prerequisite: POL 223 or consent of instructor.

POL 375R Topics in Politics (3)

Topics in politics. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

POL 385R Directed Study in Politics (3)

Directed study in politics. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

POL 399 Internship/Practicum in Politics (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor

POL 475R Topics in Politics (3)

POL 497 Research Methods for Senior Paper in Politics (1)

POL 498 Politics Senior Paper (1)

POL 499 Internship/Practicum in Politics (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.