Political Science

Governing Ideas in America (POL 2053.01)

Instructor: Jeffrey Hockett
Time: Tuesday and Thursday — 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

The ideas and social forces that have shaped major periods of political change in America and their impact on governing institutions and public policy.

Western Political Thought I (POL 2083.01)

Instructor: Michael Mosher
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

The political theory of pagan antiquity in Greece and Rome, focusing on Plato and Aristotle along with other writers. Attention to the role of Christianity in the evolution of Western political ideas.

American Political Thought (POL 3043.01)

Instructor: Michael Mosher
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Political theories from the Revolutionary, Civil War, Progressive, New Deal, and contemporary periods are examined in their institutional, cultural, and social contexts.

American Political Parties and Ideologies (POL 3213.01)

Instructor: Matt Hindman
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Examines the origins, evolution, and significance of political parties and ideologies in the American political system.

Pol of Administration (POL 3223.01)

Instructor: Jeffrey Hockett
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Examines the role administrators play in formulating as well as implementing public policy. Considers how citizens in a limited democracy can control those who implement the law and, thereby, wield the power of the state.

The American Presidency (POL 4073.01)

Instructor: Matt Hindman
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Examines the foundations of presidential power, traces the historical development of the institution, applies and evaluates various scholarly approaches to understanding the American presidency.