Political Science
 

State and Local Government and Politics

State and Local Government and Politics
Relation of state and national governments, forms of state governments and politics, types of municipal governments and their operation.
POLI
311
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 RecommendedPoli 110 or Poli 210.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 311
Course Outcomes: 

American Politics

Students will understand why state and local governments matter

Faith and Political Analysis

Students will discuss religion and politics in the context of the course.

Faith and Political Analysis

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

American Politics

Students will understand how state and local politics compare to national politics

American politics, theory, and thought

Students will understand which states govern best and if states produce better (or worse) governance than Washington

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Students will understand how do political institutions and policies vary from state to state and if it matters.

Participation in Political Processes

Participate effectively in political processes by having an appropriate knowledge of international and national politics and political thought.

Participation in Political Processes

Students will observe local government in action during this course.