Courses in Global Studies

Economics

ECO201 - Macro-Economics

Topics include the central problems of every economic system, individual and family income, business organization and income, fiscal and monetary policy, the national income measurement, the banking system, the business cycle, international economics, and the economic role of government. 3 credits. Fulfills category A.

ECO202 - Micro-Economics

Topics include alternative economic systems, wages, interest rent and profits in our society, economic theory of business costs and revenues, determination of price by the forces of supply and demand, the psychological factors in economic behavior, ethics as related to our economic system and the nature of competition in contemporary American business. 3 credits. Fulfills category A.

ECO203 - Economic Development

Economic development is concerned with the efficient allocation of science resources in relationship to sustained economic growth over time with emphasis on such underdeveloped regions of the world as Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The economic, political, historical, cultural, and geographical factors which have contributed to economic underdevelopment will be analyzed, and these mechanisms, necessary to bring about improvement for the impoverished populations of these regions will be stressed. 3 credits. Fulfills category A.

Political Science

Political Science is the social science that studies politics, power, government and the law. To better understand the intersection of these key concepts with society, consider one of our many courses in the discipline.

POL101 - Introduction to Political Science

The course introduces basic concepts used by political scientists such as power, authority, the state, and analyzes major political ideologies of the contemporary world. General types of political systems and components of political systems are explained and compared. Major policy issues, especially those with global significance, are covered in connection with international politics. 3 credits. Fulfills category D.

POL102 - U.S. Government, State and Local

The changing role of state and local governments in America is examined. An emphasis is placed upon what state governments actually do, how they are structured, and the problems they face. Part of the course is devoted to the study of cities and metropolitan areas. 3 credits. Fulfills category A.

POL103 - U.S. Government, National

A survey of the U.S. political system at the national level including treatment of the historical background, central concepts and revisions of the constitutional framework, examination of the presidency, congress, federal bureaucracy, judicial structure and process,political parties, interest groups, the media, and current public issues. 3 credits. Fulfills category A.

POL220 - Comparative Governments

An introduction to political processes in nations other than the United States. The course uses the comparative method to analyze such topics as political culture, developed vs. developing nations, the organization of governments, political parties, and the operation of interest groups. 3 credits. Fulfills category D..

POL221 - International Relations

A study of the principles used to describe the political relations among nations. Topics include the growth of nationalism, imperialism, decolonization, the balance of power concept, the role of international organizations such as the U.N. 3 credits. Fulfills category D.