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GOVERNMENT (GOVT 45.10)

GOVT 101. American National Government. 3-3-0. The principles, structure, and functions of the national government of the United States.  (45.1001)

GOVT 111. Honors American National Government. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors placement or permission of department head. An in-depth analysis of the principles, structure, and functions of the national government of the United States. Degree credit will not be given for both GOVT 101 and GOVT 111. (45.1001)

GOVT 250. Contemporary Political Ideologies. 3-3-0. The moral problems of politics within the context of liberalism, conservatism, marxism and other contemporary ideological movements. (45.1001)

GOVT 252. State and Local Government. 3-3-0. State and local governmental organization and administration, with emphasis on Louisiana government. (45.1001)

GOVT 300. Political Analysis. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Government major. Foundations and use of scientific method; approaches to a science of politics; problems of research design; methods of political inquiry. (45.1001)

GOVT 302. American Political Behavior. 3-3-0. The political process of the American electoral system; public opinion; nominations, interest groups, and parties. (45.1001)

GOVT 325. Southern Politics in America. 3-3-0. An analysis of both historical and contemporary perspectives of the politics of the American South. Topics include regional politics, political culture, party politics, and racial politics. Emphasizes changes in the culture and politics of the Southern region and the rise of the “New South.” (54.0199)

GOVT 331. Topics in Dynamics of Third World Politics. 3-3-0. Third World political processes; national and international problems, internal political change, with reference to relationships with the United States. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (45.1001)

GOVT 351. American Political Thought. 3-3-0. Development of the American liberal-democratic tradition from the colonial period to present. Emphasis on the founding period and the arguments for and against the Constitution. (45.1001)

GOVT 355. Political Theory. 3-3-0. Major political ideas from the Greeks to the present. (45.1001)

GOVT 365. Problems in American Politics. 3-3-0. Particular topics or problems in American politics. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (45.1001)

GOVT 385. Public Administration. 3-3-0. Bureaucracy in the political system, including personnel and budgetary problems. (44.0401)

GOVT 387. Public Policy. 3-3-0. Process by which public policy is made, implemented, and evaluated, with emphasis on issues such as race, economic growth, public education, and industrial policy. (44.0501)

GOVT 391. International Relations and Politics. 3-3-0. Significant problems of world politics including such concepts as imperialism, theories of international relations and law, balance of power, international morality, sovereignty, diplomacy, problems of peace, disarmament, international organizations, trends toward world government, and a contemporary survey of world affairs. (45.0901)

GOVT 399. Civil Liberties. 3-3-0. Nature and scope of constitutional rights and liberties. Emphasis on due process of law, equal protection of the law, rights of the accused and briefing law cases. (45.1001)

GOVT 400. Constitutional Law. 3-3-0. American constitutional development with emphasis given to the landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court in such selected areas as commerce, taxation, foreign affairs, and civil rights. (45.1001)

GOVT 412. Contemporary Political Criticism. 3-3-0. How contemporary theorists perceive the problems of political order, justice, freedom, and equality. (45.1001)

GOVT 413. Ancient and Medieval Political Thought. 3-3-0. An examination of key texts from Greek, Roman, and Christian political thinkers. (45.1001)

GOVT 414. Modern Political Thought. 3-3-0. Examination of key texts from prominent political thinkers from the 16th to 20th centuries. (45.1001)

GOVT 416. Comparative Government. 3-3-0. Theory, organization methods and structure of the basic types of governments operating in the world today. (45.1001)

GOVT 421. American Foreign Policy. 3-3-0. Development of American foreign policy with emphasis on the problems that evolved after World War II due to the conflict between Communist bloc and Western Democratic nations. (45.0901)

GOVT 423. International Terrorism. 3-3-0. Examination of modern terrorism, with a particular emphasis on its causes and policy implications. (45.1001)

GOVT 426. Politics of World War II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department head. Examination of the president’s role in wartime. Special emphasis on the political, military, and constitutional aspects of World War II. (45.1099)

GOVT 457. The American Congress. 3-3-0. A detailed examination of the workings of the national legislature. Emphasis will be on development, selection process, internal workings and proceedings, relationship with constituents and the other branches, and its policy making role. (45.1001)

GOVT 458. The American Presidency. 3-3-0. An overview of the American presidency. Emphasis on development, selection process, presidential constituents, its policy making role, and possible reforms. (45.1001)

GOVT 494. Women and Government Internship. 12-0-24. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Acceptance into the program is competitive and accompanied by scholarship. Co-requisite: GOVT 495. Students supplement their in class education with practical experience gained through full time work in or related to the public sector. Credit toward graduation may not be earned in this course and GOVT 497 or 498. No more than 6 hours of internship credit may be applied toward the requirements for a Minor in Government. (45.1001)

GOVT 495. Women and Government Seminar. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Co-requisite: GOVT 494. Analysis of the political behavior of women within the context of American political institutions. (45.1001)

GOVT 497. Governmental Internship. 6-0-12. Prerequisites: Government major, junior standing, and permission of the department head. Practical experience gained through part time work in a government agency. Credit toward graduation may not be earned in this course and GOVT 494 or 498. No more than 6 hours of internship credit may be applied toward the requirements for a Minor in Government. (45.1001)

GOVT 498. Pre Law Internship. 6-0-12. Prerequisites: Government major, junior standing, and permission of the department head. Entrance to internship program is competitive. Practical experience gained through part time work with a law firm, court or district attorney’s office. Each student must first be recommended by the faculty, then be interviewed and accepted by the employing agency. Credit toward graduation may not be earned in this course and GOVT 494 or 497. No more than 6 hours of internship credit may be applied toward the requirements for a Minor in Government. (45.1001)

GOVT 499. Seminar in Political Science. 3-3-0. Research on a special problem in one of the areas of government. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (45.1001)

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