Political Science (PODI)

PODI 1045  Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism  (4 Credits)  

Explores the historical and current terrorist threat, both on a domestic and international level. Investigates causes: terrorist group strategies and targets; governmental and international responses and counterterrorist measures; and the multitude of challenges posted to the world community by terrorists. Topics include the attacks on the World Trade Center; Middle Eastern terrorism; right-wing terrorism in this country; the specific threat of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction, etc. Not open to students who have earned credit for PODI 1040. Springs. (PPDI)

PODI 1051  Global Problems, Power and Politics  (4 Credits)  

Focuses on current issues such as terrorism, war, poverty and pollution to demonstrate how global problems impact our lives and often require multileveled solutions. Examines several approaches to the study of international politics, including political realism and interdisciplinary approaches. Explores the roles of individuals, nation-states and international organizations in creating and resolving global problems. Not open to students who have earned credit for PODI 1050. Falls. (SSDI)

PODI 1056  Humanitarianism: Working in the Global Community  (4 Credits)  

Responses to environmental, hunger, refugee, and human rights programs are a global movement and industry. We must understand the evolution of humanitarianism to appreciate its current form and its future. We account for attitudes about charity and social welfare, and note turning points in international relations. Joining the humanitarian community is one outcome of the knowledge gained through this course. Not open to students who have earned credit for PODI 1055. Springs. (PPDI)

PODI 1061  Politics and Art  (4 Credits)  

Politics and art have always been entwined. Politicians quickly learned the usefulness of symbols. Artists appreciated the patronage of those in power. Looks at political expressions in various artistic areas including music, visual arts, theatre, poetry and movies to investigate the impact and meaning of the relationship between politics and art. Not open to students who have earned credit for PODI 1060. Springs. (CTDI)

PODI 1101  Citizen Politics  (4 Credits)  

An exploration of citizens' role in democracy, the interactions between citizens and their governments and the knowledge and skills required for effective citizenships. Not open to students who have earned credit for PODI 1100. Falls and Springs. (SSDI)

PODI 1999  Political Science  (1-20 Credits)  

PODI 2999  Political Science  (1-20 Credits)