Course Descriptions



HISTORY
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


Introductory Courses

HIST 0103/0104. WORLD CIVILIZATION. 1st and 2nd Semesters, Summer. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits each. A study of the origins and development of world civilizations. Particular emphasis is given to the interrelationship among the various civilizations and to the development of ideas and institutions most relevant to the modern world. History 0103 concludes about 1650 A.D. History 0104 covers the period from about 1650 A.D. to the present.

Survey Courses

HIST 0210/0211. HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
1st and 2nd Semesters respectively, Summer. (HIST 0210). 1st and 2nd Semesters, Summer (HIST 0211only). Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits each. A study of social, political and economic developments in North America from the Age of Discovery to present times. History 0210 concludes with the end of Reconstruction, 1877 and History 0211 covers the period from 1877 to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 0101.

HIST 0220/0221. HISTORY OF AFRICA. 1st and 2nd Semesters respectively. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits each semester. A historical consideration of Africa from earliest times to the present. History 0220 focuses on the major economic ,intellectual, political, religious and social developments on the African continent from the origins of man to 1600 A.D. History 0221 analyzes the Atlantic slave trade, colonialism, nationalist movements, and neocolonialism on the African continent from 1600 A. D. to the present. Prerequisites: HIST 0103 and HIST 0104

Advanced Courses

HIST 0304. SOUTH AFRICA--UNITED STATES: A COMPARATIVE HISTORY. Alternate 2nd Semesters. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. A study of the similarities and differences between the histories of South Africa and the United States. The course will begin during the age of frontier expansion, an era costly to the indigenous peoples of the Cape Colony and the United States. The labor system that evolved plus the careers of segregation and apartheid will be studied. Finally, the present day strains resulting from economic and political relations between the two countries will be analyzed. Prerequisites: Any six-hour combination of HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211.

HIST 0307. ROOTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH TO 1877. Alternate 1st Semesters. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. This course examines the historical roots and the development of the African American Church through Reconstruction. Special attention is given to such prominent figures as George Lyle and Richard Allen and how the African American Church symbolized freedom even during slavery. Prerequisites: 3 hours of history or sophomore standing.

HIST 0308. THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHURCH FROM 1877 TO THE PRESENT. Alternate 2nd Semesters. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. This course examines the expansion, development and contributions the African American Church has made since the end of Reconstruction. Special attention will be given to the role the Church played in the Post- Reconstruction era and in the Northern Migrations and the Civil Rights Struggles. Prerequisite: 3 hours of history or sophomore standing.

HIST 0309. MARTIN AND MALCOLM. Alternate 1st Semesters. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. This course examines the social, cultural and religious context out of which Martin Luther King and Malcolm X emerged. Special attention will be given to their distinct and common perspectives on the African American situation in America. Prerequisites: 3 hours of history or sophomore standing.

HIST 0312. CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. Alternate 2nd Semesters. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. A descriptive and analytical examination of American constitutional developments and their relationship to the political, social, economic, and geographical setting. Prerequisites: Any six-hour combination of HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211.

HIST 0313. DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. Alternate 1st Semesters. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. A survey of the diplomacy of the United States from the independence period up to the present. Prerequisites: Any six-hour combination of HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211.

HIST 0314. CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION: THE U.S. 1850-1877. 1st Semester. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. Central themes in the sectional struggle are examined and related to the coming of the war and the war itself, and to the era of reconstruction. Prerequisites: Any six-hour combination of HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211.

HIST 0315. WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. 1st Semester. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. The course will concentrate on the various roles, strategies and achievements of women in the United States from colonial times to the present. The course will analyze the difficulties encountered by women who belong to beleaguered ethnic groups. Women will be studied in the context of their interactions with the political, social, religious and aesthetic institutions of American society. Prerequisites: Any six-hour combination of HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211.

HIST 0316/0317. AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY. 1st and 2nd Semesters respectively. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits each semester. An inquiry into the background and development of Afro-Americans with emphasis upon their role in the political, social and economic development of the United States and an interpretation of selected major forces in the Black experience in the United States. History 0316 will analyze the period from the slave trade until 1877. History 0317 will cover the period from 1877 to the present. Prerequisite: Any six-hour combination of HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211.

HIST 0318. AFRO-AMERICAN SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS.
2nd Semester. Lect. and Disc 3, 3 credits. A survey of the accomplishments of Afro-American scientists and inventors with emphasis on the social and technological significance of their accomplishments. Prerequisites: Any six-hour combination HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211. 282

HIST 0342. THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY ORIGINS OF PROTESTANT CHRISTIANITY.
2nd Semester. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. An examination of the fifteenth and sixteenth-century religious developments in their social, political, and cultural context, which were the genesis of and gave shape to Protestant Christianity. Much attention will be given to the lives of Martin Luther and John Calvin. Prerequisites: 3 hours of history or sophomore standing.

HIST 0345. MILITARY AND DIPLOMATIC HISTORY. 1st Semester. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. A survey of military and diplomatic history from the outbreak of the French Revolution until the Post-World War II era. The course will concentrate not only on wars and their strategies and tactics but also on the diplomatic and political circumstances in which wars begin and end. Technological, intellectual, societal and economic factors will be considered to the extent they influence European military and diplomatic affairs. Prerequisite: ENGL 0102.

HIST 0346. THE COLD WAR AND BEYOND. 2nd Semester. Lect. and Disc. 3, 3 credits. An examination of the origins and course of the Cold War from its post- World War II roots to its end with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Special attention will be given to post-World War II conferences and confrontations, superpower relations and international crises, nuclear diplomacy, the Cold War’s impact on the Third World, and the consequences of the Cold War’s end. Prerequisite: ENGL 102.

Research and Independent Study Courses

HIST 0401. RESEARCH IN HISTORY. 1st and 2nd Semesters. 3 credits. The course will be tutorial in format and will cover the philosophy of history, historical method and historiography. Students participate by writing analytical and research papers involving representative theoretical and methodological problems. Prerequisites: Any six-hour combination of HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211. Open to History Majors only.

HIST 0405. ORAL HISTORY. On Demand. Lect. and Disc. 3, and field work, 3 credits. A limited number of selected students will participate in a statewide oral history project aimed at collecting and analyzing materials relating to the history of the Black experience in Alabama. Prerequisites: Any six-hour combination of HIST 0103, 0104, 0210, 0211.

HIST 0419. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY.
On Demand. 3 credits. The course will be tutorial in format and will consist of guided reading research, and writing on a topic or topics selected by the student and approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: standard prerequisite and HIST 0210/021

HIST 0429. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN AFRICAN HISTORY. On Demand. 3 credits. The course will be tutorial in format and will consist of guided reading, research, and writing on a topic or topics selected by the student and approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: HIST 0220 and 0221. 283

HIST 0449. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EUROPEAN HISTORY. On Demand. 3 credits. The course will be tutorial in format and will consist of guided reading, research writing on a topic or topics selected by the student and approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: HIST 0103 and 0104.


POLITICAL SCIENCE
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


Group I – Political Theory

POLS 0208. ETHICS AND POLITICS. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Ethical issues arising in the conduct of political affairs. Prerequisite: None

POLS 0310 EARLY POLITICAL THEORY.
1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Development of Western Political thought from Plato to the 16th Century, with emphasis on major political philosophers. A systematic analysis of the nature and concept of state. An introductory course. Prerequisite: None

POLS 0311. MODERN POLITICAL THEORY.
Offered in response to need and available faculty. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An examination of Western Political Philosophy from the 16th Century to the present. Development and Change in the major contemporary political ideologies including communism, corporatism, fascism, liberalism, socialism, and consciencism.

POLS 0411. AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORY. Offered in response to need and available faculty. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A survey of the development of American ideas concerning political authorities from the colonial days to the present. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

Group II – American Politics

POLS 0100. FRESHMAN SEMINAR. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Topics vary each semester; an interdisciplinary course that targets the resolution of anomalies in political science. Special attention will be given to writing and critical thinking. Restricted to Majors in Political Science.

POLS 0200. INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE. 1st and 2nd Semesters, Summer. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An introduction to the nature and principles of political science. A survey of methods, assumptions, and scope of the systematic study of political institutions and processes vis-a-vis the current trends in political analysis.

POLS 0201. AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An introduction to the institutions and practices of the political life of the United States dealing with the elite, political recruitment, pressure groups, elections, public opinion, voting behavior and political parties and processes; legislative, executive and judicial politics; bureaucratic politics and community political systems.

POLS 0202. AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An inventory of the political, cultural, economic, social, psychological and religious factors confronting African- Americans in the American Political System.

POLS 0204. POLITICS AND THE MEDIA. (Offered in response to need and available faculty). Lect.3, 3 credits. Analysis of the nature, organization, and products of the mass media (especially the movie, television, and newspaper industries) as they affect the political systems, political processes, institutions, and people of the United States and other nations.

POLS 0209. ETHNIC POLITICS. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course is concerned with the politics of Native Americans, Spanish Speaking Americans, Oriental Americans and the largest minorities, and that of women.

POLS 0300. POLITICAL PARTIES. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Organizations, functions and practices of political parties primarily in the United States addressing campaign functions, membership problems, political finance and policy-making processes. Influence of political parties in governments and the importance of the two-party system in American government; U.S. party responsibilities compared with parties in other countries; interest groups and party politics. Prerequisite: POLS 0200, 0201.

POLS 0303. LEGISLATIVE POLITICS. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Historical development of Congress; functions of legislatures, organization and procedure of legislative bodies, current legislative and legislation trends; problems and principles of American Legislatures. Prerequisite: POLS 0200 and 0201 or Permission of Instructor.

Group III – Comparative Government

POLS 0319. POLITICS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Institutional processes and the culture of selected countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0330. COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENTS.
2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. The structure and dynamics of the principal types of political systems in the world. Contemporary states will be studied for the purposes of illustration. Recent issues and trends in comparative political systems including methodology in research. Prerequisite: POLS 0200, 0201.

POLS 0331. CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An analysis of contemporary events in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and the Arabian Peninsula; the political manifestation of Shi’ia and Sunni Islam; security in the Arab world and its relationship to global politics. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0332. CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An analysis of contemporary government, political culture, and political changes in Latin American countries such as Peru, Nicaragua, Brazil, Argentina, etc. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0333. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN RUSSIA. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Analysis of Russia, Russian Political history, emphasizing the sources of change, stability, and instability in government and politics. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0334. CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE POLITICS. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Introduction to political change in postwar Japan. Foundations of the modern industrial state, electoral politics, policy making and bureaucracy, defense, foreign policy, and foreign trade. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0335. CONTEMPORARY CHINESE POLITICS. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Introduction to political change in postwar China; single party states; political leadership; and opposition groups. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0430. EUROPEAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS.
On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Major governments of Europe, Russia, and constitutional structure and developments. Comparative analysis of the systems of government. Prerequisite: POLS 0200, 0201 or Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0431. AFRICAN POLITICS. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Major governments of Africa, and a comparative analysis of the structure and dynamics of government. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0432. CARIBBEAN POLITICS. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Major governments of the Caribbean states and the study of small democracies; an exploration and analysis of policy-making and dependency.

Group IV – Public Law

POLS 0340. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC LAW. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Nature of law, public and private; the development of the Anglo-American legal system; the theories of law or jurisprudence; background to the professional study. Prerequisites: POLS 0200, 0201.

POLS 0341. AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.
On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Constitutional question concerning the separation of powers, federalism, the relationship between government and property; power to tax, spend, and regulate commerce and conduct foreign relations. The protection of civil and political rights and liberties under the Constitution. Prerequisite: POLS 0200, 0201 or Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0441. THE JUDICIAL PROCESS. (Offered in response to need and available faculty). Lect. 3, 3 credits. The history, procedures and role of the Supreme Court in its legal, constitutional, and political aspects. Decisions of the Court, historical and current commentaries. Prerequisite: Juniors and Seniors only.

Group V – Public Administration and Public Policy

POLS 0350. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. On Demand. Lect 3, 3 credits. Development of state constitutions, the political, administrative and judicial systems of state and county government; and relations between state and local government, with special emphases on Alabama. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0351. MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A study of modern municipality in the United States; legal aspects of city government; local election problems; types of municipal government; problems of metropolitan areas; relationship of the cities to other units; problems of city government today; zoning; planning; housing programs; revenues and urban renewals. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0450. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An introduction to the role of administration in the governmental process considering principles of administrative organizations, methods of administrative control, management, including planning personnel, finance and law. Prerequisite: POLS 0200, 0201.

POLS 0452. PUBLIC POLICY. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A general introduction to the theories, issues, and application of the public policy with special regard for classicists and the development of American institutions. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0454. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS. (Offered in response to need and available faculty). Lect. 3, 3 credits. An examination of the relationship between governments, political interest groups, and the exploration and management of variable ecosystems. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

Group VI – Methods of Political inquiry

POLS 0203. CYBERSPACE AND POLITICAL SCIENCE.
1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An examination of computer applications in Political Science with special attention to the acquisition of evidence, tools of analysis via the worldwide web, Internet, teleconferencing, and specialized library sites in Political Science for purposes of research and political analysis.

POLS 0205. CONDUCT OF POLITICAL INQUIRY. 2nd Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. This course builds upon the basic research techniques taught in POLS 0203. Students will be required to do one major research project in the field and will conduct computer and statistical analyses of political data.

POLS 0207. GAME THEORY AND POLITICAL INQUIRY. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Theory of games as a tool to understand strategic behavior of political actors. Applications to legislative politics, bureaucratic behavior, trade, and international cooperation and conflict. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

Group VII – International Politics

POLS 0320. INTERNATIONAL POLITICS. 1st Semester. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Interaction of “great powers.” national interest vs. international politics; the influence of balance of power and power politics; imperialism, neocolonialism, prestige and problems in international relations.

POLS 0321. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. An examination of the historical development of international organizations from the Concert of Europe to The United Nations. Analysis of contemporary international organizations, their functions, problems and prospects in the context of the current world situation. Emphasis on the United Nations. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0322. INTERNATIONAL SECURITY. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Local and regional conflicts, the United States-Russian strategic balance, theories of deterrence and defense, prospects for arms control. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0323. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. The interplay between politics and economics in international trade, money, investment, and technology flows among advanced capitalist societies, between underdeveloped and advanced industrialized countries. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0420. INTERNATIONAL LAW. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. Natural and historical development of international law; rules of international law; the question of sovereignty; recognition of states and governments. Jurisdiction; settlements in the International Court of Justice; war, aggression and neutrality. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0421. AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. A systematic study of the United States Foreign Policy from President Washington to the present. Prerequisite: POLS 0200, 0201 or Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0422. INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. (Offered in response to need and available faculty). Lect.3, 3 credits. The natural and historical development of international environmental law; the question of the global commons such as the deep sea, the upper atmosphere, genetic resources; international organizations and environmental policy. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0423. SPACE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. The exploration and exploitation of outer space for international commercial and military purposes with special attention given to international cooperation. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0424. ARMS CONTROL AND NATIONAL SECURITY. On Demand. Lect. 3, 3 credits. The evolution of nuclear weapons and strategy and of global defense policy toward the Soviet Union and other adversaries; the arms control process and nonproliferation. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

Group VIII – Senior Seminar, Honors and Internships.

POLS 0460. SEMINAR. UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR.
1st Semester, Summer 3 credits. Offered only to majors in Political Science with A senior classification. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

POLS 0461. READINGS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE.
2nd Semester, Summer 3 credits. Prerequisite: Senior Standing or permission of Instructor.

POLS H462. SENIOR HONORS SEMINAR. 1st Semester. 3 credits. Part I of a two-semester sequence leading to the development of an undergraduate honors thesis.

POLS H463. SENIOR HONORS SEMINAR. 2nd Semester. 3 credits. Part II of a two-semester sequence that provides students with a research practicum, the writing of an undergraduate thesis, and oral examinations.

POLS 0464. (I-IV) AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON PROGRAM. On Demand. Four Courses. Four Transfer credits. This course number represents transfer credit for courses taken at American University in the Washington Semester Program: Washington Semester Seminar I, Washington Semester Seminar II, a Washington Semester Internship, and an elective or research project. If any of these courses are taken outside of the Political Science Department at American University, approval of the Department Head of the Department of Political Science at Tuskegee University is required.

POLS 0465. SENIOR INTERNSHIP.
1st Semester, Summer. 3 credits. 250 clock hours during the Summer or 1st Semester with faculty guidance and agency supervision. Contract, weekly logs, and completion of research project required. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty coordinator.