Political Science

  • POL 1510 American Politics

    Students will study and examine national, state, and local government and politics with an emphasis on national public policy making. Students will learn the different types of democracy, the varieties of political culture and ideology, the role and history of U.S. political parties, the structure of the U.S. constitution, including federalism, and the functioning of the political economy. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • POL 1520 World Politics

    Students will study world politics in the post-cold war era by focusing on a variety of political ""actors"" including, but not limited, to nation-states, non-governmental organizations, and intergovernmental organizations including transnational organizations such as the United Nations and supranational organizations such as the European Union. Students develop an understanding of idealism and realism as the two major theories for organizing the study of world politics. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • POL 1550 Intro to Labor Studies

    In this survey of labor studies, students examine labor history and politics, and the evolution, philosophy, and practice of collective bargaining. Social-psychological principles for effective leadership, team-building and organization are investigated. Eligibility: ENG 1510; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • POL 1900 European Union Simulation

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  • POL 2010 Government Internship

    Students receive on-the-job experience consisting of 135 hours of supervised activity in a local business or industry. Students work in conjunction with a faculty mentor and a supervisor at the job site. All guidelines in the original college internship policy will be followed. Prerequisite: At least a 2.0 GPA and either sophomore standing or one semester completion in an appropriate certificate program. Master Course Syllabus

  • POL 2020 Political Science Internship

    Students receive on-the-job experience consisting of 135 hours of supervised activity in a local business or industry. Students work in conjunction with a faculty mentor and a supervisor at the job site. All guidelines in the original college internship policy will be followed. Prerequisite: At least a 2.0 GPA and either sophomore standing or one semester completion in an appropriate certificate program. Master Course Syllabus

  • POL 2530 Law & Civil Rights

    Using the case method, students will demonstrate how to "brief" significant cases in First Amendment law involving freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press, and freedom of association. Students will also learn the difference between natural rights and citizenship rights. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • POL 2570 State & Local Government

    Students will examine the historical development and political roles of state, county, city, town, and village government with an emphasis on New York state. Students will complete the course by participating in a simulation of city government. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • POL 2860 European Union

    Students will examine the history, politics, and economics of the European Union. Students will complete the course by participating in a simulation of the decision-making bodies (European parliament, European Council, Council of Ministers, Economic and Social Committee, etc.). In odd-numbered years the simulation is held in March or April at SUNY Brockport and in even-numbered years the simulation is held in January in Belgium. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • POL 8016 Race for the White House

    Students will explore American presidential campaigns past and present with an emphasis on understating the political process, historical causation, and function of campaign rhetoric. This inter-disciplinary course will prepare students to be better citizens by equipping them with the political framework, historical context, and message analysis necessary to make informed decisions about the current presidential elections. Students will critically analyze a variety of campaign artifact and evaluate the political arguments of others in major news organizations (both domestic and international). Eligibility: ENG 1530; Reading 80+. J fall; C fall. Master Course Syllabus