Courses

POLI 101 Intro. to Political Science

An introduction to the science of American and global politics with emphasis on concepts, methods, and principles. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Snow M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Fall 2014 J. Garrison T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2014 R. Kirby M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2014 J. Garrison M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Spring 2015 J. Garrison T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2015 R. Kirby M/W 5:45PM-7:15PM

POLI 111 Issues in Global Politics

An introduction to global politics that emphasizes diversity of perspectives, membership in multiple communities, and the linkages between local and global. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 J. Snow M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 J. Snow M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

POLI 112 Issues in American Politics

An introduction to issues related to the constitutional principles, institutions, functions, and processes of politics and government in the Unied States. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 J. Garrison T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2016 J. Garrison M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

POLI 201 State and Local Government

An examination of the politics, structu res, and policies of American state and local governments. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101, or ENVI-250, or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 B. Parsons M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Fall 2015 B. Parsons M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

POLI 202 American Political Behavior

An analysis of the political process in the United States, including political parties, interest groups, public opinion , elections, and voting behavior. Lectur e: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101, or ENVI-250, or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 H. Wilson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

POLI 205 American Political Institution

An examination of the power, restraints , and politics of the Presidency, the Co ngress and the Supreme Court. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101, or ENVI-250, or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Garrison T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2015 J. Garrison M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

POLI 209 Res. Methods in Public Affairs

An examination of the research methodologies and techniques used in the study of public policy and politics. The course emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative methods. The lab focuses on statistical applications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 and at least one other course in the major or ENVI-250, sophomore status, or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 A. Mihalache-O'Keef M/W/F 9:40AM-11:50AM
Fall 2014 B. Parsons T/Th 1:00PM-4:20PM
Spring 2014 H. Wilson T/Th 1:10PM-4:20PM
Fall 2015 B. Parsons T/Th 1:10PM-4:20PM
Spring 2015 B. Parsons M/W/F 9:40AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 B. Parsons M/W/F 10:50AM-1:00PM

POLI 211 Criminal Justice

An introductory analysis of the crimina l justice system in the United States, i ts structure, processes, and problems. L ecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Scott M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Summer Term 2, 2014 A. Tuck 3:30PM-5:40PM
Spring 2015 M. Scott M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2015 B. Tainer-Parkins T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

POLI 213 Criminal Law

A study of the criminal justice system at work in the courtroom setting, emphas izing the relationship between substanti ve criminal law, criminal procedure, and the rules of evidence. Lecture: 3 hrs/w k. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 R. Leven T/Th 4:30PM-6:00PM
Spring 2014 M. Scott M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2014 B. Tainer-Parkins T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 B. Tainer-Parkins T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

POLI 214 The Judicial Process

An exploration of the politics of the A merican judicial system. This includes s uch topics as the structure of courts, s election of judges, actors who participa te in the judiciary, judicial behavior, and the civil and criminal varieties of courts. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 M. Scott M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

POLI 221 Comparative Polit Sys: Europe

The government and politics of Great Br itain, France, Germany, Russia, and sele cted other European states as well as th e operations of the European Union. Lect ure: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 H. Warshawsky M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2016 A. Mihalache-O'Keef M/W 4:00PM-5:30PM

POLI 222 Comparative Polit Sys: Asia

The government and politics of Japan, C hina, and Indonesia and ASEAN. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Snow M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

POLI 224 Comparative Polit Sys: Africa

The government and politics of Sub-Sahar an African politics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 J. Rubongoya M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

POLI 225 Compara Polit Sys: Latin Amer

The government and politics of Latin Am erica, including Central America and the Caribbean. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 E. Lynch T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

POLI 231 International Politics

An examination of the nature of the int ernational political system, the perspec tives and behaviors of nation-states, an d the role and influence of both intergo vernmental organizations and non-governm ental actors. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 E. Lynch T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2014 J. Rubongoya M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Spring 2015 E. Lynch T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 J. Rubongoya M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

POLI 232 International Organizations

An examination of global, regional, and functional organizations. The nature an d functions of both governmental and non -governmental institutions will be discu ssed. A model United Nations Security Co uncil simulation exercise is an integral course component. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Snow T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Fall 2015 J. Snow T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

POLI 233 International Law

An examination of the nature, structure, functions, and evolution of the international legal system. The impact of international law in the behavior of international actors and the dynamics of the international system will be explored. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Snow M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

POLI 242 Western Political Theory

A study of western political theory through representative thinkers and texts from the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Garrison M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

POLI 243 American Political Theory

A survey of American political theory from colonial precursors to the present. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 J. Garrison M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

POLI 247 Theory in Int Relations

In-depth examination of the theoretical lenses in the field of International Relations, complemented by the application of the theories to contemporary issues. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-231 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 E. Lynch T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2016 A. Mihalache-O'Keef T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

POLI 250 Public Policy

An examination of the scope, nature and outcomes of the American public policy decision-making process. Lecture: 3 hrs/ wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 B. Parsons M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2014 R. Kirby T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2014 R. Kirby T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2015 B. Parsons T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 B. Parsons T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

POLI 260 Selected Topics in Pol Science

Student research, reports, and discussi on on selected problems and themes. Lec ture: 3 hrs/wk. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 A. Mihalache-O'Keef

POLI 261 Sel Top: Arab-Israeli Conflic

Student research, reports, and discussi on on selected problems and themes. Lec ture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 J. Snow M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

POLI 261 Sel Top: Criminal Procedure

Student research, reports, and discussi on on selected problems and themes. Lec ture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 A. Fetrow T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

POLI 261 Sp Top Comparative Middle East

Student research, reports, and discussi on on selected problems and themes. Lec ture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 J. Snow M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Amer. Divers

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Conflict

1 Unit

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Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Violence

1 Unit

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Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Theatre

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Diversity

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Publ Policy

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Globl Agenda

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Staff
Spring 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Violence

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Amer Herit

1 Unit

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Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Landmarks

1 Unit

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Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Publ Policy

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Controversy

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Seminar

1 Unit

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Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Cap Landmar

1 Unit

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Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Controversy

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Publ Rel Sem

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Greening

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 V. Staff

POLI 261W Wash Sem Sel Top: Globl Agenda

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 V. Staff

POLI 270 Public Administration

A survey of the role of public administration in the modern state, with emphasis on the development of bureaucracy, organizational theory, and management function. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-250 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 R. Kirby M/W 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2016 V. Staff

POLI 277 IL: African Politics & Film

1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Pre-requisites vary for each IL section. Consult http://roanoke.edu/Academics/Intensive_Learning.htm POLI-101

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2014 J. Rubongoya M/T/W/Th/F 9:00AM-4:00PM

POLI 277 Law & Film

1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Pre-requisites vary for each IL section. Consult http://roanoke.edu/Academics/Intensive_Learning.htm for details.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2015 T. Peppers M/T/W/Th/F 9:00AM-4:00PM

POLI 311 American Constitutional Law

An introduction to decision-making in th e Supreme Court and its past and present roles in American government. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 and one additional course in American politics (201, 202, 205, 270) or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 R. Leven T/Th 4:30PM-6:00PM
Fall 2015 T. Peppers T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

POLI 312 Civil Liberties

An examination of Supreme Court decision s dealing with the Bill of Rights with e mphasis on the First Amendment. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 and one additional course in American politics (201, 202, 205, 270) or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 T. Peppers W 6:00PM-9:00PM

POLI 333 Global Political Economy

A introduction to the relationship betwe en politics and economics at the theoret ical and policy levels. Lecture: 3 hrs/w k. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-231

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 A. Mihalache-O'Keef T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 J. Rubongoya M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

POLI 351 Environmental Public Policy

An examination of environmental policy-making and environmental issues at local, national, and international levels. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101, or ENVI-250, or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 A. Mihalache-O'Keef T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

POLI 352 Human Rights Policy

An introduction to the principles of human rights from a comparative policy-making perspective. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Rubongoya T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 J. Rubongoya T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

POLI 353 Making of US Foreign Policy

An introduction to the foreign policy process of the United States. Selected issues in United States foreign policy in The Cold War and post Cold War eras will also be analyzed. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments POLI-101 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 H. Warshawsky M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2016 J. Garrison M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

POLI 401 Seminar in Public Policy

Supervised review of a literature and re search project in the discipline of poli tical science. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission of the instructor; senior major status; POLI-209 and 250

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 H. Wilson W 1:10PM-4:10PM
Summer Term 2, 2014 T. Peppers
Spring 2014 T. Peppers W 1:10PM-4:10PM
Summer Term 1, 2015 T. Peppers
Spring 2015 T. Peppers W 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2016 H. Wilson W 2:20PM-5:20PM

POLI 405 Independent Study

Supervised reading and research which results in a monograph on a particular aspect of political science. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments A minimum of 3.0 major GPA & both Departmental & Instructor permission. POLI 405 is a prerequisite for POLI 407.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 A. Mihalache-O'Keef

POLI 406 Independent Study

Supervised reading and research which re sults in a monograph on a particular asp ect of political science. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments A minimum 3.0 major GPA and both instructor and major coordinator permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Garrison
Spring 2015 B. Parsons

POLI 407 Independent Study

Supervised reading and research which results in a a 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments A minimum of 3.0 major GPA & both Departmental & instructor permission. POLI 405 is a prerequisite for POLI 407.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 A. Mihalache-O'Keef

POLI 416 Public Internship

Practical experience in working with a public agency or non-governmental organi zation as a participant-observer, leadin g to the preparation of an experience re port which describes and evaluates that agencys activities. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments A minimum of 2.5 major GPA and both instructor and major coordinator permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 T. Peppers
Fall 2014 T. Peppers
Fall 2014 H. Wilson
Fall 2014 J. Garrison
Spring 2014 T. Peppers
Spring 2014 M. Scott
Fall 2015 B. Parsons
Spring 2015 H. Wilson

POLI 416W Public Internship

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 T. Peppers
Fall 2014 T. Peppers
Spring 2014 T. Peppers
Spring 2014 T. Peppers
Spring 2015 T. Peppers
Spring 2015 T. Peppers

POLI 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 T. Peppers