Provides an introduction to the debates over globalization. Focuses on the public relations case study analysis and intensification of global ties. Addresses the resulting inequalities and tensions, as well as the new opportunities for cultural and political exchange.
Topics include the impacts on government, finance, labor, culture, the environment, health, and activism. Surveys a variety of implicit and explicit values that inspire political action. Explores whether there is such a thing as a universe interest and what it might be, who should rule, and whether justice will be done. Institutions and politics in the American political system. Ways of thinking about how significant problems, crises, and conflicts of American society are resolved politically. The world community, its politics, and government.
Political systems in a comparative framework. Traditional and contemporary approaches to the study of governments and societies in different countries. Introduces students to the practice of academic, legal and political debate. Provides students with basic principles and theories of argument, but primarily emphasizes opportunities for in-class and public debates in order to develop student abilities in public speaking, research and analytical and legal reasoning. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for COM 335. Introduces historical origins, foundational theories, basic documents, personalities, and legal and political processes which have promoted international human rights as a widely accepted legal and moral foundation for a just world order. Selected themes in American and occasionally other modern and contemporary cultures.
Considers major issues and traditions in American thinking about democracy, citizenship, membership, and justice. Focuses on works by important thinkers from the Founding to the twentieth century. Includes conflicting visions and tensions associated with the demands of newly rising social groups, and American identities. Political economy as a tool for understanding and evaluating the political world. Combines theory, methods, and insights derived from economics and political science and applies them to a range of substantive issues. Explores the role of rhetoric, argumentation, deliberation, and debate in politics.
Examines different theories of public dialogue, the importance of civic culture as well as critiques of these forums. Develops students’ public speaking, argumentation, and oral rhetoric skills. TPOL S 300 Mass Media and U. Examines role of mass audiences in politics from the standpoint of the communication strategies used to shape their political involvement. Topics include: social structure and political participation, political propaganda and persuasion, the political uses of public opinion, and the mass media and politics. Analyzes local, state, and federal elections to examine the role of election rules and organizations on political outcomes. Also evaluates the role of political parties, candidates, the media, financing, political strategies, and various interest groups on who gets elected and how.