Dr. Guth is participating in the Washington, DC Internship Program for the Spring 2013 term.
The basic political science course focusing on American politics. Emphasis on the principles, institutions and politics of the federal government. Topics include: the U.S. Constitution, the presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court, political parties and interest groups, and the federal bureaucracy.
PSC-150 Introduction to Political Analysis
GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior)
This course introduces students to the methodology of contemporary political science, including research techniques for studying political behavior. More specifically, this course is intended to introduce students to the “science” side of Political Science.
Prerequisites: PSC-101 or PSC-102
PSC-202 The American Presidency
The constitutional and political evolution of the presidential office, with emphasis on relations with Congress, the federal bureaucracy and the judiciary. Focus on presidential functions such as legislative leadership, budgeting, administrative coordination and making foreign policy.
PSC-210 Interest Groups and Political Movements
Analysis of the role of interest groups and political movements in the United States, with a focus on the origins, maintenance and strategies of these organizations.