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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Agriculture and Food Systems 020
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Animal Science 067
Anthropology 070
Archaeology 075
Architectural Studies 076
Armenian 078
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrobiology 101
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology 126
Business Analytics and Information Technolgy 136
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
Economics 220
Education 300
Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
Environmental Certificates
Environmental Planning 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Environmental Studies 381
European Studies 360
Exercise Science 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
French 420
Gender and Media 438
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Holocaust Studies 564
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
International and Global Studies 558
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Caribbean Studies 595
Leadership and Management 605
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Management and Global Business 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Military Science Minor (Military Science 691N, Naval Science 692N, Aerospace Science 693N, Non-Commissioning 695N)
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
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Minor in Political Science
Minor in Critical Intelligence Studies 205
Minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics 792
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Minor in Government and Business 793
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Sport Management 955
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management 799
Theater 965
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 988
World Language Proficiency Certificates
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication and Information
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
School of Management and Labor Relations
Honors College of Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Political Science 790 Courses  


01:790:101 Nature of Politics (3) Crucial issues in politics: individual and community; political obligation and civil disobedience; stability, revolution, and change; legitimacy and justice; freedom and power.
01:790:102 Introduction to International Relations (3) Explanations of patterns of behavior in international systems. Topics include the state, sovereignty, war, power, nationalism, imperialism, security dilemmas, interdependence, international regimes, and ethical issues.
01:790:103 Comparative Politics (3) Selected political systems considered in a comparative framework. Cases taken from among both more and less economically developed countries. Focuses on governmental processes and institutions.
01:790:104 American Government (3) Comprehensive analysis of American political institutions. Issues and problems faced by federal, state, and local governments under the impact of modern conditions. The leading political, economic, and social influences affecting democratic government.  
10:790:106 Law and Politics (3) Inquiry into role of law and politics in the federal court system. Focus on interaction between Supreme Court, Congress, and president. Assessment of role of courts in the United States.
01:790:120 Inequality (4) Economic and political explanations for the growth in U.S. income inequality since the 1970s; measurement of inequality; comparisons with other countries and with earlier eras in the U.S.; explanatory roles of discrimination, immigration, globalization, superstar and winner-take-all markets, party politics, and differences between rich and poor in voting power, political voice, and political participation; perspectives from other social and behavioral science disciplines. Lower-level elective. Credit not given for both this course and 01:220:120.
01:790:204 Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (3) Genesis and development of democracies and dictatorships in advanced industrial societies and in the third world. Role of capitalism; revolutionary, conservative, and liberal movements; contemporary forms of imperialism and dependency.
01:790:220 The Civic Community as Theory and Practice (3) Critical examination of issues of civil community, citizenship, democracy, and civic responsibility. Includes special activities and discussion of community service performed in conjunction with course.
Corequisite: 01:790:400 Independent Study: Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships (CESEP) program Community Service Placement (1).
01:790:237 Political Economy and Society (3) Introduction to issues raised by the changing role of government toward business and the economy; survey of major policies; introduction to competing schools of political economic thought.
01:790:250,251,252,253 Topics in Political Science (1.5,1.5,1.5,1.5)  Special topics that vary with the instructor.
01:790:254 Intro to The Research Process: The Literature Review (1.5) Intensive examination of social science literature with an eye to understanding the structure of published research and writing a literature review. Topics vary by instructor.
01:790:264 Religion and Reproduction: Jewish and Christian Experiences (3) Exploration of the intersection of religion and reproduction the United States and Israel in shaping reproductive practices, norms, and policies. Ethnographic case studies of reproduction among Jews and Christians with some attention to historical analyses and philosophical commentaries. Gender and religion will form the two primary modes of analysis for the study of reproduction. Credit not given for this course and 01:563:264, 01:840:263, or 01:988:220.
01:790:280 Politics of Disability (3) Examines the politics behind the creation and implementation of public policy related to disability and the allocation of resources to support such policies.  Teaches some basics of political activism.
01:790:292 Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies (3) Provides an intellectual foundation for the study of intelligence, both as it has been practiced through history and as it is currently practiced by different nations and other entities today. Offers critical assessment of primary American efforts.
01:790:300 Introduction to Political Science Methods (3) Logic and techniques of social science research. Topics may include survey research, experiments, content analysis, data processing, and elementary statistics. No special math skills required.
01:790:301 Political Campaigning (3) Development of campaign strategy, planning campaign activities, campaign organization, financing, public relations and media use, voter contact, polling, campaign ethics, the impact of campaigns on the American system.
01:790:302 American Party Politics (3) Nature and functioning of the two-party system, its causes and effects. Particular attention devoted to the electoral role of parties, including political leadership and organization, nominations, campaigns, finance, and party programs.
01:790:303 Elections and Participation (3) Mass political participation in the United States as reflected in voting, electoral politics, and other forms of political participation.
01:790:304 Congressional Politics (3) Functions of legislatures; their structure, organization, and procedure; the problems and principles of lawmaking; and the process by which law is created.
01:790:305 Public Policy Formation (3) Origin and impact of public policy decisions on society. How specific decisions are made. How these decisions affect the structure of society. Individual cases analyzed.
01:790:306 American Presidency (3) Historical and legal evolution of the office of the presidency. Role of the president as party leader, chief legislator, executive, and public spokesman.
01:790:307 Survey Research (3) Theory and practice of mass opinion surveys and their use in political science. Sampling theory, questionnaire format, question framing, interviewing, coding, and interpretation of results.
01:790:308 New Jersey Politics (3) Examination of various aspects of politics in New Jersey, including elections, governmental institutions, and public policies and the policy making process.
01:790:309 The Politics of Puerto Rican Development (3) Analysis of relationship between political and economic development in the 20th century, changing nature of U.S./Puerto Rican relations, formation of the colonial state, and the statehood and independence movements. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:309.
01:790:310 UK Politics (3) Institutions and political practices in the United Kingdom. Emphasis on the functioning of democracy in the changing social, economic, and psychological conditions of the contemporary world.
01:790:311 European Politics (3) Analysis of national governments in western Europe and of the European Union (EU). Focus on contemporary issues including economic liberalization, welfare state reform, European law, foreign policy, and enlargement to eastern Europe.
01:790:312 Change in Latin America (3) Emerging political and social issues in Latin America: development, democratization, sovereignty, religion, gender, race, migration.
01:790:313 Political Economy of East Asia (3)