American National and State Politics Emphasis

Core Courses
PSC 501 Introduction to the Graduate Study of Politics 4
PSC 502 Methods Of Inquiry 4
PSC 590 Closure Exercise 4
Select one:
Comprehensive Examination
Thesis
Participant/Observer Case Study
Emphasis Courses
Select 16 hours from the following: 16
Legislative Politics
Public Opinion
ECCE: African Americans and American Politics
Illinois Government and Politics
The American Presidency
American Political Behavior
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Policy Analysis and Implementation
Political Psychology
Appellate Advocacy: Moot Court
The Supreme Court and Judicial Politics
The American Constitution and Civil Liberties
National Security Issues and the U.S. Constitution
ECCE: Women and Politics
Religion, Politics, and Public Policy
Current and Emerging Public Policies
Seminar In American Politics
Graduate Seminar in Comparative State Politics
Seminar in Politics and Law
Seminar on Congress
Seminar On Public Policy
Seminar in Courts and Policymaking
Collective Action: Political Movements and Revolution
Constitution and National Security Issues
Practical Politics Seminar in Political Campaigns
Practical Politics Seminar in Lobbying
Practical Politics Seminar in Policy Formation, Analysis, and Presentation
Additional PSC Electives 12
Internship
PSC 530 Graduate Internship in Political Science 1 1-8
Total Hours 40
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A maximum of eight hours of internship can be applied toward the degree as elective hours.