Political Science

Political science as a discipline encompasses a broad range of subfields that attempt to describe and explain the political process, politics, and relationships among governments. The general areas of study in political science include American government and politics, political theory, public administration, public law, comparative politics, and international relations.

Courses

  • POLS 222 Agricultural and Water Policy
    This course covers goals, methods, and results of government programs and policies in the agriculture and natural resource industries. This includes the study of international trade policies, domestic farm policies, food safety and quality issues, resource issues and how these affect agribusiness, locally, nationally and internationally. The course will also cover western water policy with an emphasis on Washington State water policy, water rights and how these policies affect natural resources and agribusiness. Recommended: One quarter economics. Student may not earn credit for both POLS 222 and AGBS 222. Formerly PSCI 222.
  • POLS& 202 American Government
    Study of the processes and institutions of national politics in America, with special attention to relations between popular political interests and federal government operations. Course provides an understanding of how our national government works in response to legitimate political needs. Content is provided via: lecture, discussion, videos and current supplementary readings. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSCI 101, American National Government.

Courses

Courses

  • POLS 222 Agricultural and Water Policy
    This course covers goals, methods, and results of government programs and policies in the agriculture and natural resource industries. This includes the study of international trade policies, domestic farm policies, food safety and quality issues, resource issues and how these affect agribusiness, locally, nationally and internationally. The course will also cover western water policy with an emphasis on Washington State water policy, water rights and how these policies affect natural resources and agribusiness. Recommended: One quarter economics. Student may not earn credit for both POLS 222 and AGBS 222. Formerly PSCI 222.
  • POLS& 202 American Government
    Study of the processes and institutions of national politics in America, with special attention to relations between popular political interests and federal government operations. Course provides an understanding of how our national government works in response to legitimate political needs. Content is provided via: lecture, discussion, videos and current supplementary readings. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Formerly PSCI 101, American National Government.