University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2002-2004 Undergraduate Catalog

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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Phone: 262-472-1120
E-Mail: polsci@uww.edu

Faculty: Paul Adogamhe, Charles Cottle, Zohreh Ghavamshahidi, Kenneth Glaudell, Anne Hamilton, Uaig Heatwole, Susan Johnson, John F. Kozlowicz (Chairperson), Xia Lollar, Paula Mohan, Sam Pernacciaro, John Valadez.
 
 

Students who major or minor in political science or minor in public administration at UW-Whitewater are offered a comprehensive course of study, emerging from the awareness that governmental policy and policy-making are of paramount importance for the life we lead. The political science program at UW-W concentrates on providing students with a basic understanding of contemporary government, policy-making, and politics. An internship program which provides students a unique opportunity to blend this theory with practice is also available. Internship possibilities include work with a legislator, on the campaign staff of a candidate for public office, a law office, or in a governmental agency. While most students intern in Wisconsin, there is also a program based in Washington, D.C. through the Washington Center to provide students with opportunities to view the national political process in action. Students should be aware of the intimate relationship between the political process and the world of business. For those interested, a liberal arts political science program combined with a professional minor might prove useful.

Also available is an interdisciplinary major in Public Policy and Administration which provides comprehensive preparation for careers in government and in government-related organizations in the private sector. This major is sponsored jointly with the Department of Management.
 
 

MAJORS/EMPHASES

Minimum requirements for transfer students: Major: At least 12 unit hours of work earned for a political science major shall be taken at UW-Whitewater. Determination of areas of political science in which these unit hours shall be taken shall be made by the chair at the time of declaration of the major. Minor: At least 6 unit hours of the work earned for a political science minor shall be taken at UW-Whitewater. Determination of areas of political science in which these unit hours shall be taken shall be made by the chair at the time of declaration of the minor.

Departmental policy requires each major to attend at least three public lectures or programs each academic year.
 
 

Internship in Political Science: To provide students with the opportunity for practical field experience in various aspects of political life, the department offers an internship in political science. Credit may be earned while working in campaigns, legislative offices, or in administrative positions at all levels of government. Internship is normally taken in the student's junior or senior year. Consent of the Chair and the faculty member directing the internship is required.

Honors in Political Science: For honors in political science, at the end of the senior year students must have a grade point average of 3.50 in all political science courses including POLISCI 488 and POLISCI 499. They must apply for honors in political science with their adviser and the departmental chairperson in the spring of the junior year. At the time of application they must show a grade-point average of 3.25 or better and at least 21 unit hours in political science either completed or to be completed during the current term.

Career Options: There are several potential options which a person interested in political science may follow. Students may wish to plan their programs with certain career objectives in mind. Among the options recommended are the following:

I. Public Employment Option--Plan A: Major in political science with a minor in public administration--Plan B: Double Major in Political Science & Public Policy & Administration
 
 

II. Law Option--Plan A: Major in political science with a minor in a related discipline--Plan B: Major in political science and a minor in Legal Studies
 
 

III. International Employment Option--Plan A: Major in political science with an emphasis in comparative and international politics--Plan B: Major in Political Science & minor in International Studies
 
 

IV. Government and Business Option--Plan A: Major in political science and a minor in a related discipline--Plan B: Major in political science and an individualized/professional minor. Interested students should check with their adviser or the department for recommended courses for each of these options.

Areas of Political Science. The department curriculum is divided into 5 basic areas. This is intended to provide a sound and balanced acquaintance with political science. Majors and minors are expected to meet the appropriate area requirements.

The areas are:

 I. American Government--courses: POLISCI 315, POLISCI 317, POLISCI 318, POLISCI 319, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 357, POLISCI 413, POLISCI 414, POLISCI 415, POLISCI 419, POLISCI 446.

II. Public Policy & Administration--courses: POLISCI 316, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 330, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 430, POLISCI 440, POLISCI 489.
 
 

III. Comparative Government--courses: POLISCI 340, POLISCI 352, POLISCI 460, POLISCI 461, POLISCI 471, POLISCI 472.
 
 

IV. International Relations--courses: POLISCI 350, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 457, POLISCI 463.
 
 

V. Political Theory--courses: POLISCI 365/565, POLISCI 411, POLISCI 412, POLISCI 420.
 
 

POLITICAL   SCIENCE (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 33 UNITS
 1.   POLISCI 141 AND POLISCI 301
 2.  SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 1-AMER GOVMT
          POLISCI 315, POLISCI 317, POLISCI 318, POLISCI 319, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 357, POLISCI 413, POLISCI  414, POLISCI  415, POLISCI  419 AND POLISCI 446
 3.  SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 2-PUB POLICY
     & ADMIN
          POLISCI 316, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 330, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 430, POLISCI 440 AND POLISCI 489
 4.  SELECT 3 UNITS  FROM COURSES AREA 3-COMPARATIVE
     GOVERNMENT
          POLISCI 352, POLISCI 460, POLISCI 461, POLISCI 471 AND POLISCI 472
 5.  SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 4-INTERNATNL
     RELATIONS
          POLISCI 340, POLISCI 350, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 457,  POLISCI 463, AND POLISCI 464
 6.  SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 5-POL THEORY
      POLISCI 365, POLISCI 411, POLISCI 412 OR POLISCI 420
 7.  SELECT 6 ELECTIVE 300 OR 400 LEVEL UNITS FROM THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
 8. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT EXCLUDING GENED 140
 9.  COMPLETE SIGNIFICANT WRITING IN ADVANCED
     COURSE WITH VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR.
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

POLITICAL SCIENCE (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 430 AND SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 6. GEOGRPHY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. ECON 213 OR ECON 324 RLS

 8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDUINDP 496
 
 

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

 1.   POLISCI 141 AND POLISCI 301
 2.  SELECT 3 UNITS  FROM COURSES AREA 1-AMER GOVMT         POLISCI 315, POLISCI 317, POLISCI 318, POLISCI 319, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 357, POLISCI 413, POLISCI 414, POLISCI 415, POLISCI 419 AND POLISCI 446
 3.  SELECT 3 UNITS  FROM COURSES AREA 2-PUB POLICY
     & ADMIN
          POLISCI 316, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 330, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 430, POLISCI 440 AND POLISCI 489
 4.  SELECT 3 UNITS  FROM COURSES AREA 3-COMPARATIVE
     GOVERNMENT
          POLISCI 352, POLISCI 460, POLISCI 461, POLISCI 471 AND POLISCI 472
 5.  SELECT 3 UNITS  FROM COURSES AREA 4-INTERNATNL
     RELATIONS
          POLISCI 340, POLISCI 350, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 457, POLISCI 463 AND POLISCI 464
 6.  SELECT 3 UNITS  FROM COURSES AREA 5-POL THEORY
         POLISCI 365, POLISCI 411, POLISCI 412 OR POLISCI 420
 7.   SELECT 13 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT EXCLUDING GENED 140
 8. SELECT 20 UNITS FROM AT LEAST 2 DEPTS: ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
 9.   COMPLETE SIGNIFICANT WRITING IN ADVANCED     COURSE WITH VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR.
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 
 

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD POLITICAL SCIENCE I EMPHASIS (BSE)
 
 

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 430

 6. GEOGRPHY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. ECON 213 OR ECON 324 RLS

 8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 10. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDUINDP 496
 
 

MAJOR - 54 UNITS

 1. POLISCI 141 AND POLISCI 301

 2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 1-AMER GOVMT

 POLISCI 315, POLISCI 317, POLISCI 318, POLISCI 319, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 346, POLISCI 357, POLISCI 413, POLISCI 414, POLISCI 415, POLISCI 419 AND POLISCI 446

 3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 2-PUB POLICY

 & ADMIN

 POLISCI 316, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 330, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 430, POLISCI 440 AND POLISCI 489

 4. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 3-COMPARATIVE

 GOVERNMENT

 POLISCI 352, POLISCI 460, POLISCI 461, POLISCI 471 AND POLISCI 472

 5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 4-INTERNATNL

 RELATIONS

 POLISCI 340, POLISCI 350, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 377, POLISCI 457, POLISCI 462 AND POLISCI 463

 6. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES AREA 5-POL THEORY

 POLISCI 365, POLISCI 411, POLISCI 412 OR POLISCI 420

 7. SELECT 13 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT EXCLUDING GENED 140

 8. SELECT 20 UNITS FROM AT LEAST 2 DEPARTMENTS: ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

 9. COMPLETE SIGNIFICANT WRITING IN ADVANCED COURSE WITH VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR
 
 

SOCIAL STUDIES-BROADFIELD

POLITICAL SCIENCE II EMPHASIS (BSE)
 
 

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

 1. C&I SECNDED 466

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 210

 4. STUDENT TEACHING

 a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 412

 b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM C&I CIFLD 414

 5. C&I SECNDED 430

 6. GEOGRPHY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS

 7. ECON 213 OR ECON 324 RLS

 8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 10. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDUINDP 496
 
 

MAJOR - 54 UNITS

 1. POLISCI 141

 2. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF 3 GROUPS BELOW:

 GROUP 1: POLISCI 315, POLISCI 317, POLISCI 318, POLISCI 319, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 346, POLISCI 357, POLISCI 413, POLISCI 414, POLISCI 415, POLISCI 419, POLISCI 446

 GROUP 2: POLISCI 316, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 330, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 430, POLISCI 440, POLISCI 489

 GROUP 3: POLISCI 352, POLISCI 460, POLISCI 461, POLISCI 471, POLISCI 472

 GROUP 4: POLISCI 340, POLISCI 350, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 377, POLISCI 457, POLISCI 462, POLISCI 463

 GROUP 5: POLISCI 365, POLISCI 411, POLISCI 412, POLISCI 420

 3. SELECT 10 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT EXCLUDING GENED 140

 4. SELECT 32 UNITS FROM AT LEAST 3 DEPARTMENTS: ANTHROPOLOGY, ECONOMICS, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

 5. COMPLETE SIGNIFICANT WRITING IN ADVANCED COURSE WITH VERIFICATION BY INSTRUCTOR.
 
 

MINORS/EMPHASES
 
 

LEGAL STUDIES
 
 

MINOR - 25 UNITS

 1. POLISCI 360, POLISCI 493, PSCI POLISCI 498 OR FNBSLW 498, POLISCI 419, FNBSLW 341

 2. SELECT 2 COURSES FROM:

 POLISCI 413, POLISCI 414, POLISCI 415

 3. SELECT 2 COURSES FROM:

FNBSLW 342, FNBSLW 348, FNBSLW 442, FNBSLW 443, FNBSLW 455
 
 

POLITICAL SCIENCE
 
 

MINOR - 21 UNITS

 1. POLISCI 141

 2. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF 3 GROUPS BELOW:

 GROUP 1: POLISCI 315, POLISCI 317, POLISCI 318, POLISCI 319, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 357, POLISCI 413, POLISCI 414, POLISCI 415, POLISCI 419, POLISCI 446

 GROUP 2: POLISCI 316, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 330, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 430, POLISCI 440, POLISCI 489

 GROUP 3: POLISCI 352, POLISCI 460, POLISCI 461, POLISCI 471, POLISCI 472

 GROUP 4: POLISCI 340, POLISCI 350, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 457, POLISCI 463, POLISCI 464

 GROUP 5: POLISCI 365, POLISCI 411, POLISCI 412, POLISCI 420

 3. SELECT 9 ELECTIVE POLITICAL SCIENCE UNITS EXCEPT GENED 140
 
 

POLITICAL SCIENCE EDUCATION EMPHASIS
 
 

MINOR - 22 UNITS

  1.   POLISCI 141
 2.  SELECT 1 COURSE FROM EACH OF 3 GROUPS BELOW:
      GROUP 1: POLISCI 315, POLISCI 317, POLISCI 318, POLISCI 319, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 357, POLISCI 413, POLISCI 414, POLISCI 415,         POLISCI 419, POLISCI 446
      GROUP 2: POLISCI 316, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 330, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 430, POLISCI 440, POLISCI 489
      GROUP 3: POLISCI 352, POLISCI 460, POLISCI 461,  POLISCI 471, POLISCI 472
      GROUP 4: POLISCI 340, POLISCI 350, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 457, POLISCI 463, POLISCI 464
      GROUP 5: POLISCI 365, POLISCI 411, POLISCI 412, POLISCI 420
 3.   SELECT 9 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM THE POLITICAL      SCIENCE DEPARTMENT EXCLUDING GENED 140
 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
 
 

Ron Berger, Coordinator
 
 

The Criminal Justice Minor is an interdisciplinary field of study that integrates career-development goals with a liberal arts curriculum. The Minor consists primarily of social and behavioral science courses that will enhance students' understanding of the nature and causes of criminal and delinquent behavior and the operation of the criminal justice system in the United States. It will help prepare students to pursue careers in law enforcement (local, state, and federal), adult and juvenile probation and parole, correctional counseling and group home work, private security, and criminal justice research.
 
 

MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. SELECT 5 COURSES FROM:

 GROUP 1: SOCIOLGY 276, SOCIOLGY 325, SOCIOLGY 370, SOCIOLGY 374, SOCIOLGY 378

 GROUP 2: POLISCI 316, POLISCI 415, POLISCI 419

 GROUP 3: SOCWORK 235

 GROUP 4: SFTYGEN 255

 2. SELECT 3 COURSES FROM (CANNOT COUNT BOTH SOCIOLGY 355 & PSYCH 355; COURSES CREDITED TOWARD AREA 1 CANNOT BE CREDITED TOWARD AREA 2):

 GROUP 1: SOCIOLGY 276, SOCIOLGY 325, SOCIOLGY 352, SOCIOLGY 355, SOCIOLGY 370, SOCIOLGY 374, SOCIOLGY 378, SOCIOLGY 451, SOCIOLGY 459

 GROUP 2: PSCI POLISCI 316, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 414,

POLISCI 415, POLISCI 419, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 462

 GROUP 3: SOCWORK 102, SOCWORK 235, SOCWORK 311, SOCWORK 380

 GROUP 4: SFTYGEN 255

 GROUP 5: PSYCH 304, PSYCH 331, PSYCH 332, PSYCH 345, PSYCH 355, PSYCH 446, PSYCH 486

 GROUP 6: SPEECH 228, SPEECH 244, SPEECH 328, SPEECH 424

 3. NO MORE THAN 12 UNITS FROM ANY ONE

 DEPARTMENT MAY BE USED IN THIS MINOR.
 
 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
 
 

The purpose of this program is to provide students interested in public service the possibility to do undergraduate study in the field as preparation for possible careers in government. The program is composed of courses offered in several departments to give direction and emphasis in the area of Public Administration.
 
 

MINOR - 22 UNITS

 1. POLISCI 141, POLISCI 320, POLISCI 489 AND MANGEMNT 211

 2. SELECT 10 UNITS FROM COURSES

 POLISCI 330, POLISCI 356, POLISCI 421, POLISCI 430, POLISCI 440, POLISCI 446, ACCOUNT 244, ECON 356, FNBSLW 348, MARKETNG 436, SOCIOLGY 250, SOCIOLGY 352 OR A COURSE APPROVED BY THE

 CHAIRPERSON OF THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPT
 
 

Social Studies minor in elementary education curriculum: See L&S Interdepartmental section.
 
 

PROGRAM OF PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

Susan Johnson Coordinator
 
 

The University offers an opportunity for students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Public Policy and Administration. The major is designed to prepare students for careers in local, state, or national governments, and in businesses and other organizations in the private sector which work closely with government. The major is sponsored jointly by the Political Science Department in the College of Letters and Sciences and the Management Department in the College of Business and Economics. The courses in the major are offered by these two departments and by several other departments in the two Colleges, providing broad interdisciplinary preparation for the student.
 
 

MAJOR
 
 

PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (BS)
 
 

MAJOR - 60 UNITS

 1. ACCOUNT 244, ECON 202, MANGEMNT 211, PSYCH 211

 2. MATH 231 OR PSYCH 215

 3. MANGEMNT 301, MANGEMNT 480, POLISCI 344, POLISCI 320 AND POLISCI 330

 4. POLISCI 489

 5. SELECT 3 - 12 UNITS FROM COURSE POLISCI 493 IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER.

 A 2.25 COMBINED UW-W & TRANSFER GPA IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE COURSE.

 6. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER SELECT 0-9 UNITS OF ELECTIVES IN LIBERAL ARTS OR BUSINESS COURSES

 7. IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ADVISER

 SELECT A 15 UNIT CONCENTRATION FROM

 PUBLIC POLICY, GENERAL MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL, POLICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION, PLANNING AND BUDGET ADMINISTRATION, URBAN AFFAIRS, AND LEGAL AFFAIRS; OR AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN.
 
 

WRITING REQUIREMENT - 3 UNITS

 1. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM

 BSEDCNA 353, ENGLISH 370, ENGLISH 372, POLISCI 300 RLS
 
 

*General Studies Recommendations: POLISCI 141 American Government and Politics, ECON 211 Economic Principles, MATH 143 Finite Math for Business and Social Sciences or MATH 152 Elementary Functions.
 
 

Overall G.P.A. of 2.25 or higher is required to take POLISCI 493 and to graduate. No more than 3 Economics and 10 Business courses may be taken. Courses applied toward General Studies cannot be used for major or liberal arts requirements. A minor is not required.
 
 

CERTIFICATION
 
 

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE
 
 

John Kozlowicz (Coordinator)
 
 

CERTIFICATE - 19 UNITS

 1. POLISCI 360, POLISCI 493, POLISCI 498 OR FNBSLW 498

 2. SELECT 2 COURSES FROM

POLISCI 413, POLISCI 414, POLISCI 415, POLISCI 419

 3. SELECT 2 COURSES FROM

FNBSLW 341, FNBSLW 342, FNBSLW 348, FNBSLW 442, FNBSLW 443, FNBSLW 455

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