Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog :: Normal Campus

Political Science

POS 101: American Government (G8)

Credits: 3
This course discusses basic concepts of political science with major emphasis on the origin, principles, organization, and nature of the American federal system and politics, including the organization and operation of state political systems.
IAI – S5.900

POS 201: Contemporary World Issues (G8)

Credits: 3
This course discusses traditional and contemporary concepts and factors affecting relations among nation-states, elements of national power, clash of ideologies, the emerging nations, and the establishment and maintenance of international order.

POS 301: International Relations

Credits: 3
The structure and dynamics of the contemporary international political system and the problems facing it. Evaluation of the principal theories for understanding global politics. Includes topics such as war and peace, diplomacy, international cooperation, nationalism and ethnic conflict, global political economy, human rights, international law, the role of international organizations, race and gender, and global environmental issues.

POS 391: Constitutional Law I (cross listed with CJS 444)

Credits: 3
An analysis of the historical development and contemporary impact of American constitutional jurisprudence regarding the powers of the three branches of the federal government and the relationship of those powers to state governments. Focuses on the development of judicial review, the powers of Congress, the presidency, and the bureaucracy, and the nature of the Federal system as interpreted by the Supreme Court in landmark Supreme Court decisions.
Prereq. POS 101 and Junior/Senior Standing

POS 392: Constitutional Law II (cross listed with CJS 445)

Credits: 3
An analysis of the historical development and contemporary impact of American constitutional jurisprudence regarding American civil liberties and civil rights. Focuses on the development of civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, the incorporation of those liberties to the states, and the development of civil rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution as interpreted by the Supreme Court in landmark Supreme Court decisions.
Prereq. POS 101 and Junior/Senior Standing