Political Science (PSCI)

Political Science (PSCI)

PSCI 501  Political Science, Public Policy & Statesmanship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course establishes the major facets of the study of political science and explains the relationship between political science and the public policy process. Students will also discuss and apply a Biblical model of statesmanship to this process and political context.

Offered: Online

PSCI 600  Comparative Politics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course provides comparative frameworks for alternative models of politics, government, international relations, and statesmanship. Students will compare not only the American system of government and politics to other systems, but also examine the key philosophical and theoretical influences of these various systems, particularly in light of a Biblical perspective on government, politics, and statesmanship.

Offered: Online

PSCI 610  Contemporary Political Process & Trends  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines the current challenges and opportunities facing those who would lead as statesmen and women in the political context. Contemporary philosophical influences, electoral and demographic changes, and geopolitical realignments and forces will all be considered in light of a Biblical perspective. Students will be challenged to apply key concepts of political science to these discussions.

Offered: Online

PSCI 689  Thesis Proposal & Research  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to help students complete their master's thesis in Political Science. It is expected that research for the thesis project will be relevant to the student's study in the master's program and will make an academic contribution to the research in political science.

Offered: Online

PSCI 690  Thesis Defense  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Intended to demonstrate a student's ability to carry out original research. Thesis may be designed to answer practical research questions, or address theoretical or ethical issues of interest to scholars and professionals in the field of political science. Credit is not awarded until the thesis has been accepted.

Offered: Online

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