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PLSC 101 - Careers in Political Science (1).
Description: This course introduces students to a wide variety of career and post-graduate options in Political Science.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 199 - General Political Sci Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 201 - American Government (3).
Description: National governmental institutions and the political processes which shape public policy. Meets state requirements for course on the U.S. Constitution. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Constitution Requirement, Social Science

PLSC 201H - American Government (3).
Description: National governmental institutions and the political processes which shape public policy. Meets state requirements for course on the U.S. Constitution. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Constitution Requirement, Social Science

PLSC 202 - State and Local Government (3).
Description: A comparative study of the structure and functions of state and local government institutions and political processes. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Social Science

PLSC 202H - State and Local Government (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 205 - International Politics (3).
Description: An introduction to the conceptual framework of contemporary foreign policy and international relations.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Global Perspective, Social Science

PLSC 205H - International Politics (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Global Perspective, Social Science

PLSC 207 - Comparative Politics (3).
Description: An introduction to the discipline of comparative politics. The course will explore the theoretical components of governments of the world and will prepare students for upper level area studies.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Global Perspective, Social Science

PLSC 207H - Comparative Politics (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Global Perspective, Social Science

PLSC 260 - The United Nations (3).
Description: The organization and procedures of the United Nations. Preparation for participation in a model United Nations. Notes: Lab Fee: $25. Intensive Oral Communication course. Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Global Perspective, Oral Communication, Social Science

PLSC 260H - The United Nations (3).
Description: The organization and procedures of the United Nations. Preparation for participation in a model United Nations. Notes: Intensive Oral Communication course. Offered in spring. Lab Fee: $20.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Global Perspective, Oral Communication, Social Science

PLSC 261 - Model UN Symposium (1).
Description: Learn to chair and support parliamentary organizations. Manage large conference. Understand how United Nations Secretariat functions. Notes: Offered in spring. Prerequisites: PLSC 260 with a grade of C- or better or permission of instructor.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 299 - General Political Sci Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 305 - The National Executive (3).
Description: Study of the contemporary U.S. Presidency and the Executive Branch. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission on instructor. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 306 - Congress (3).
Description: Congress and its principal activities, including an analysis of the way in which Congress makes public policy. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 306H - Congress (3).
Description: Congress and its principal activities, including an analysis of the way in which Congress makes public policy. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 307 - American Parties and Practical Politics (3).
Description: Political parties, interest groups and citizen politics. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 307H - American Parties and Practical Politics (3)
Description: Political parties, interest groups and citizen politics. Prerequisite: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 308 - Campaign and Elections (3).
Description: Study of campaign competition and electoral mechanisms in the American political system. Prerequisite: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 309 - Controversies of the American Founding (3).
Description: This course will offer an in-depth look at some of the political and religious controversies that shaped the American founding. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Constitution Requirement

PLSC 310 - The Judiciary (3).
Description: Study of the courts as decision-making bodies in the political process. Their relationship to the legal profession, interest groups and other parts of government. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 311 - Constitutional Law: Federalism and Institutions (3).
Description: Study of the substantive law of separation of powers; powers among the branches of government and between national and state governments. Emphasis on legal, political and historical contexts and processes. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 311H - Constitutional Law: Federalism & Institutions (3)
Description: Study of the substantive law of separation of powers; powers among the branches of government and between national and state governments. Emphasis on legal, political and historical contexts and processes. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 312 - Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3).
Description: The substantive law of rights and liberties, with an emphasis on the political freedoms of speech and press, religious freedom, freedom from discrimination, and due process rights in criminal law. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a C- or better or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 312H - Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3)
Description: The substantive law of rights and liberties, with an emphasis on the political freedoms of speech and press, religious freedom, freedom from discrimination, and due process rights in criminal law. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a C- or better or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 313 - Public Opinion and Political Participation (3).
Description: The nature, formation and measurement of public opinion, including the kinds of political participation, and the ways that public opinion, political participation, and public policy influence one another. Participation in conducting telephone surveys is required. Notes: Offered variable times. Lab Fee: $50. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 314 - Media and Politics (3).
Description: The effects of the mass media on American politics including its role in campaigns, institutions and public policy. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 314H - Media and Politics

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 317 - African American Politics and Policy (3).
Description: This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Black political experience in the United States. It considers relevant historical background and context, the constitutional framework of American government, and the nature of interactions with the main institutions of government. What is more, the course focuses on the role and participation of Blacks in US government and politics as well as the role of political parties, independent government politics, and social movements. In the process, the course highlights the Black struggle for freedom, justice, equality, and full inclusion in the American political community. The role of race, class, and gender in African American politics is a concomitant focus of the course. Notes: Cross-listed with AAMS 317. Offered periodically. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 or AAMS 300 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 319 - Race and Ethnic Politics in the United States (3).
Description: This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the significance of race and ethnicity in American politics and policymaking. Rooted in theories of race, racism, and political economy, the course considers relevant historical background, the constitutional framework of American government, and the nature of interactions between whites, blacks, Latinos, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Indians peoples and the main institutions of government. Notes: Cross-listed with AAMS 319. Offered periodically. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 or AAMS 300 with grade of C- or better or permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 321 - Public Policy and Policy Analysis (3).
Description: A study of policy formulation and adoption at various governmental levels and of methodologies used to measure policy impacts. Notes: Offered periodically. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 321H - Public Policy and Policy Analysis (3).
Description: A study of policy formulation and adoption at various governmental levels and of methodologies used to measure policy impacts. Notes: Offered periodically. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 323 - Public Administration (3).
Description: This course explores the major topics in the study of public administration, including organizational theory, personnel management, financial management and administrative law. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C or better, or permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 323H - Public Administration (3)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 324 - Health Politics and Policy (3).
Description: This course will examine health politics and policy from a comparative perspective. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 325 - Environmental Politics (3).
Description: A study of the creation and implementation of major national and international environmental policies, and the varied social and political movements engaged environmental politics. Notes: Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 325H - Enviromental Politics (3).
Description: A study of the creation and implementation of major national and international environmental policies, and the varied social and political movements engaged environmental politics. Notes: Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 332 - Government and Politics of Asia (3).
Description: Examination of contemporary political issues, political forces and governmental institutions in Asia. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or PLSC 207, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 335 - Government and Politics of Latin America (3).
Description: Examination of contemporary political issues, political forces, and governmental institutions in Latin America. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or 207 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 335H - Gov and Politics Latin America

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 336 - Post Soviet Politics and Society: Inside the Enigma (3)
Description: An introduction to the government and politics of the nations of the former Soviet Union with particular concentration on Russia. The course will emphasize the enduring political culture of the ex-Soviet space, as well as the relation of these countries to a globalizing world. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or 207 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 337 - Women and Global Politics (3).
Description: Examines the role of women in the sphere of global politics. Course assumes some knowledge of the basic issues confronting women in contemporary global context. Notes: Cross-listed with WMST 337. Prerequisites: WMST 300 or PLSC 205 or 207 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 337H - Women and Global Politics (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 338 - Government and Politics of Africa (3).
Description: Examination of historical and contemporary political issues, political forces, and governmental institutions in Africa. Notes: Cross-listed with AAMS 338. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or 207 or AAMS 300, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 345 - European Politics (3).
Description: A study of governmental systems, cultures, and enduring problems of Western and Central Europe. Notes: Offered alternate fall semesters. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or 207 or permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 345H - European Politics (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 350 - Scope and Methods (3).
Description: Introduction to methodology, the research process, the relationship of theory to research and the conduct of research involving research techniques and simple numerical analysis. Participation in conducting telephone surveys is required. Lab Fee: $50.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 350H - Scope and Methods (3).
Description: Introduction to methodology, the research process, the relationship of theory to research and the conduct of research involving research techniques and simple numerical analysis. Participation in conducting telephone surveys is required. Lab Fee: $50
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 351 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (3).
Description: Survey of the history of Western political thought from the Ancient Greeks through the Middle Ages. Notes: Prerequisites: HMXP 102 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 351H - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 352 - Modern and Contemporary Political Thought (3).
Description: Survey of the major political ideas of the modern era from the Enlightenment through Postmodernism. Prerequisites: HMXP 102 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 352H - Modern and Contemporary Political Thought (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 355 - Political Ideologies (3).
Description: A critical study of the ideologies important to the formulation and development of the political systems in the modern world. Prerequisites: HMXP 102 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 355H - Political Ideologies (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 356 - American Political Thought (3).
Description: Explores the origins of current American Political Thought through an examination of political writings from colonial times to the present. Notes: Course may be used to satisfy the constitution requirement. Prerequisites: HMXP 102 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Constitution Requirement, Humanities and Arts

PLSC 362 - Collegiate Model United Nations (1).
Description: This course will address the complex questions inherent about international organizations and employ a text on the subject. The combination of course structure and the student contribution and obligation will allow Winthrop students to compete at a higher level in the collegiate conferences. The course will also allow for more specific research areas on country assignment politics rather than the broader ideas found in PLSC 260. Notes: Offered in fall. May be taken twice for academic credit. Lab Fee: $85. Prerequisites: PLSC 260.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 371 - Women and Politics in the U S (3).
Description: Women, as a special interest group, and their role in the American political process. Notes: Cross-listed with WMST 371. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 or WMST 300 with a grade of C or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 390 - Selected Topics in Political Science (3).
Description: Topics to be chosen by the instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 390H - Selected Topics in Political Science (3).
Description: Topics to be chosen by the instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 399 - General Political Sci Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 450H - Honors: Selected Topics in Political Science (3).
Prerequisite: Permission of the Chair.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 470 - Experiential Learning in Political Science (0).
Description: Students participate in a significant experiential learning opportunity in political science or related field, requiring a commitment of at least 20 hours, typically undertaken outside of course requirements. Notes: Students must provide adequate documentation of the hours and placement. Prerequisites: Permission of department chair required.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies

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PLSC 471 - Academic Internship in Political Science (1)
Description: Students complete a work placement in a field related to some aspect of political science. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer. Students are limited to a total of three credit hours in PLSC 471, 472 and 473. Prerequisites: Permission of the Chair.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Internship

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PLSC 472 - Academic Internship in Political Science (2).
Description: Students apply political science concepts through their work in government, politics, lobbying and/or related agencies. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer. Prerequisites: Permission of department required.
2.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Internship

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PLSC 473 - Academic Internship in Political Science (3).
Description: Students complete a work placement in a field related to some aspect of political science. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer. Students are limited to a total of three credit hours in PLSC 471, 472 and/or 473.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Internship

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PLSC 490 - Senior Capstone in Political Science (3).
Description: Students explore the development of Political Science as a discipline and write a lengthy paper on a Political Science topic of their choice. Notes: Students may not receive credit for both PLSC 450H and PLSC 490, or both HONR 450H and PLSC 490. Intensive Writing course. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: PLSC 350 and a total of 21 hours of Political Science; senior status.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Capstone Course, Intensive Writing

PLSC 490H - Senior Capstone in Political Science (3).
Description: Students explore the development of Political Science as a discipline and write a lengthy paper on a Political Science topic of their choice. Notes: Students may not receive credit for both PLSC 450H and PLSC 490, or both HONR 450H and PLSC 490. Intensive Writing course. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: PLSC 350 and a total of 21 hours of Political Science; senior status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
Capstone Course, Intensive Writing

PLSC 498 - Independent Study in Political Science (3).
Description: This course is designed to allow students to study a topic of Political Science in greater depth than allowed in a traditional classroom setting. Students will receive assignments from their supervising instructor as appropriate. Notes: Course may be repeated once. Students are limited to a total of nine hours in PLSC 450H, 471, 472, 473, 498, 501, 502 and 503. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and chair required.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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PLSC 498H - Independent Study in Political Science (3).

3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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PLSC 499 - Independent Research in Political Science (3).
Approved Titles: Studies in Arab Politics

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 499H - General Political Science Elective (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 500 - Academic Research in Political Science (0).
Description: Students conduct original research in a Political Science field. Notes: Offered in the fall. Course may be repeated.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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PLSC 501 - Academic Research in Political Science (1).
Description: Students conduct original research in a Political Science field. Notes: Students are limited to nine total credits in PLSC 471, 472, 473, 498, 501, 502, 503, and 450H.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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PLSC 502 - Academic Research in Political Science (2).
Description: Students conduct original research in a Political Science field. Notes: Students are limited to nine total credits in PLSC 498, 471, 472, 473, 501, 502, 503, and 450H.
2.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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PLSC 503 - Academic Research in Political Science (3).
Description: Students conduct original research in a Political Science field. Notes: Students are limited to nine total credits in PLSC 498, 471, 472, 473, 501, 502, 503, and 450H.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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PLSC 504 - American Foreign Policy (3).
Description: Study of policy formulation and the decision-making process. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or 207 or graduate status or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 504H - American Foreign Policy (3).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 505 - Government and Politics of Modern China (3).
Description: This course will provide students a chance to focus on one of the most powerful Asian countries in the world in terms of its place in present day politics. Students will learn how China deals with its own policies as a Communist country and how it deals with the rest of the world. Notes: Offered alternate years. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or 207 or graduate status or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 506 - International Political Economy (3).
Description: A study of the foundations and operation of the international political economy. Examines the impact and influences of the key institutions, theories, and trends guiding the interaction of politics and economics globally. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or 207 or graduate status or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 507 - Social Movements (3).
Description: This course will examine the origins, visions, strategies, impacts, and outcomes of a variety of different social movements within an historical and global context. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Political Science Department

PLSC 507H - Social Movements (3).
Description: This course will examine the origins, visions, strategies, impacts, and outcomes of a variety of different social movements within an historical and global context. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 508 - National Security Policy (3).
Description: An exploration of a number of approaches to national security, including traditional military analysis to newer issues such as environmental and resource security. Prerequisites: PLSC 205 or 207 or graduate status or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 510 - Topics in Political Inquiry (3).
Description: Topics to be chosen by the instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. Offered at variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 510H - Topics in Political Inquiry (3)
Description: Topics to be chosen by the instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. Offered at variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 512 - Education Politics and Policy (3).
Description: The relationships between the operation of the United States' political system and education policy at the federal, state and local level. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC201 with a grade of C or better, or graduate status or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 514 - Measurement Issues in Survey Research and Public Opinion (3).
Description: This course offers a comprehensive, hands-on examination of survey research including questionnaire construction, programming a Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system, sampling frames, survey methodology, caller training and supervision, data collection, and data analysis. Notes: Offered periodically. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

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PLSC 515 - Urban Politics and Policy (3).
Description: The study of politics, government operations and public policy in metropolitan areas. Notes: Cross-listed with AAMS 515. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C or better, or graduate status, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 518 - Politics of the American South (3).
Description: Focuses on the unique politics of the South. It places southern politics in its theoretical and historical context and examines the central role of race in southern politics as well as regional importance to national politics. Notes: Cross-listed with AAMS 518. Offered fall or spring on a biennial basis. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C or better, or graduate status, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Political Science Department

PLSC 518H - Politics of the American South (3).
Description: Focuses on the unique politics of the South. It places southern politics in its theoretical and historical context and examines the central role of race in southern politics as well as regional importance to national politics. Notes: Cross-listed with AAMS 518. Offered fall or spring on a biennial basis. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C or better, or graduate status, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 551 - African American Political Thought (3).
Description: This course explores the historical struggle of African Americans to assess their identity in relationship to their legal and social oppression. In reflecting on the work of Audre Lorde, W.E.B. DuBois, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Sojourner Truth, Toni Morrison, Edward Said, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Cornell West, Henry Louis Gates, Alice Walker, Bell Hooks, Mark Twain and others, we will angle in on the question of black identity from a variety of perspectives. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between these articulations of "blackness" and the historical and political settings in which they arise. Informed class discussion will be emphasized. Students are expected to write a term paper and to present it to the class. Notes: Cross-listed with AAMS 551. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: HMXP 102, or AAMS 300, or permission of the instructor, or graduate status.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Political Science Department

PLSC 551H - African American Political Thought (3).

3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 553 - Feminist Theory (3).
Description: This course is designed to acquaint students with the variety of ideas, methods and issues raised within contemporary feminist literature. Notes: Cross-listed with WMST 553. Offered alternate fall semesters. Prerequisites: HMXP 102, or graduate status, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 599 - Gen Political Science Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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PLSC 611 - Academic Research in Political and Civic Engagement (1).
Description: Students will engage in directed research under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. Notes: Students may enroll in a total of three credit hours. Offered periodically.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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PLSC 612 - Academic Research in Political and Civic Engagement (2).
Description: Students will engage in directed research under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. Notes: Students may enroll in a total of three credit hours. Offered periodically.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

Political Science Department

PLSC 613 - Academic Research in Political and Civic Engagement (3).
Description: Students will engage in directed research under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. Notes: Students may enroll in a total of three credit hours. Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

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PLSC 616 - Religion and Politics in America (3).
Description: The purpose of this course is to examine the influence of religion on politics and government from the settling of the colonies through contemporary times. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 631 - Globalization and International Politics (3).
Description: This course examines the economic, political, social, and cultural impacts of and responses to globalization and neoliberalism, with a focus on the role of international, suprantional, state, and civil society actors. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 632 - Global Women's Engagement (3).
Description: This course explores women¿s political participation globally and examines how feminists seek to explain and understand women¿s social, political, and economic conditions. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 633 - International Organizations (3).
Description: This course looks at the latest approaches to the study of international organizations. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 640 - Special Topics in Political & Civic Engagement (3).
Description: Will vary by subject matter. Notes: Offered periodically. May be retaken for additional credit with different subject matter.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 641 - Community Organizing and Grassroots Advocacy (3).
Description: This course will examine both the theoretical and practical aspects of community organizing and grassroots advocacy. Particular attention will be paid to a comparison of political and civic engagement in NGOs, social movements, political parties, and others forms of political organization seeking to bring about social change. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 642 - Political Violence (3).
Description: This course is a study of the causes, uses, and consequences of political violence with particular emphasis comparing these causes and consequences with those of non-violent forms of political activity. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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PLSC 651 - Concepts of Citizenship (3).
Description: This course surveys the legal definitions, theories, and practices of citizenship in a variety of local, national, international, and cosmological contexts. In doing so, the course will examine the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship and the deleterious effects on those who are denied citizen status. Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

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