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Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010
Bulletin Homepage |Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy | Survey and Topical Courses in Political Science

Survey and Topical Courses

R POS 140 (= R PUB 140) Introduction to Public Policy (3)
Introduction to theories of how democracies make public policy. Describes the roles of government institutions, the media, and interest groups in the policy process. Reviews current theories of how problems are identified and how policies are formulated, enacted, and implemented to address public problems. Only one version of R POS 140 may be taken for credit.

R POS 203 Political Thought (3)
Original works in the history of Western political thought, emphasizing the relevance of this material for understanding political concepts, reflecting on political problems, and critically analyzing contemporary political institutions and ideas.

R POS 204/204Y/204Z Selected Problems in Political Science (3)
Selected problems pertaining to political science and/or public policy. May be repeated for credit if content varies.