Government
DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
HistoryGO210American Political Institutions

Analysis of the political institutions in the United States with the emphasis on function rather than structure. A careful examination of the prerequisites for, and benefits to be received from, our system of government, is the focus of this course. 

3
HistoryGO220World Political Geography

A survey of the geographical regions of the world with emphasis upon the political, economic, and cultural aspects of geography. 

3
HistoryGO320Comparative Government

Compares modern European political systems in Great Britain, France, The German Federal Republic, and Russia with that of the United States. An effort will be made to place politics and government institutions in their appropriate ideological, social, historical, international and economic settings. Prerequisite: GO210.

3
HistoryGO371/HI371The Conservative Imagination

Explores the conservative imagination in political thought and culture with special focus on the various types of conservatism that emerged during the 20th century. Prerequisite: GO210 or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.

3
HistoryGO372/HI372The Liberal Imagination

Explores the liberal imagination in political thought and culture with special focus on the various types of liberalism that emerged during the 20th century. Prerequisite: GO210 or instructor’s permission. Offered alternate years.

3
HistoryGO452Seminar in Law and Society

Upper division seminar designed to introduce students to the public policy concerns and philosophical concepts which shape the law as it operates in American society. Students will acquire the basic tools with which to analyze contemporary legal events in their proper historical and cultural contexts. This course pays particular attention to the role of judicial review in the legal process and to the unique relationship between public morality and the American legal system. Prerequisites: GO210 and permission of the instructor.

3
HistoryGO455Seminar in Christianity and the Law

A study of the rich relationship that exists between the Christian faith and the law. Special attention will be paid to Christian perspectives in various schools of legal thought (e.g., liberalism, legal realism, critical legal studies, feminism, and law and economics). 

3
HistoryGO490Independent Study

A program of independent study; students with satisfactory academic records are encouraged to propose a program to the faculty. Prerequisites: GO210 and permission of the instructor.

3
HistoryGO495Internship/Praxis in Government

Supervised observation and practice in government and/or political work, culminating in a paper that reflects and integrates the knowledge gained from involvement in an approved internship. Prerequisites: GO210 and permission of the instructor.

3
HistoryGO499Special Topics in Government

Applies to special courses in government or political science that are offered by members of the department or visiting scholars during the January term. Prerequisite: GO210.

3
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