PSCI - Political Science

PSCI 210IS. Introduction to American Government. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

Examines the major institutions of national government and politics. Special emphasis on the constitution and other political rules of the game as shapers of public consciousness and government policy.

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PSCI 439. International Human Rights. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

Alternate Even Years PREREQUISITE: PSCI 201, PSCI 210IS, PSCI 230D, PSCI 240, PSCI 250, or consent of department. The development of human rights in legal and political context of the post-World War II period. Civil and political rights of due process; political participation and fundamental democratic freedoms; as well as social, cultural, and economic rights including basic human needs, self-determination, gender equality, and cultural integrity. National and International implementation is also considered.

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PSCI 451. State and Local Government Policy Making. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su

An examination of the institutions, actors, and issues relevant to state and local governments in the United States, with a particular emphasis on Montana.

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PSCI 454. Cinema and Political Theory. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITE: PSCI 201, PSCI 210IS, PSCI 230D, PSCI 240, PSCI 250, or consent of department. Explores the intersection of political theory with topics such as civil society, bureaucracy and public policy through the use of film. Special attention given to both descriptive and prescriptive applications of modern and contemporary political theory to these topics.

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PSCI 491. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr. PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

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PSCI 530. Tools of Public Administration. 3 Credits. (3 Lec; 6 cr max) Su

PREREQUISITES: Graduate Standing. This course encompasses two content areas needed for public managers: tools for human resource management and decisions and public budgeting. Topics regarding human resources include historical development of public personnel, position classification, recruitment, selection, equal opportunity, affirmative action, collective bargaining and flexible employment relationships under more limited and decentralized government. Topics regarding public budgeting include the politics of the budgeting process, budgeting forms and processes at the federal, state and local levels, and revenue projection and expenditure decisions.

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