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2018-2019 Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering

The College of Wooster uses a five-digit course numbering system. The first three digits indicate the primary course number. The next two digits are the secondary course number and indicate whether there is a special focus for the course. For example:

The first letters are the department or program abbreviation. The next three digits are the primary course number (101 is the primary course number for all Introduction to Historial Study courses). The last two digits are the secondary course number. These two digits indicate that the special focus for this HIST 101 course is The History of Islam. A course with a given three-digit primary course number can only be taken once for credit unless specifically indicated otherwise by the department.

The following policy has been used in assigning primary course numbers:

  • 100-level courses are usually introductory courses; some 100-level courses do have prerequisites, and students are advised to consult the description for each course.
  • 200-level courses are usually beyond the introductory level, although many 200-level courses are open to first-year students and to majors and non-majors.
  • 300-level courses are seminars and courses primarily for majors but open to other students with the consent of the instructor.
  • The following numbers are for Independent Study: I.S. 40100 (Junior Independent Study), I.S. 45100 and I.S. 45200 (Senior Independent Study).

In addition to the regular course offerings, many departments offer individual tutorials under the number 40000 and internships under 41000. On occasion, departments will offer a course on a special topic as approved by the Educational Policy Committee, designated 19900, 29900, or 39900.

Abbreviation

In keeping with the general education requirements of the College’s curriculum
(see Degree Requirements ), course listings employ the following abbreviations:

W Writing Intensive 

C Studies in Cultural Difference

R Religious Perspectives

Q Quantitative Reasoning

AH Learning Across the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities

HSS Learning Across the Disciplines: History and Social Sciences 

MNS Learning Across the Disciplines: Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Except where otherwise noted, all courses carry one course credit.

 

Political Science

   •  PSCI 11000 - Intro to United States National Politics
   •  PSCI 12000 - Introduction to International Relations
   •  PSCI 13000 - Introduction to Political Theory
   •  PSCI 14000 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
   •  PSCI 20200 - Environmental Policy
   •  PSCI 20300 - Policy, Politics & Social Change
   •  PSCI 20500 - Urban Politics
   •  PSCI 20600 - Political Parties & Elections
   •  PSCI 20715 - Immigration Politics and Policy
   •  PSCI 20716 - Civic Engagement & Political Particion
   •  PSCI 20717 - Politics of Inequality
   •  PSCI 20718 - Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Politics
   •  PSCI 20719 - Democracy & Us in Age of Trump
   •  PSCI 20720 - Special Interests in Us National Politic
   •  PSCI 20800 - Race and Power
   •  PSCI 21000 - Women, Power, Politics
   •  PSCI 21100 - U.S. Congress
   •  PSCI 21200 - Presidential Leadership in Am Politics
   •  PSCI 21501 - Topics in Constitutional Law and Appellate Advocacy
   •  PSCI 21700 - Media and Politics
   •  PSCI 21800 - Political Psychology of Mass Behavior
   •  PSCI 21900 - Voice of the People?/Pbl Opn & Voting
   •  PSCI 22000 - Political Leadership in Intl Relations
   •  PSCI 22100 - International Security
   •  PSCI 22200 - War & Politics on Film
   •  PSCI 22300 - United States Foreign Policy
   •  PSCI 22400 - Comparative Foreign Policy
   •  PSCI 22500 - The United Nations System
   •  PSCI 22600 - International Political Economy
   •  PSCI 22700 - Theories of International Relations Theories of Int’l Relations
   •  PSCI 22800 - Nationalism & Interdependence
   •  PSCI 22900 - Issues in Int’l Relations
   •  PSCI 22911 - Global Environmental Politics
   •  PSCI 22913 - Foreign Policy Analysis
   •  PSCI 23100 - Modern West Political Thought
   •  PSCI 23200 - Knowledge & Power
   •  PSCI 23900 - Issues in Political Theory
   •  PSCI 23908 - Pol. Theory in the International Arena
   •  PSCI 23909 - Language, Politics and Rhetoric
   •  PSCI 24300 - Human Rights: Theories & Methods
   •  PSCI 24400 - Politics in Developing Countries
   •  PSCI 24500 - Political Violence
   •  PSCI 24600 - Peace Studies
   •  PSCI 24700 - Issues in Comparative Politics
   •  PSCI 24728 - Democracy, Autocracy & Regime Change
   •  PSCI 24730 - Sex and War
   •  PSCI 24731 - Middle East & N Africa Politic
   •  PSCI 24800 - Contemporary Politics in Latin America
   •  PSCI 24900 - The Government & Politics of Africa
   •  PSCI 40000 - Tutorial
   •  PSCI 40101 - Research Methods and Design
   •  PSCI 40102 - Research in Political Theory
   •  PSCI 41000 - Internships
   •  PSCI 45100 - Independent Study Thesis
   •  PSCI 45200 - Independent Study Thesis