(on demand) Thermodynamic systems and processes, equations of state, PVT surfaces and real substances, laws of thermodynamics, energy equations, enthalpy, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, application of thermodynamics to simple systems. Prerequisites: PHYS 212; pre- or co-requisite: MATH 243. (Odd Years Only).
(on demand) A study of the physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties of solid phase materials. Also to be considered are experimental methods for investigating solids. Pre-requisites: Math 131 and either Physics 111 & 112 or Physics 211 & 212.
(F,S) A survey of the principal characteristics of the American National Government; examination of constitutional principles, federalism, political participation, institutions of government, and the politics of public policy. See the History section of the catalog for information on the History and Political Science area major.
(S) This course presents an overview of the development of federal and state court systems examining structure, administration, case flow, and interaction with other portions of the criminal justice and governmental systems. Cross-listed as CRJU 209.
(F) Basic historical, economic, and cultural factors in the international political system. The rise and development of Western nation-state systems; the foundations of national power; sovereignty, nationalism and imperialism; the development of international organizations and cooperation.
(on demand) This course is an examination of political life in the context of the social contract, understood as the social interaction of the human being and citizen in the family, the society and the political community. (Honors or by permission)
(on demand) The organization, functions, and practices of political parties in th United States, their methods of influencing public opinion, their role in nominations and elections, and their impact on popular government.
(on demand) The chronological and thematic examination of perennial issues in political science including liberty, justice, equality, political obligation, and political authority as developed over time by the political philosophy of Greek and Latin philosophers, Medieval thinkers, and modern theorists representing various world-wide perspectives.
(F) This course examines ancient understandings of law, statesmanship, and the good society. Problems relating to these interwoven components of the political arena are considered on both theoretical and practical levels, the first concerning what the relationship of citizen and state should be, the later involving review of practices as seen through the lives of actual rulers from ancient Greece and Rome. Cross listed as CRJU 382.
(S) This course examines the way in which seminal questions with relation to the proper foundations and structures of society have been approached in the modern era. Analysis includes examination of founders, religion, and the military, especially in connection to the concepts of fortune and necessity. Cross listed as CRJU 383.
(F) The study of policy questions in the criminal justice system. Particular emphasis is placed on a detailed examination of the major policy issues that link crime, politics, administration, and the law. Pre-requisite: upper division standing. Cross listed as CRJU 401.
(on demand) The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the issues relating to violence as a component of politics. Topics such as terrorism, warfare, and arms proliferation will be analyzed. In addition the course will familiarize the student with several regional conflicts, i.e., Northern Ireland. Corss-listed as CRJU 470.
(S) An overview of the United States Supreme Court's interpretations of Articles I, II, and III of the federal constitution. These articles divide the powers of the federal government between three ostensibly co-equal branches. The respective branches may only exercise those powere sgranted to them by the respective Articles. Powers not delegatd to one of the branches are reserved to the states. These two constitutional principles - separation of powers and federalism - invariably generate conflicts between the three branches and between the branches and the various states. The Supreme Court's efforts to arbitrate such conflicts are examined through analysis of its decisions and its efforts to interpret the "plain meaning" of the Constitution's language, and to discern the "intent of the founders." Cross listed as CRJU 483. (Even Years Only).
(S) The development and interpretation of the Constitution examined through analysis of the decisions of the Supereme Court and secondary sources, focusing on the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment. The course serves as an introduction to how our national heritage of civil liberties has been articulated by the Court to form law and legal doctrine over the course of two centuries, including consideration of the areas of privacy, public morality, defendant's rights, and the death penalty. This dual registration course is also available for upper division elective credit in Criminal Justice. Pre-requisites: CRJU 201 and 205 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed as CRJU 486. (Odd Years Only).
Prerequisites: CRJU201 and CRJU205 Prohibited: CRJU486
(F) An application of psychological principles to the criminal justice system. Topics include: the relationship between the legal and mental health systems, the assessment of criminal responsibility, the psychodynamics of criminal behavior, and intervention strategies.
(S) This course focuses on the physical, intellectual, personal, social and moral development of the middle grades student. Influences of families, peers, school and mass media on the adolescent is highlighted.