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Number:PS423
Name:Political Science Research Seminar
Description:This research seminar will provide students with a thorough exploration of major literature in the field of politics. Topics include current problems in national and international policymaking, world trade, comparative economics and political economy, the role of peace and conflict, intelligence issues, infrastructure development, and global financial markets to name a few. The course prepares students interested in pursuing graduate studies in national and world politics and in the field of law.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
By permission only

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to: (1) demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and theories in the political science discipline, (2) think critically about contemporary and classic theories in political science, (3) design an original research project, (4) collect and analyze empirical data using political science research methods, and (5) produce and defend a major research paper.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and 1-4000-7741-9 Chua, Amy 2007 Random House, Inc.
S 2013 Political Science Student Writer's Manual 0-205-83012-9 Scott, Gregory M. 7TH 12 Prentice Hall, Inc.
S 2012 Writing a Research Paper in Political Science 160871991X Baglione 2 Wadsworth
S 2011 POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENT 0-13-602945-0 SCOTT 6 PRENTICE HA
F 2010 POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENT 0-13-602945-0 SCOTT 6 PH
S 2009 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT THOMAS BKSTORE
Thomas College. Beyond Education.