Political Science (POL) Courses
Descriptions of courses offered in the Political Science Department
A study of the origins, institutions, and policies of national, state, and local government in the United States. The course promotes better citizenship through understanding and appreciation of American self-government. A Biblical assessment of the various aspects of American government is offered.
Offered fall semester
A study of ancient and modern political philosophies, utilizing primary texts. The course addresses the place of political philosophy in the broader field of philosophy, emphasizing a worldview approach as a means of understanding human existence. Topics include nature, reason, freedom, justice, right, property, law, religion, will, passions, power, customs, and community. Prerequisites: EGL 1023 and HST 1013 or HST 1023.
Offered spring semester
An examination of the origin, logic, structure, and function of America’s social welfare state. Areas explored include income support, poverty and welfare, social security, health care, and affirmative action. Particular emphasis is placed upon evaluating the competing goals of social policy from a Christian perspective. Students will learn how to apply their faith to matters of public policy.
Offered spring, summer semesters