Political Science Courses

For Aristotle, politics was the "master science" on which all branches of human activity depended. For Stetson students today, political science offers an opportunity to explore how and why public decisions are made on issue ranging from health care to tax policy to human rights to the environment. With a knowledge of public affairs and developed skills of critical thinking, speaking, and writing, students are well-prepared for senior projects (which routinely win awards from the Florida Political Science Association). They are also well-prepared for graduate and professional study, notably in law, public policy, international relations, and management. Other graduates enter professions such as community service, public administration, journalism, and business. A distinctive feature of Stetson's program is its emphasis on opportunities for learning beyond the classroom through study abroad, internships, participation in the Washington Semester or the Model Senate, or small-group conversations with distinguished Thurman and Stewart Lecturers.

American Politics

  • POLI 101S - American National Government
  • POLI 102S - Florida Politics
  • POLI 210H - American Political Development
  • POLI 211 - Politics of Public Policy
  • POLI 215V - Sustainable Communities: Participation, Planning and Policy
  • POLI 306V - Law and Society
  • POLI 310V - Biographies of the Charismatic
  • POLI 311 - Political Opinion and Voting Behavior
  • POLI 314 - Public Administration
  • POLI 315 - American Health Care Policy
  • POLI 316V - Environmental Politics
  • POLI 318 - The American Presidency
  • POLI 319 - Voters, Campaigns, and Elections
  • POLI 320 - Congress
  • POLI 322 - The American Judicial Process
  • POLI 326V - Politics, Policy and Public Health
  • POLI 328V - Civic Engagement
  • POLI 397 - Political Internship
  • POLI 415 - American Constitutional Law
  • POLI 426 - American Political Thought

Comparative Politics

  • POLI 145S - Politics of the Developing World
  • POLI 201S - Comparative Politics
  • POLI 327 - Russia, China and the World
  • POLI 330V - Ethnicity and Politics
  • POLI 340 - Russian Politics
  • POLI 346 - Latin American Politics

International Relations

  • POLI 203S - International Relations
  • POLI 304 - Russian Foreign Policy
  • POLI 325V - Global Nuclear Politics
  • POLI 338 - Central Asia: Politics and Society in the Russian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern Borderlands
  • POLI 348 - Politics in Africa
  • POLI 353V - International Law
  • POLI 355V - International Environmental Activism
  • POLI 451 - Politics of International Trade and Finance

Political Theory and Methodology

  • POLI 100 - Introduction to Political Science
  • POLI 105B - Political Ideologies
  • POLI 190 - Special Topics
  • POLI 323V - Western Political Thought: Classical to Medieval
  • POLI 324V - Western Political Thought: Modern to Contemporary
  • POLI 325 - Political Analysis
  • POLI 425V - Contemporary Political Thought
  • POLI 427V - Democracy and Political Participation
  • POLI 485 - Independent Study
  • POLI 499 - Senior Research

For course descriptions and information, please refer to the curriculum page.