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College Catalog 2016-2017 
    
College Catalog 2016-2017 ARCHIVED CATALOG

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PLSC 285 - Theories and Paradigms in Political Science


An analysis of predominant theories and paradigms in political science and their application to political phenomena, including such approaches as systems theory, decision-making theory, group theory, game theory, comparative methodologies, realism, neo-liberal institutionalism, constructivism, feminism, and public policy analysis. The course will also explore the application of normative theories such as those of Aristotle and Machiavelli to modern empirical approaches. Students will also examine the nature of hypotheses and theories in political science and prepare a research design incorporating the materials discussed in class.

Pre-req: Sophomore standing or above
3 credits



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