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Courses at the 400-level

GEOG 400: Regional Geography

The geographic elements of major world areas are assessed. Focus is on physical and cultural elements in a comparative context.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of any 100- or 200-level course in a social science or consent of department chair
GEOG 407: New England Landscapes Pre-1900

New England's rich legacy of historical landscapes form the basis for this field-trip course. Topics include urbanization, traditional land uses, industrialization, leisure landscapes, maritime activities, and the evolution of landscape architecture.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Any course in a social science or consent of department chair
GEOG 408: New England Landscapes since 1900

Field studies of maturing twentieth-century New England landscapes are conducted. Topics include the coastal zone, the metropolis, and the rural/urban fringe and rural New England. (Formerly Historical Landscapes of New England.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Any course in a social science or consent of department chair
GEOG 460: Senior Seminar: Theory and Research

The evolution of geographic theories and philosophies is examined, along with their application to contemporary research problems. (Formerly Seminar in Geography.)
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of at least 15 credit hours of geography courses.
GEOG 463: Internship in Geography

This internship, normally taken in the senior year, provides on-the-job experience in applied professional geography. Normally this involves a negotiated number of hours per week working in either a private firm or public agency.
4-6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • consent of instructor
GEOG 470: Reading Course in Geography

Directed reading under the guidance of a geographer is determined on the basis of the student's and the instructor's interests.
1-4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of program director
GEOG 490: Directed Study in Geography

Students select a topic and undertake concentrated research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
1-4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • consent of department chair, instructor with whom student wishes to work, and dean
POL 444: British Politics and Cultural Studies

Focus is on British politics, government, constitution, political subcultures, and media since World War II and British involvement in the European Union. See The London Course under the political science program.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair
POL 445: European Political Geography

The political geography, city planning, and urban policy within the European Union is studied, with focus on London. See The London Course under the political science program.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair
POL 446: Foreign Policy

American foreign policy, decision making, and politics are examined. The policies and decision-making particulars of other governments are developed where appropriate.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • POL 203
POL 452: Leadership and Bureaucratic Politics

Focus is on the leadership and political environment of mid- and upper-level public managers and administrators in public agencies.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • POL 202
  • or consent of the department chair
POL 455: Policy Formation Process

Public policy information, from input to output, by the major institutions of government is studied. Included are the internal processes and interactions of legislatures and executives.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • POL 202
  • or consent of department chair
POL 456: Policy Analysis

The substance of public policy in the United States is investigated. Focus is on various models of policy analysis that seek to explain the variables that influence the initiation, implementation, and outcome of policy decisions.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • POL 202
  • or consent of department chair
POL 460: Senior Seminar in Political Science

This is an integrating experience in political science. Students complete a project that demonstrates their ability to investigate, write about, and orally present significant research.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Senior standing
  • 12 credit hours of political science courses

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