Oct 20, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 100- and 200-level courses are lower division; 300- and 400-level courses are upper division; 500-, 600- and 700- level courses are graduate courses.

When a W is added to the end of the course number, this means that the course will satisfy the Writing Requirement. However, not all sections of courses with a W meet the writing requirement. Refer to the schedule of classes to see which sections of the course are designated as W.

000-level course designation Developmental courses for ESL students; placement determined by testing of entering students.

100-level course designation Courses with no prerequisites, survey courses or courses defining basic concepts and presenting the terminology of a discipline.

200-level course designation Courses of intermediate college-level difficulty, courses with 100-level course(s) as prerequisite(s) or survey courses devoted to particular areas or fields within a discipline.

300-level course designation Courses of advanced college-level difficulty taken by majors and upper-division students; these are often considered to be courses in the major, offered for students clearly interested in and qualified in the subject.

400-level course designation Advanced upper-division courses and/or seminars, tutorials and honors courses for majors and upperdivision students.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the department or program and field to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents, the index and the HEGIS Code  section. 
 

 

Political Science: Comparative Politics

   •  POLSC 25700 - Government and Politics of China (W)
   •  POLSC 26000 - African Politics through African Films (W)
   •  POLSC 26100 - Globalization and Opposition Movements (W)
   •  POLSC 26200 - Government and Politics in Central America (W)
   •  POLSC 26300 - Government and Politics in the Middle East (W)
   •  POLSC 26400 - Government and Politics of Israel (W)
   •  POLSC 26500 - Government and Politics in Eastern Europe (W)
   •  POLSC 26700 - The Politics of Southern Africa (W)
   •  POLSC 27200 - Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics
   •  POLSC 31000 - Comparative Legal Systems (W)
   •  POLSC 32200 - Social and Economic Policies in Western Europe and the United States (W)
   •  POLSC 35100 - Government and Politics of Russia and the Post-Soviet States (W)
   •  POLSC 35200 - State and Society in Africa (W)
   •  POLSC 35300 - Social Movements, Civil Society and the State in Latin America (W)
   •  POLSC 35600 - India’s Democratic Experiment (W)
   •  POLSC 36000 - Democracy & Development in a Globalizing World (W)
   •  POLSC 37200 - Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics
   •  POLSC 37800 - Russian National Interest: Past and Present (W)

Political Science: International Politics

   •  POLSC 27000 - International Relations: Conceptual Foundations and Current Issues (W)
   •  POLSC 27100 - International Politics in the Americas (W)
   •  POLSC 27300 - Contemporary Issues in International Politics
   •  POLSC 27400 - American Foreign Policy (W)
   •  POLSC 27500 - Politics of the Global Economy (W)
   •  POLSC 27600 - International Relations of the Third World (W)
   •  POLSC 27800 - International Organizations (W)
   •  POLSC 28000 - Women, War and Peace (W)
   •  POLSC 28100 - Drugs, Politics and Public Policy (W)
   •  POLSC 28200 - International Security (W)
   •  POLSC 28300 - Terrorism (W)
   •  POLSC 37300 - Contemporary Issues in International Politics
   •  POLSC 37400 - International Human Rights (W)
   •  POLSC 37500 - International Law (W)
   •  POLSC 37600 - International Political Economy (W)
   •  POLSC 37700 - Theories of International Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 37800 - Russian National Interest: Past and Present (W)
   •  POLSC 37900 - War and Strategy (W)
   •  POLSC 38000 - European Security (W)
   •  POLSC 38100 - East Asia in World Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 38200 - Causes of War (W)
   •  POLSC 38300 - Power Transitions, the U.S. and World Order (W)

Political Science: Political Theory

   •  POLSC 11200 - Introduction to Political Theory (W)
   •  POLSC 20000 - Interpreting Politics: An Introduction to Political Ideas (W)
   •  POLSC 20100 - Ancient to Early Modern Political Thought (W)
   •  POLSC 20200 - Modern Political Thought (1600-1900) (W)
   •  POLSC 20300 - Political Thought Since 1900 (W)
   •  POLSC 20400 - Contemporary Issues in Political Theory
   •  POLSC 20600 - Research Design in Political Science (W)
   •  POLSC 20700 - Data Analysis in Political Science (W)
   •  POLSC 20900 - Women and Gender in Western Political Thought (W)
   •  POLSC 30100 - American Political Thought (W)
   •  POLSC 30200 - Critical Theory and Politics (W)
   •  POLSC 30300 - Democracy and Emergency (W)
   •  POLSC 30400 - Contemporary Issues in Political Theory
   •  POLSC 30500 - Democratic Theory (W)
   •  POLSC 30700 - Theory of Revolution
   •  POLSC 30900 - Feminist Political Theory (W)
   •  POLSC 31100 - Utopian Theory (W)
   •  POLSC 31600 - Political Theory of Human Rights (W)

Political Science: Independent Study, Honors, Advanced Seminars

The following courses, which include independent studies, and honors independent studies, may not be used to fulfill the four subfield requirement.  No more than 6 credits in internship, independent study, and/or experiential courses (such as Model United Nations) may be used to satisfy the 30 credits in the major.

   •  POLSC 29001-29003 - Independent Study in Political Science
   •  POLSC 29102-29103 - Directed Research (W)
   •  POLSC 48000 - Seminar in Selected Problems of Political Science
   •  POLSC 48600 - Senior Colloquium
   •  POLSC 49202-49203 - Honors Independent Study in Political Science
   •  POLSC 49300 - Conducting and Presenting Political Science Research

Political Science: Experiential Courses

Experiential courses may not be used to fulfill the four subfield requirements.  No more than 6 credits in internship, independent study, and/or experiential courses (such as Model United Nations) may be used to satisfy the 30 credits in the major.

   •  POLSC 22200/22300 - Seminar/Internship in New York City Government
   •  POLSC 29801-29806 - Internship in Political Science

Psychology

Note: Letters in parentheses after course names refer to content areas: (A) = Applications of Psychology; (B) = Biopsychology; (C) = Cognitive Processes; (D/S) = Developmental/Social.

   •  PSYCH 10000 - Introduction to Psychology
   •  PSYCH 14000 - Psychology of Adjustment
   •  PSYCH 15000 - Human Development
   •  PSYCH 16000 - Evolution and Behavior
   •  PSYCH 17000 - Psychology of Human Sexuality
   •  PSYCH 18000 - Brain and Behavior
   •  PSYCH 19000 - Development of Gender Roles
   •  PSYCH 19500 - Special Topics in Psychology I
   •  PSYCH 20100 - Independent Study in Psychology
   •  PSYCH 20500 - The Profession of Psychology (W)
   •  PSYCH 21000 - Child Psychology (D/S)
   •  PSYCH 21200 - Psychology of Exceptional Children (D/S)
   •  PSYCH 21500 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (W)
   •  PSYCH 22000 - Personality (D/S)
   •  PSYCH 22100 - Psychoanalytic Theories (A; D/S)
   •  PSYCH 22300 - Abnormal Psychology (A; D/S)
   •  PSYCH 22500 - Ethology: Animal Behavior (B)
   •  PSYCH 23000 - Social Psychology (D/S)
   •  PSYCH 23500 - The Psychology of Women (D/S)
   •  PSYCH 24000 - Applications of Psychology (A)
   •  PSYCH 24200 - Health Psychology (A)
   •  PSYCH 24300 - Cognitive Processes (C)
   •  PSYCH 24500 - History of Psychology (W)
   •  PSYCH 24800 - Statistical Methods in Psychological Research
   •  PSYCH 24900 - Experimental Psychology: Social
   •  PSYCH 25000 - Experimental Psychology: General
   •  PSYCH 29500 - Special Topics in Psychology II
   •  PSYCH 30000 - Physiological Psychology (B)
   •  PSYCH 30100 - Sensation and Perception (B; C)
   •  PSYCH 30600 - Seminar in Psychological Services I (A)
   •  PSYCH 30700 - Seminar in Psychological Services II (A)
   •  PSYCH 30900 - Sex and Behavior (B; D/S)
   •  PSYCH 31000 - Research Methods and Special Problems in Developmental Psychology (C; D/S)
   •  PSYCH 31500 - Psychological Study of Adult Development (D/S)
 

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