Department: Dept of History and Political Science

Code Name Description
GEOG1101 Intro. to Human Geography A survey of global patterns of resources, population, culture, and economic systems. Emphasis is placed upon the factors contributing to these patterns and the distinctions between the technologically advanced and less advanced regions of the world.
GEOG3050 Economic Geography This course is an analysis of economic systems and spatial patterns of production and consumption. Course organization focuses on sectors of the economy: primary sector-agricultural patterns; secondary sector-industrial location; and tertiary/quatern...
GEOG4001 Issues in Rural Geography This course focuses on the spatial aspects of the socio-economic activities of an area, such as how resources are allocated and exchanged from place to place. Rural population dynamics, including depopulation, repopulation and differential migration,...
GEOG4020 Sustainable Communities This course covers a wide range of areas including the theory and practice of sustainable community development, community-building, cooperative economies, globalization, social enterprises, leadership, social responsibility, political process, ecolo...
GEOG4890 Special Topics in Geography Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
GEOG4891 Special Topics in Geography Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
GEOG4892 Special Topics in Geography Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
HIST1111 World History I A survey of world history to early modern times. This course focuses on the progress of humankind, the ancient societies of the world, the impact of religion on intellectual thought, the formation of social institutions, key social movements, and the...
HIST1112 World History II A survey of world history from early modern times to the present. Issues addressed include the emergence of democracy, totalitarianism, nationalism, and internationalism; analysis of the principal social institutions with the factors and forces influ...
HIST2111 United States History I A survey of United States history to the post-Civil War period. This course covers the major social, economic, political, and cultural issues which accompanied the development of American life from pre-Columbian beginnings to Reconstruction. A partic...
HIST2111H United States History I (Hon) Prerequisite(s): Honors Program membership. A survey of United States history to the post-Civil War period. This course covers the major social, economic, political, and cultural issues which accompanied the development of American life from pre-Colu...
HIST2112 United States History II A survey of United States history from the post-Civil War period to the present. This course covers the major social, economic, cultural, and political issues in American history since the Civil War. A particular Emphasis is placed on the role of Geo...
HIST2112H U.S. History II (Honors) Prerequisite(s): Honors Program membership. A survey of United States history from the post-Civil War period to the present. This course covers the major social, economic, cultural, and political issues in American history since the Civil War. A part...
HIST2201 African American History An introduction to the history of African Americans in the United States, emphasizing their African heritage and their unique historical evolution in American society. This study also includes an analysis of the institutions and personalities which i...
HIST2232 Multicultural America Ethnic, socio-cultural, and economic perspectives are employed in considering the essential pluralism of American society from colonial times to the present. Patterns of inclusion and exclusion of people of color throughout American history are analy...
HIST2255 Intro to Ga & Local History An examination of Georgia history from colonial times to the present. By concentrated study of selected issues in state development, this course attempts to develop critical thinking and deeper appreciation of the historical process at the state and...
HIST3000 History of Rural America A general introductory course to provide students with a basic understanding of rural America, including the history, future, impact and influence of rural America on American society.
HIST3050 Empires and Borderlands Focuses on colonialism and imperialism from the 15th century to the 21th century from the perspective of colonized peoples. Through course readings, discussions, lectures, and research presentations, students evaluate how various societies functioned...
HIST3080 US & the Modern World Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in the following courses: ENGL 1102 and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112). This course examines the role of the United States in the current world order with focus given to American and global history since the 1970s. Maj...
HIST3100 Introduction to Public History Prerequisite(s): HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H, with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces students to public history, a subfield of history that emphasizes the interpretation and preservation of history to a wide audience...
HIST3200 Civil War Era America Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 with a minimum grade of C. This course covers the Civil War Era, beginning with the rise of American slavery in the 1830's, important debates and events leading up to the Civil War, the war and home...
HIST3280 Farms, Factories, and Food From the 16th century to the present, this course explores the making of the modern global food system. This course uses case studies of plants? and animals? journeys from farms to dinner plates and how they changed over time to illuminate major them...
HIST3400 History of Women in America Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102H, and HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H, with a minimum grade of C. This course is an examination of American women?s history, focusing on everyday concerns as well as women?s contributions and...
HIST3700 Environmental History Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in the following courses: ENGL 1102 and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112). This course examines the interactions between human societies and the natural world, with focus on the United States and England. It will proceed...
HIST4020 Military History of the US Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102H, and HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H, with a minimum grade of C. The objective of this course is to understand and analyze the evolution of American national security policy and military his...
HIST4080 Hist Sci/Tech in Modern World This course examines science and technology in their cultural and social contexts since the Scientific Revolution and the ways in which scientific inquiries, achievements, and debates have shaped and continue to shape human culture (and vice versa)....
HIST4110 Rural Comm in Historical Study This course focuses on the development of rural life: its landscape, culture, people, economies, and politics. Through course readings, discussions, lectures, and research presentations, students evaluate the multiple and complex meanings of rural an...
HIST4230 Slavery & Early Modern World Course examines the experiences of participants in the world?s largest forced migration. Understanding the development, proliferation, and demise of racial slavery in the Americas is fundamental to comprehending the connected histories of the America...
HIST4280 Social Movements in Rural Amer Rural Americans have a long history of mobilizing for political change both inside and outside of the formal political process. This course explores that history through case studies of social movements. In the process, students illuminate broad them...
HIST4310 Native Peoples of the Americas This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the history of the Native American people of the Americas, their culture, and impact on modern society in the Western Hemisphere. With an emphasis placed on the rural aspects of the m...
HIST4350 Latino Experience in Americas Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102H, and HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H, with a minimum grade of C. This course examines political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the historical Latino experience in the United Stat...
HIST4890 Special Topics in History Prerequisite: Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies...
HIST4891 Special Topics in History Prerequisite: Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies...
HIST4892 Special Topics in History Prerequisite: Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that lies...
HSGV4790A Hist & Govt Internship Prerequisite(s): A minimum 2.0 overall grade point average and a minimum 60 overall earned credit hours. This course will provide students the opportunity to link program skills and content with career-related work experiences. Students will demonstr...
HSGV4980 Capstone: Senior Project Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. This course provides the opportunity for a student to conduct an independent research project in the field of History and/or Political Science. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor to assist the...
POLS1101 American Government An introductory course covering the essential facts of federal, state, and local governments in the United States. The origin, development, organization, and practices of national and state governments are examined. This course satisfies state law re...
POLS1101H American Government (Honors) Prerequisite(s): Honors Program membership. An introductory course covering the essential facts of federal, state, and local governments in the United States. The origin, development, organization, and practices of national and state governments are...
POLS2101 Intro. to Political Science An introduction to the overall discipline of political science as a field of inquiry. This course surveys the various sub-fields of political science, including American, political philosophy, comparative politics, public administration, and internat...
POLS2201 State and Local Government An examination of the organization and functions of the state and its political subdivisions. Emphasis is given to the state and local governments of Georgia.
POLS2210 American Constitutional Law Prerequisite(s): POLS 1101 with a minimum grade of C. Surveys development of American constitutional law from a political and historical perspective using case-analysis approach. Includes the courts and judicial review, authority of Congress in field...
POLS2401 Global Issues An examination of current global issues. Topics include environmental, demographic, economic, and security concerns at the international level. An Emphasis is placed on the relevance of these global issues to the citizens of the state of Georgia.
POLS3050 Rural Political Dev in America This course surveys the dynamics and influence of rural politics in the United States as they have developed over time. Through the examination of historical political accounts, this course seeks to explain national policy outcomes and current politi...
POLS3060 Political Thght:Fnd Modern Wld Prerequisite(s): POLS 1101, ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C. This course examines the process by which political theories of pre-industrialized societies have shaped social thought and institutional development across the globe. Cou...
POLS3065 Pol Thought:Agririan to Cosmop Prerequisites: POLS 1101 and ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C. This course examines the political theories that have shaped cultural, economic, and institutional development in the modern West. By reading classic philosophical texts written by som...
POLS3100 American Political Institution This course overviews the major American political institutions of Congress and the Presidency. This course emphasizes the institutional development of each branch and their current role in the American political process. Focus is given to how each b...
POLS3200 Parties and Elections This course overviews major themes surrounding American political parties and elections. Focus is split into several areas; the development of political parties, the American party system, voter behavior. Students are introduced to major theories and...
POLS3400 American Law and Politics Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and POLS 1101 with a minimum grade of C. Examines the nature and purpose of law. Attention to the structure of the federal and state court systems as well as judicial process. Emphasis on areas of law such as co...
POLS3570 Introduction to Public Policy This course provides an examination of theoretical and practical approaches to public policymaking and administration, and focuses analysis on the essential steps in the public policy process as well as on the roles played by key actors at all levels...
POLS4080 Political Communication The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to the ideas and hypotheses on government and media strategies that have shaped political thought in the United States by considering the origins and purposes of political communication as...
POLS4100 Philosophy of Law Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and POLS 1101 with a minimum grade of C. This course examines the nature and purpose of law, legal interpretations, obligation to obey the law, and foundations of legal authority. Focus is given to major schools...
POLS4210 Constitutional Law:Civil Right Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and POLS 1101 with a minimum grade of C. Examines the development of major constitutional doctrines and theories of judicial review by the Supreme Court. Attention to freedom of speech and the press, religious l...
POLS4215 Const Law: Fed & Sep Powers Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102 and POLS 1101 with a minimum grade of C. This course examines the development of important judicial doctrines on the Constitutional structure of the US using a case-law approach. Emphasis is on Supreme Court deci...
POLS4350 Fund of Int'l Relations This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and key theories that have shaped and guided the international system over many decades, and to the most salient themes in international relations; including the problems of war and peace,...
POLS4890 Special Topics Political Sci Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
POLS4891 Special Topics Political Sci Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
POLS4892 Special Topics Political Sci Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
RELG1100 Introduction to World Religion A survey and comparison of the beliefs, practices, traditions, history, and modern developments of the basic world religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
RELG3000 Religion in Rural America This course is an introduction to the study of religious beliefs and customs in its various forms of rural America in the major regions of the United States. An Emphasis is placed on the role of the church in rural America from the early westward mov...
RELG4890 Special Topics in Religion Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
RELG4891 Special Topics in Religion Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
RELG4892 Special Topics in Religion Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...