Government

GOV 121: AMERICAN NATIONAL EXPERIENCE

A course dealing with the philosophy, structure, functions and processes of our national government. Topics include the methods of political and historical analysis, the machinery of government, the political process and political behavior. Historical events and personalities in American politics will be used to illustrate the issues and processes of American government. The course will fulfill the History, Government, Economics requirement for Liberal Arts and Humanities majors and may be designated as either a GOV or a HIS course depending on the needs of the student for transfer.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix D, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 151: INTRODUCTION TO LAW

A general survey course in law with special emphasis given to administrative law and constitutional law. Students will gain insight into various subject areas of law, the courts and alternative dispute resolution.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 211: AMERICAN POLITICS & THE MEDIA

The course will focus on the influence of the media on the American political process. The major topics include how politicians, campaigns and issues are covered by the media, how politicians and interest groups use the media and how the nature of American politics is influenced by the media.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 219: GLOBAL POLITICS

The course will analyze the major theoretical foundations of international relations such as realism, idealism and neorealism. Major global problems will be discussed and evaluated as well. These include economic development, nuclear proliferation, and ethnic and religious conflicts. The course will use theory as its focus in order to explain and to understand global problems.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Global Perspective, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix F, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 220: THE WAR IN VIETNAM

A study of the origins, nature and effects of warfare by using the War in Vietnam as a case study. This course will survey America's involvement in Vietnam during World War II, the post World War II years, through the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations, and will evaluate the consequences of the conflict at home and abroad. Various methodologies are used in the course in addition to the traditional lecture-discussion approach.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Global Perspective, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix F, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 221: COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS

The course is intended to give students a better understanding of politics in the United States by developing a broad comparative perspective on the practice of politics in the world today. The course will focus on comparisons among European parliamentary nations such as France or Britain and Russia, China and other less developed nations. Careful attention will be paid to the impact of government on individual freedom and economic well-being.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: Global Perspective, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 222: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

A detailed examination of the philosophy of state and local government in the American system. The structure, function and political processes of state, county, town, city and smaller units of government, with emphasis upon these units in New York State. This course also includes a study of the federal system and its relevance to the operation of these smaller units of government. (Where possible, the seminar method will be used.)

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 263: NATL MODEL UNITED NATIONS I

This course prepares students to participate in the National Model United Nations in New York, a five-day simulation of the UN and its various activities. Prior to the simulation, students prepare by doing extensive research on the country and on the issues before the committees which are assigned. In New York, students deliver speeches, negotiate with other delegates, write resolutions and prepare position papers. The course is designed to provide students with a hands-on experience. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 264: NATL MODEL UNITED NATIONS II

This course prepares students to participate in the National Model United Nations in New York, a five-day simulation of the U.N. and its various activities. Prior to the simulation, students prepare by doing extensive research on the country and on the issues before the committees which are assigned. In New York, students deliver speeches, negotiate with other delegates, write resolutions and prepare position papers. The course is designed to provide students with a hands-on experience. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of government or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to GOV 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to GOV 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 807: PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP I

A community based internship in which students are placed in government offices or in non-profit agencies to gain hands-on experience in the public sector. Students will normally work under the direction of a field supervisor and an HGE faculty member. A minimum of 105 hours of work per semester and the permission of the HGE Department are required. Prerequisites: Students must have completed GOV 121 plus an ECO course or another GOV course before taking GOV 807.

Credits: 3
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 808: PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP II

A community based internship in which students are placed in government offices or in non-profit agencies to gain hands-on experience in the public sector. Students will normally work under the direction of a field supervisor and an HGE faculty member. A minimum of 105 hours of work per semester and the permission of the HGE Department are required. Students must register for GOV 807 before they register for GOV 808. Prerequisite: GOV 807.

Credits: 3
Type: Lab
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 810: PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP III

A community based internship in which students are placed in government offices or in non-profit agencies to gain hands-on experience in the public sector. Students will normally work under the direction of a field supervisor and an HGE faculty member. A minimum of 210 hours of work per semester and the permission of the HGE Department are required. Prerequisites: Students must have completed GOV 121 plus an ECO course or another GOV course before taking GOV 810.

Credits: 6
Type: Lab
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014


GOV 811: PUBLIC SERVICE INTERNSHIP IV

A community based internship in which students are placed in government offices or in non-profit agencies to gain hands-on experience in the public sector. Students will normally work under the direction of a field supervisor and an HGE faculty member. A minimum of 210 hours of work per semester and the permission of the HGE Department are required. Prerequisite: GOV 810.

Credits: 6
Type: Lab
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Summer 2013  Fall 2013  Spring 2014  Summer 2014