College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
GOVT

GOVT 110 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

This course is a study of the development of the constitution and the growth of political parties. Special focus is placed on the evolution of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Some current issues are included. (SS)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

GOVT 120 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

This course examines state and local government systems, including: constitutions and charters; political parties, campaigns, elections, and interest groups; state and local executives, legislative bodies, and courts; metropolitan government; policy areas such as taxation and finance, welfare, education, highways, civil rights, housing, zoning, and planning; and current issues. (SS)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

GOVT 130 WORLD AFFAIRS

This course examines the basics of international relations, including growth of the nation state, evolution of power politics, and historic and contemporary foreign policies of the great powers. Current problems in world politics are also addressed. (OWC, SS)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

GOVT 140 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

This course explores the development and growth of the modern administrative state, including: organization theory; administrative decision making, leadership, and authority; communications; public relations; administrative ethics and responsibility; personnel and financial administration; and current issues. (SS)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

GOVT 150 CIVIL LIBERTIES

This course examines the role of the judiciary in the American system of government as it relates to such issues as race, poverty, privacy, sex, religion, speech, press, assembly, and the rights of the accused under the Bill of Rights and the 14th and 15th Amendments.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

GOVT 290 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GOVERNMENT

This independent study course is designed to permit individual students to pursue topics or projects approved by supervising faculty.

Prerequisites:

1. Completion of at least one semester's work in a degree program at SUNY Delhi.

2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

3. At least 3 credit hours in one foundation course specific to the discipline, with the permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

4. No more than 6 credit hours of independent study may be taken during any one semester, and no more than 15 credit hours of independent study may be applied toward an associate's degree. The total number of credit hours in independent study that may be applied toward a bachelor's degree depends on the specific bachelor's program.

5. The student and sponsoring faculty member will prepare and submit to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences an Independent Study contract proposal for approval.

(1-4: 1-4, 0) or, if lab included, (2: 1, 3), (3: 2, 3), or (4: 3, 3) Offered on request

GOVT 300 PUBLIC POLICY

This course is a study of the theories and practice of governmental decision making, and draws on examples of policy making from the local, state, and national levels. The pervasiveness of public policy decisions on individuals, businesses, and not‑for‑profit institutions is stressed. The course examines the causes and consequences of public sector decision making. Case studies involving contemporary issues in social and technology policy, health care, and environmental regulation are used.

Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 110

(3: 3, 0)

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