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Minor – American Government & Politics

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Students choosing the Minor in American Government & Politics must take:

GOVT 240 American Government & Politics I (3)

In addition, students must choose four (4) out of the following six (6) courses:

GOVT 196 Introduction to the Study of Government (3)
GOVT 210 Introduction to Public Policy & Administration (3)
GOVT 300 The Legislative Process (3)
GOVT 301 The American Presidency (3)
GOVT 302 The American Judicial System (3)
GOVT 303 State & Local Government (3)

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Explores some of the main fields within the discipline of government (e.g., comparative politics, political theory) as well as some of the main approaches to the study of government (e.g., interpretivism, behavioralism, institutionalism). Various theories of integration for the study and understanding of government are also introduced.

Analyzes the basic principles and practices of American public administration and policy, with an emphasis on the politics of administration and the relationship between the bureaucracy, special interest groups, Congress, the President, and the public as related to the creation and implementation of public policy.

Provides an analysis of the founding of the United States through an investigation of the important philosophical, constitutional, and political questions surrounding the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention, and the creation and development of the U.S. Constitution. Attention is given to federalism, and the Constitutional institutions of the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court.

Evaluates the internal processes of the House and Senate as well as the place of Congress in the American political system. Some of the topics studied include the Congressional functions of representation, law-making, and policy-making as well as Constitutional and historical responsibilities. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.

Examines the Constitutional and historical responsibilities of the Presidency. Attention is given to the administrative, domestic, and diplomatic functions of the Presidency as well as to the growth of presidential power over time and the relationship of the Presidency to the other U.S. political institutions. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.

Analyzes the U.S. judicial system with a concentrated emphasis on the internal processes of the federal judiciary and the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the Constitutional and historical responsibilities of the U.S. Supreme Court. Prerequisite: GOVT 240.

Analysis and investigation of the operations of U.S. state and local governments within the federal structure of American government with an additional emphasis on becoming active and knowledgeable citizens.

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ANIM 100Fundamentals of Animation$200
ANIM 103Introduction to Digital Art$200
ANIM 112Fundamentals of 2-D Computer Based Animation$200
ANIM 115Compositing and Sound for Animators$200
ANIM 2033-D Animation$200
ANIM 210Writing for Animation$70
ANIM 213Character Design, Rigging, and Animation$200
ANIM 218Advanced 2-D Computer Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 222The Art of the Storyboard$200
ANIM 310Business Planning for Media$70
ANIM 314Advanced 3-D Animation Techniques$200
ANIM 340History of Animation$70
ANIM 400Portfolio Preparation$200
ANIM 413Motion Graphics for Film & Television$200
ANIM 415Animation in 3-D (3 cr.)$200
ANIM 450Digital Special Effects for Film and Television$220
ANIM 480Production Practum (1-3)$70-200
ANIM 489Animation Workshop$70-200
ANIM 490Independent Study$70-200
ANIM 495Internship$70
ANIM 496Culminating Project$200
ARTA 120Introduction to Drawing$200
ARTA 1212-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 201Comp Anatomy & Figure Drawing$200
ARTA 3123-D Design Methods$200
ARTA 320Introduction to Painting$200
ARTA 401Advanced Drawing$200
BIOL 101Introduction to Biology with lab$70
BIOL 121General Biology I$70
BIOL 122General Biology II$70
BIOL 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I$70
BIOL 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II$70
BIOL 215Introduction to Microbiology$70
BIOL 321General Microbiology$200
BIOL 421Immunology$200
CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry$70
CHEM 121General Chemistry 1$70
CHEM 122General Chemistry II$70
CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I$70
CHEM 222Organic Chemistry II$70
CHEM 421Biochemistry$200
CHEM 495Internship$70
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CTVU 101Introduction to Aesthetics of Film and Television$70
CTVU 102Cinema-Television Equipment Workshop$200
CTVU 105Survey of Film and Television$70
CTVU 229Fundamentals of Cinema Production$200
CTVU 250Fundamentals of Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 256Fundamentals of Post-Production (3)$200
CTVU 310Screenwriting$70
CTVU 330Producing and Directing Broadcast Television (3)$200
CTVU 345Lighting Aesthetics and Design for Cinema-Television (3)$200
CTVU 346Camera Operations/Film & Video$200
CTVU 350Broadcast Television Field Production (3)$200
CTVU 352Broadcast TV Tech Production$200
CTVU 380Broadcast TV Prod Practicum$200
CTVU 427Film Producing$200
CTVU 458Sound Design$200
CTVU 460Directing$200
CTVU 470Editing$200
CTVU 475Special Topics$200
CTVU 480Production Practicum$70
CTVU 495Internship$70
CTVU 496Senior Project (3)$200
ENGL 501Tutoring Writing$395
GENE 100The Making of a Christian Mind$75
GENE 402The Making of a Christian Leader$75
GENE 402aThe Making of a Christian Leader/Service-Learning Experience$75
HIST 205Western Civilization I$50
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
MUSI 220Fundamentals of Music Theory (3cr.)$70
MUSI 301Music History 1 (3 cr.)$70
MUSI 348Ensemble Performance (1 cr.)$70
MUSI 349Voice Lessons (1 cr.)$70
NURS 310Professional Health Assessment$186
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
PHYS 221General Physics I$70
PHYS 222General Physics II$200
THEU 101Introduction to Theatre$70
THEU 105Stagecraft (3)$200
THEU 132Basic Acting 1 (3)$200
THEU 181Practicum in Theatre Production (1)*$70
THEU 221Movement for the Stage (3)$200
THEU 227Makeup for the Theatre (3)$200
THEU 232Basic Acting 2 (3)$200
THEU 234Voice/Diction for Stage 1$200
THEU 251Improvisation (3)$200
THEU 305Advanced Stagecraft$200
THEU 310Playwriting$70
THEU 312Stage Combat (3)$200
THEU 314Play Analysis$70
THEU 320Auditioning and the Business of Theatre$70
THEU 321Costume Design (3)$200
THEU 322Fundamentals of Directing$200
THEU 323Scenic & Lighting (3)$200
THEU 324Stage Management$70
THEU 330Screen Acting I$200
THEU 337Voice/Diction for Stage 2$200
THEU 375Special Topics in Theatre$70-200
THEU 402Modern Drama$70
THEU 405Theatre History 1$70
THEU 406Theatre History 2$70
THEU 420Performance Studio$200
THEU 430Screen Acting 2$200
THEU 437Voice and Movement Integration$200
THEU 490Independent Study$70-200
THEU 495Theatre Internship$70
THEU 496Portfolio Development$70
UED 480aPracticum I$70
UED 480bPracticum II$70
UED 495Field Experience/Student Teach$200
UED 496Field Experience E-Portfolio$200
CSCI 210Computer Architecture$70
CSCI 220Operating Systems$70
CSCI 221Intro to Computer Science$70
CSCI 233Ethics for Computer Science$70
CSCI 310Software Engineering$70
CSCI 315Data Structure & Algorithims$70
CSCI 317Database Fundamentals$70
CSCI 320Parallel & Distributive Prog$70
CSCI 430Mobile and Smart Computing$70
CYBR 630Info Systems Security & Assurance$70 FLAT
ISYS 315Data Structures and Algorithms$70
ISYS 317Database Fundamentals$70
PARA 220Legal Research & Writing$200
UNIV 500Foundations/Grad Success$500

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