Western Kentucky University

Independent Learning

Independent Learning Courses

Political Science

PS 110 (C) American National Government (3 Hours) Mail, E-mail
Designed to introduce students to the essentials of the American political system and processes, particularly at the national level.
16 assignments, 1 exam

PS 250 (C) International Politics (3 Hours) Web
An introductory course in international relations which is designed to acquaint the student with basic theories, terminology, motivations, inter-relationships and problems on an international scale.
9 modules, 2 exams

PS 500 Practical Politics (1.5 hours) Web
This is a workshop focusing on grant administration. Students will be introduced to readings and materials that will assist them in developing skills helpful in grant administration/management. The objective of the course is to provide a solid foundation to assist participants in locating sources of grant funding, writing successful grant proposals, securing funding, and then successfully administering grant contracts. This course focuses on federal, state, and non-profit grants.
6 modules
MUST BE ADMITTED TO WKU GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE.

PS 510 Problems in National Government (3 Hours) Web
Research, reports, and discussion of selected aspects of national government.
11 modules, 1 exam
MUST BE ADMITTED TO WKU GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE.

PS 549 Special Problems in Public Administration (3 Hours) Web
A study of problems and issues at the national level of government. An advanced discussion of contemporary issues, problems, complexities and challenges facing public administrators in the public sector.
11 modules, 1 exam
MUST BE ADMITTED TO WKU GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE.

PS 597 Professional Seminar in Public Administration (3 Hours) Web
The course materials will familiarize students with the principles and techniques in the practice of Public Administration. Students will develop an understanding of what it means to act responsibly, ethically, and with integrity as they begin (or continue) their careers in public service. By the end of the course students should develop an understanding of how Public Administration is conducted and the role of public managers. Students should also enhance their skills in dealing with the various problems encountered by public managers. Students will also analyze case studies by identifying the key issues or problems illustrated by the cases, and provide alternative resolutions supported by principles or ideas developed during the course.
11 modules, 1 take home exam
MUST BE ADMITTED TO WKU GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE.

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