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POE-299   Evidence, Proof, & Knowledge3 credits

An introduction to scientific inquiry, search strategies for acquiring data, political science methods for evaluating data and statistical techniques for analyzing data. Students pursuing a major or a minor in Political Economy or International Political Economy must complete the introductory core before enrolling in this course.

POE-299T   Special Topics in Political Economy1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Study of selected areas of politics and economics not available in the regular curriculum. See course listed below.

POE-299T.2   American Political Leadership through Biography3 credits

This course examines American political leadership through the use of political biographies of U.S. presidents and other significant personalities as they interact with great political events to better understand what is entailed in political leadership. Course includes readings from political biographies such as Edmund Morris's Theodore Rex ; Doris Kerns Goodwin's No Ordinary Time and Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln ; David McCullough's John Adams and Truman ; Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson ; Lou Cannon's President Reagan: The Role of a Life ; and others.