UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
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POLS 490 Readings in Political Science, 1-3 credits. The course is designed for advanced students who desire a more intensive study and exploration of the literature in an area of concern within the discipline of political science. Prerequisite: previous coursework in political science and consent of instructor prior to registration for the course.
• Three (3) books or about 1000 pages of reading for each undergraduate credit assigned. Assignments on the books may take any of the following formats or combinations, as agreed by instructor and student.
• Single book reports, oral or written (6-10 pages) on each book
• A single comparative book report or term paper embracing all books read. The length of the paper will be 20-30 pages or a length agreed by instructor and student
• A research component involving primary materials on the finding and selecting of unassigned readings
POLS 499 Independent Projects in Political Science, 1-3 credits.
The course allows an in-depth exploration of some problem or phenomena identified within the discipline of political science. Prerequisites: previous coursework in political science and consent of instructor prior to registration for the course.