20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog



PSC 2013

American Government

3 Hours

A study of the origin, structure and function of the United States Government.  Special attention will be given to basic concepts, political beliefs, political processes, and the Constitution and its features.


PSC 2231-2253

Special Studies in Political Science

1-3 Hours

A variety of course offerings providing the opportunity for the student to study designated topics and develop skills in political thought and process.  Class 1 to 3 hours. Offered when warranted by student interest.



PSC 3233

American Political Thought

3 Hours

American Political Thought is a course that fulfills the Liberal Arts Guided Elective requirements for the Associates and Bachelor’s degrees at Bacone. The course focuses less on structures and institutions than ideas, in particular the ideas of covenant, social compact, sovereignty, freedom, federalism, civil rights, civic responsibility, liberty, order, republicanism conservatism, liberalism, and democracy, all of which have formed the foundation for the American political system over the course of 400 years. The cornerstone of the course is in-depth analyses of the thought of the English political philosophers John Locke and Thomas Hobbes and the American political thinkers Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison.


PSC 3333

The American Presidency

3 Hours

This course fulfills the guided liberal arts elective requirement at Bacone. The course examines the historical and contemporary roles of the President of the United States as the executive charged with enforcing the laws as commander in chief of the United States, and as originator of public policy and law.


PSC 3563


3 Hours

This course is an interdisciplinary, multicultural course that introduces Bacone students to historical, social scientific, and behavioral scientific theories and methods. Modernization theory emerged after World War II to explain changing Third World economies, governments, institutions, and behavior. The theory has been successfully adapted to historical inquiry, and is a useful tool to examine the impact of science, technology, and industrialization on traditional societies. The course examines the modernizing changes on the United States and Europe and the impact of modernization on traditional societies and developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The course examines the impact of modernization upon Christianity and American Indians