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Paul Ferber

Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-2938
Office Location
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92 Lomb Drive Department of Political Science Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, N.Y. 14623-5604

Paul Ferber

Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, American University; M.Phil., Ph.D., George Washington University

585-475-2938

Currently Teaching

POLS-490
3 Credits
This course explores the enduring issues facing the American and global political order through the lens of film. Particular attention will be paid to the principles of sound political deliberation, the limitations of political leadership and the theory and practice of American political principles both at home and abroad.
POLS-250
3 Credits
This course is a study of politics and government on the state and local levels, as well as the relationships between these levels and the federal government. The first focus of the course is on the federal system of government, including the interdependence of the three levels of government. The course continues by examining the state level followed by a focus on local government. A final topic is policy-making, including revenues and expenditures, which again illustrate the interrelationship of the three levels.
POLS-110
3 Credits
This course examines the basic principles, themes and institutions of American politics. The course will approach the study of American politics from four interrelated topics: 1) American political values and constitutional foundations; 2) mass politics and political socialization; 3) political institutions; and 4) public policy. Current events will be discussed throughout the course in an effort to promote responsible citizenship. In addition to providing a basic overview of American politics, this course seeks to develop critical thinking, group dynamic and communication skills that are transferrable outside the classroom.

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Published Article
Foltz, Franz, Rudy Pugliese, and Paul Ferber. “Recovery.gov: Small Steps toward Transparency , Interactivity, and Trust.” E-Government Website Development: Future Trends and Strategic Models, 2010. 174-189. Print. *