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Sean Sutton

Department Chair
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-4620
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Sean Sutton

Department Chair
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

Education

B.Econ., University of Queensland (Australia); MA, Ph.D., University of Dallas

585-475-4620

Currently Teaching

POLS-310
3 Credits
This course examines the role of the Congress in American government. Topics studied include elections, party organization, committees, interest-group activities and executive-legislative relations.
POLS-465
3 Credits
This course examines the founding principles of modern constitutionalism and the modern state. Special attention will be paid to the theory and practice of the principles of equality, liberty, and consent. A major effort throughout the course will be made to consider the assessments and prescriptions for modern constitutionalism offered by American and continental political thinkers.
POLS-425
3 Credits
A study of the Constitution of 1787 and the manner in which it was written. The focus of the course is on the way the people have, through the Constitution, delegated powers and responsibilities of government to the Congress, the President, the Courts and the States. Selected Supreme Court opinions will be considered to shed light on how the Constitution has been read and how thoughtful citizens might read it.
POLS-290
3 Credits
This course examines the intersection between politics and the life sciences. The course will examine the biological approach to human behavior, paying special attention to the implications of biological explanations of behavior for political systems. Topics to be covered may include the biological approach to morality, law, and international conflict, as well as the political and policy implications of new research in the biological sciences including biotechnology.
POLS-515
0 Credits
The purpose of the Experiential Learning: Political Science option is to give students first hand experience in an appropriate organization or study abroad program that meets the needs of the student's career objectives. Students are closely supervised at the host organization, developing their pre-professional skills while learning the organizations programs, agenda and methods.

Select Scholarship

Full Length Book
Sutton, Sean D.(ed). Biotechnology, Our Future As Human Beings and Citizens. New York, NY: SUNY Press, 2009. Print.
Sutton, Sean D. and John Murley. The Supreme Court Against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. Print.
Sutton, Sean D. and John A. Murley. Supreme Court Against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. Print.