Department of Political Science
One Bear Place #97276
Waco, TX 76798
Office: Burleson 307.06
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Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Southern University
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University
Joseph S. Brown's scholarly interests include racial and ethnic group behavior; race, class, and suburban politics; and African American political mobilization. He�also serves as coordinator of the department's public service internship.
Dr. Brown joined the Baylor faculty as Associate Professor of Political Science in August 1990. Prior to Baylor, he taught at Southern University in the Department of Political Science (1982-1983) and the Department of Public Administration (1983-1990). Dr. Brown also directed the Urban Studies & Public Policy Institute at Dillard University (1979-1982) in New Orleans, LA, and taught at Bishop College (1975-1979) in the department of political science.
Courses at Baylor:
PSC 1305 American National Government:
A course in American national government with emphasis on the historical background, structure, organization, and functioning of that government.
PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development:
An historical and institutional study of the background, content, development, and interpretation of the United States Constitution.
PSC 3320 Minority and Ethnic Group Politics:
A study of the political experiences and public concerns of four major ethnic and minority groups: African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans. Topics include employment, immigration, education, police-community relations, political and economic inequality, political movements, leadership patterns, and ethnic conflicts.
PSC 3382 Public Service Internship:
Research and seminars supplemented by fieldwork in a regional federal agency, in a state or local governmental agency, or in a not-for-profit agency.
PSC 4320 African American Politics:
Contemporary African American politics, including leading theories and paradigms, important social and political movements, prominent leaders, party politics, and role of the "Black Church."
PSC 4330 Urban Political Processes:
Political institutions and processes in metropolitan areas, including social, economic, and governmental problems resulting from increased urbanization.