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POLS& 101 - Introduction to Political Science

5 Credits
Survey of the basic concepts of politics, government and relations between states, including the theory and practice of government, international relations and political economy.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online

Spring Online

Designed to Serve Transfer students; students majoring in political science; students who need social science credit.
Active Date 2012-01-11

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
1. Politics and power. 2. Political theory. 3. Isms. 4. A republic or a democracy? 5. Federalism and unitary systems. 6. Citizens and politics. 7. Electoral systems. 8. Economic systems. 9. International relations. 10. Current issues.

Student Learning Outcomes
Understanding of the importance of political participation for citizens.

Understanding function and structures of government.

Understanding differences between nations by examining different approaches to politics and government.

Understanding how to apply critical knowledge to current events.

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