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Political Science


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POLS&101INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE5.0 CRSS   F, W

Examines the foundations of political science: key political ideas, theories, processes, and institutions, and explores examples of these in today's world.

Prerequisite: None


POLS&202AMERICAN GOVERNMENT5.0 CRSS   S, F, W, Sp

Studies the structure and functions of the government of the United States, with an evaluation of the United States as a democracy, in both theory and practice. (Formerly known as POLS 106)

Prerequisite: ENGL&101


POLS&203INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS5.0 CRSS   W

Introduces the nature and basic principles of international politics, with an analysis of such concepts as imperialism, nationalism, internationalism, the causes of war, and conditions for peace. (Formerly known as POLS 108)

Prerequisite: ENGL& 101


POLS&204COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT5.0 CRSS  

Analyzes the political and economic systems and ideologies of capitalism, socialism, communism, and fascism within the context of the cultural traditions of Western Civilization and considers these systems as alternative methods of the allocation of political and economic power in society, with special emphasis given to the disparity between the stated objectives of these systems and their actual accomplishment. This course fulfills the requirements of the AA-DTA social science distribution list.

Prerequisites: None


POLS 220THE LAW & SOCIAL ISSUES5.0 CR  

Studies lines drawn by democracies in the attempt to reconcile individual freedoms with the rights of the community. Analyzes and evaluates the basic problem of dealing with basic rights and liberties, freedom of expression, due process of law, and political and racial equality.

Prerequisite: None


POLS 294SELECTED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE I5.0 CR  

Examines topical or special issues in political science. Course theme and content change to reflect new topics, which are announced in the quarterly class schedule. This is an elective transfer course.

Prerequisite: None


POLS 295SELECTED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE II5.0 CR  

Examines topical or special issues in political science. Course theme and content change to reflect new topics, which are announced in the quarterly class schedule. This is an elective transfer course.

Prerequisite: None


POLS 296SELECTED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE III5.0 CR  

Examines topical or special issues in political science. Course theme and content change to reflect new topics, which are announced in the quarterly class schedule. This is an elective transfer course.

Prerequisite: None


POLS 297SELECTED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE IV5.0 CR  

Examines topical or special issues in political science. Course theme and content change to reflect new topics, which are announced in the quarterly class schedule. This is an elective transfer course.

Prerequisite: None


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