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Political Science


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POLS& 101Introduction To Political Science5 CR SOCSF, W, Sp

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 CR SOCSF, W, Sp

Studies the structure practices and interactions of the political and governmental institutions of the United States, evaluating them from multiple theoretical perspectives.

Prerequisite: ENGL&101


POLS& 203International Relations5 CR SOCSW, Sp

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.

Prerequisite: ENGL& 101


POLS& 204Comparative Government5 CR SOCS

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.

Prerequisites: None


POLS 220Law and Social Issues5 CR SOCSSp

Examines the interrelationships between law and social structures, processes, evolution and changes in society and laws. Explores lines drawn by democracies in the attempt to reconcile individual freedoms with the rights of the community. Analyzes and evaluates issues with basic rights and liberties, freedom of expression, due process of law, and political, social and racial equality.

Prerequisites: ENGL 099 with a C or higher, concurrent enrollment, or instructor permission.


POLS 288Cooperative Work Experience1 CR - 15 CR

Provides work-based learning experience in a specific program of study. Individualized student outcomes are developed, focusing on behaviors that contribute to workplace success.

Prerequisites: Instructor or Cooperative Education Coordinator permission Concurrent requirements: COLL 289 or BTEC 294 or BUS 294 or IT 294 must be taken prior to or concurrent with this course.


POLS 294Selected Topics in Political Science I1 CR - 5 CRW

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.

Prerequisite: None


POLS 295Selected Topics In Political Science II1 CR - 5 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.

Prerequisite: None


POLS 296Selected Topics In Political Science III1 CR - 5 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.

Prerequisite: None


POLS 297Selected Topics in Political Science IV1 CR - 5 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.

Prerequisite: None


POLS 299Independent Study1 CR - 10 CR

Offers individualized learning opportunities for knowledge or skill development. Content and expectations are established between the student and instructor, and documented in an Independent Study contract.

Prerequisites: By instructor permission only.


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