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Political Science

Course Descriptions

POLS& 101                                5 credits
Introduction to Political Science

Theory, principles, organization, and functions of political Institutions, such as legislatives, executives, and judiciaries will be examined. The comparative approach to democratic and non-democratic systems and their institutions (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) will be utilized extensively. Emphasis on political cultures and national characters such as classical conservatism and liberalism, fascism, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, and religions, etc.

POLS& 202                                5 credits
American Government

Focus is given to the system, process, and organizational functions of the American government. It also puts primary attention on the relationships between citizens and their national government by exploring the key theoretical precepts that shaped the Constitution and its federal structural arrangements. Close attention is paid to the policy making process and its key actors, as well as various public policies.

POLS& 203                                5 credits
International Relations

The interactions among the various actors that participate in international politics, including individuals, states, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and sub-national entities, will be closely examined. Key political theories used as guides by decision makers in international relations such as Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism, among others will be discussed and debated.

POLS 206                                    5 credits
State and Local Government

Close examination of people and institutions that shape policies as well as their outcomes in state and local communities. Local and state politics will be discussed and contextualized within the federal distribution of powers delineated by Constitution of the United States.



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