Political Science Courses
POLS& 101 5 credits
Introduction to Political Science
Exploration of the concepts and methods of political philosophy. Class will draw on both classical and contemporary writers. Topics include liberty, equality, justice, rights and political obligations along with current topical issues.
POLS& 202 5 credits
The theory, principles, organization and functions of our national government, stressing the relationships between individuals, groups and the media, and the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Includes a learning activity designed to ensure competence with the basic use of computers.
POLS& 203 5 credits
The study of the interactions among the various actors that participate in international politics, including individuals, states, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and sub-national entities, and the theories that try to predict their behavior. Includes a learning activity designed to ensure competence with the basic use of computers.
POLS 206 5 credits
State and Local Government
The study of people, institutions and political forces that shape policymaking and policy outcomes in state and local communities. The role of states' politics within the context of the Federalist political system established by the United States Constitution.