Political Science Courses

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POLS 104|State and Local Government [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly PS 104

An examination of federal, state, and local government relationships; state executive, legislative, judicial, and political party systems; and forms of local governmental units.

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POLS 199|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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POLS&201|Intro Political Theory [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly PS 150

An introduction to fundamental concepts and theories in political science, this course uses classic and contemporary works of political thought to deal with basic issues in the study of politics, such as who should rule, political rights, and the nature and limits of political authority.

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POLS&202|American Government [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly PS 100

A survey of the system and process of American national politics and government; including the structure and function of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and the American political party system.

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POLS&203|International Relations [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly PS 103

An examination of various theoretical approaches to international politics, causes of war, approaches to peace, and sources of conflict in the contemporary world.

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POLS&204|Comparative Government [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly PS 101

A comparative study of the development and transformation of western democratic, communist, and third world political systems and processes.

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POLS 205|American Political Thought [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly PS 151

Examines through classical and contemporary texts the crucial, ethical, and philosophical issues that shaped the founding and continues to be debated up to the modern day.

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POLS 299|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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