Political Science (POLS/POLS&)

Transfer Degree

Courses

POLS& 101: Intro Political Science

Credits 5

Nature and function of political institutions in major national systems. ENGL& 101 or concurrent enrollment is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)

POLS& 202: United States Government

Credits 5

Popular government in United States; theory and practice of national institutions. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)

POLS& 203: International Relations

Credits 5

Introduction to the core issues and approaches used to understand the international system. The study of international relations broadly encompasses the fields of political economy and international security, both of which will be covered in this course, along with increasingly prominent cross-border issues that require global governance (countries working together to resolve problems). This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)

POLS& 204: Comparative Government

Credits 5

This course introduces us to political systems and governments in different countries. We will learn some core approaches, concepts, themes, and theories that will help us understand, analyze, and compare domestic politics and institutions seen around the world. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)

POLS 125: Political Ideas and Ideologies

Credits 5

Introductory course aimed at familiarizing the student with important ideas and ideologies that have shaped the contemporary world. Ideologies to be explored include Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Nationalism, Fascism, etc. We will explore the philosophical foundations that undergird different political and economic systems in the world. To promote a deeper understanding, we will also read a selection of original works of major contributors within the ideological traditions. ENGL& 101 is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)