POLS& 101: Intro Political Science

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Social Sciences,
Academic Elective

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)

  1. Identify the ideologies and political philosophies that shape political science.
  2. Explain the major concepts of political science.
  3. Describe the development and role of the modern nation-state.
  4. Explain the role of political and economic policies in the modern state.
  5. Examine the differences between democratic and non-democratic states.
  6. Assess the place of political culture in shaping a nation’s political institutions.
  7. Describe the basic functions of a nation’s political and social institutions.
  8. Analyze group interactions within a state, including political parties and elections.