POLS& 101 : Intro Political Science

Nature and function of political institutions in major national systems.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Course Outcomes

  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.