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POL 100 United States Government (3)
This course focuses on the political arena and public affairs of the national government of the United States. The course will examine the development of constitutional principles and issues, such as civil liberties, the role of political parties, and the structure and function of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the United States government.
POL 101 Introduction to Political Science (3)
This course provides an introduction to the field of political science. The course will examine the nature of politics and political power, the institutions of government, and how governments operate to make decisions, enforce rules, and resolve conflicts. The course will also cover the nature of public opinion and political participation, major political ideologies and philosophers, and international politics. The course will focus on American politics but will also provide some comparison with other nations.
POL 115 State and Local Government (3)
This course examines the relationships between the federal, state, and local branches of the United States government. Current events will be discussed as they relate to state and local governmental entities. The course will also emphasize the impact of government on daily life.