Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Political Science (POL)

POL* E101 Introduction to Political Science

This course is a study of political ideology and power in the modern world. This course presents a broad introduction to political theory, political philosophy and accompanying contemporary concepts. The history and development of basic political themes such as justice, law, equality, democracy and nationalism will be discussed in a comparative context. 

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: SS

POL* E102 Introduction to Comparative Politics

A comparative survey of the structures and functions of the national governments of selected industrialized and third world nations. Topics to be discussed will include key institutions, political attitudes, patterns of interaction, and contemporary issues facing each nation.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: SS

POL* E111 Introduction to American Government

This course is a study of the origins, development, structure and functions of American national government. Topics include the constitutional framework; federalism; the three branches of government, including the bureaucracy; civil rights and liberties; political participation and behavior; and policy formation. It also encompasses an overview of state and local governments, their relationship to the federal government and their role in the American political system.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: SS

POL* E111S Introduction to American Government (Spanish)

POL* E111 taught in Spanish

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: SS

POL* E191 Rules of Order: Parliamentary Procedure I

A study of the creation, organization and work of a political group using democratic principles. The strength and weaknesses of the democratic form of government will be studied. The foundation of the course is parliamentary procedures and Student Senate meetings will be the laboratory in which these skills will be practiced. Leadership and managerial roles will be studied and the opportunities for the practical application of these many roles will be furnished. As a study of human interrelationships in the democratic political environment, the course will provide the opportunity for the student to develop the skills necessary for effective participation in community organizations.

Prerequisite: Election or appointment to the Student Senate
  • Credits: 1
  • Elective Code: SS

POL* E192 Rules of Order: Parliamentary Procedure II

A continuation of POL* E191: Rules of Order: Parliamentary Procedure I.

Prerequisite: POL* E191
  • Credits: 1
  • Elective Code: SS

POL* E193 Rules of Order: Parliamentary Procedure III

A continuation of POL* E192: Rules of Order: Parliamentary Procedure II.

Prerequisite: POL* E192
  • Credits: 1
  • Elective Code: SS

POL* E194 Rules of Order: Parliamentary Procedure IV

A continuation of POL* E193: Rules of Order: Parliamentary Procedure III.

Prerequisite: POL* E193
  • Credits: 1
  • Elective Code: SS

POL* E295 Political Science Internship

An opportunity to work closely in a political setting, either with a local legislator or in an office in the legislature. Written permission of the instructor or advisor is required.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor/Advisor Required
  • Credits: 6

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