Academic Catalog 2017–2018

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POL201 Introduction to Political Science

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of and approaches to the study of political science.  The course focuses on social science methodology, political ideologies, the state and state society relations, political parties, electoral systems, democracy, culture, institutions and international relations (IR).  A significant emphasis is placed on the ability to use these concepts toward the analysis of current political issues, disputes and trends.