POLS 101 Introduction to Political Science (Cr3) (3:0)
Basic issues of political science including political theory, comparative political institutions, dominate ideologies and ideas, the importance of law, the domestic and Third World struggles for civil and political equality and international relations. Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: SIT, D, CT.

POLS 105G American Constitutional Law (Cr3) (3:0)
A survey of constitutional law emphasizing civil rights and individual liberties, this course will provide students with a general understanding of the major issues in constitutional law, including the setup of the US Government, the separation of powers between branches of federal government, federalism and states' rights, and the balance of the interests of the government with that of the individual in a diverse society. Prereq. - ENGL101. Also available through Online Learning. Core: SIT, WI, CT, D.

POLS 110 American National Government (Cr3) (3:0)
Constitutional interpretation and implementation, powers and procedures of executive, legislative and judicial branches and the American political process. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning. Core: SIT.

POLS 150 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (Study Abroad) (Cr3) (3:0)
The course examines the political, socioeconomic, and historical factors contributing to a culture of peace and non-violence in Costa Rica as well as the contemporary challenges in maintaining that culture. Students will meet the decision makers and practitioners in the fields of government, business, education, religion, security, foreign policy, environment, and the media. Basic language and cultural instruction will be included along with excursions to areas of interest in Costa Rica. (Study Abroad). Prereq.- ENGL 101 and approval of instructor. Core: SIT, D.

POLS 170 Politics of Modern Turkey (Study Abroad) (Cr3) (3:0)
This course focuses on the politics of modern Turkey with special reference to the culture, history, economy, and social life of the country. The political structure and institutions of Turkey are studied with special focus on Turkish secular democracy within the context of tradition, modernity and change. Core: SIT, D.

POLS 202 International Relations (Cr3) (3:0)
This course examines the theories and facts about contemporary relationships among the nations of the world. It covers major global issues such as war and national security, economic interdependence, human rights, global poverty, environmental issues, and the work of international organizations such as the United Nations. Also available through Online Learning.Core: SIT, D, CT.

POLS 205 Women and Politics (Cr3) (3:0)
This course explores women's quest for political equality in the U.S. and globally. It examines the social, cultural and economic factors affecting women's political power. The course also surveys contemporary global issues and their impact on the status of women. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Core: D, SIT.

POLS 251 State and Local Government (Cr3) (3:0)
A survey of constitutional law emphasizing civil rights and individual liberties, this course will provide students with a general understanding of the major issues in constitutional law, including the setup of the US Government, the separation of powers between branches of federal government, federalism and states' rights, and the balance of the interests of the government with that of the individual in a diverse society. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Core: SIT, CT, D.

POLS 291 Special Studies in Political Science (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

POLS 292 Special Studies in Political Science (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

POLS 293 Special Studies in Political Science (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

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