Apr 09, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

POLS 1010 - Introduction to Political Science (BSS)

BSS Breadth Social Sciences
3 credits

Presents an overview of the five major subdivisions of political science: American institutions, theory, public policy, comparative politics, and international relations. To successfully complete the course, students should demonstrate a basic understanding of the development of democratic theory, how American institutions function, how policy is created and implemented, how other nations function, and the causes of conflict and cooperation in the international arena. Instructional methods will include lecture, slides, videos and class discussion. Course requires short-answer and multiple choice quizzes, a mid-term and a final examination. Intended for political science and pre-law majors.

Campus: USU Eastern only