Course Descriptions

POS 101 - Introduction to Political Science - WR (formerly POS 110)

3 Credits

This course provides an overview of several of the basic areas of study in the discipline of political science. This course will focus on the nature of both domestic and global politics. This includes an investigation of the impact of politics in our everyday lives; the nature and function of politics and government; modern ideologies; political participation; the branches of government; and an analysis of the global system. Three class hours. (SUNY-SS)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the various sub-fields of political science
2. Describe the relevance of politics in our lives
3. Explain basic theories associated with the study of politics
4. Explain basic ideologies associated with the study of politics
5. Describe the complexities of political behavior
6. Identify and describe a variety of government structures
7. Identify and describe the political process in a variety of political systems
8. Explain the various forms of political participation
9. Recognize what constitutes the essential features of the international system
10. Analyze essential issues in the international system

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018