Political Science

POLS 1002: Introduction to Political Theory

Course Description:
Three credits. Major themes of political theory such as justice, obligation, and equality, and their relevance to contemporary political concerns.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year


POLS 1202: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Course Description:
Three credits. A survey of institutions, politics, and ideologies in democratic and non-democratic states.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year


POLS 1402: Introduction to International Relations

Course Description:
Three credits. The nature and problems of international politics.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year


POLS 1602: Introduction to American Politics

Course Description:
Three credits. Analysis of the organization and operation of the American political system.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year


Course Eligibility Guidelines POLS 1002, 1202, 1402, & 1602:

One year of high school history or high school civics; or instructor consent is recommended.

Instructor Certification Requirements:

The minimum degree requirement for instructors wishing to teach Early College Experience political science courses is a Master's of Arts degree in political science or a law degree. All applicants must include a copy of the course syllabus with their application. Without a syllabus instructors cannot be certified. Applicants may also be certified to teach one of the four introductory courses if they complete three political science graduate classes in the designated field. These three classes must be approved by the Department of Political Science.

Instructor Resources:

POLS 1002 Sample Syllabus
POLS 1202 Sample Syllabus
POLS 1402 Sample Syllabus
POLS 1602 Sample Syllabus