Political Science Courses
All courses have a prerequisite of successful completion of ENG 060 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score, unless otherwise indicated.
POS 105- Introduction to Political Science (gt) 3 credits
Surveys the discipline of political science, including political philosophy and ideology, democratic and non-democratic governments and process, and international relations.
POS 111- American Government (gt) 3 credits
Includes the background of the U.S. Constitution; the philosophy of American government; general principles of the Constitutions; federalism; civil liberties; public opinion and citizen participation; political parties; interest groups, and the electoral process; and the structure and functions of the national government.
POS 125- American State and Local Government (gt) 3 credits
Studies the structure and function of state, county, and municipal governments, including their relations with each other and with national government. Emphasizes Colorado government and politics.
POS 205- International Relations (gt) 3 credits
Examines relationships among modern nation-states. Topics include diplomacy, nationalism, ideologies, power and influence, conflict and cooperation, the role of non-state actors, the international economy, and theoretical attempts to understand international behavior.
POS 215- Current Political Issues 3 credits
An in-depth analysis of critical issues in political science. Topics will be determined each term.
POS 225- Comparative Government (gt) 3 credits
Focuses on a comparison of the basic features of selected developed and developing countries. Topics include ideologies, political parties, interest groups, and governmental institutions.
Internships by Arrangement
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