POLS& 101 Introduction to Political Science • 5 Cr.


Explores the evolution of major political concepts from ancient Greece to the present. Topics include political life in the modern world and the ideas behind democratic and non-democratic forms.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Critically analyze current political issues
  • Articulate the rights and responsibilities of democratic citizenship
  • Constructively engage in the political process
  • Apply core political science concepts to the real world
  • Differentiate the major sub-fields of political science
  • Explain the significance of the scientific method in political science research