Political Science (POS)
Introduction to the discipline of political science and its relation to other disciplines with emphasis on the major philosophies and institutions of government. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to current issues in politics, economics, social relations, foreign affairs. Presentations by local, state and national civic and cultural leaders. Prerequisites: None. Course Notes: POS101 may be repeated for a total of two (2) credit hours.
Study of the historical backgrounds, governing principles, and institutions of the national government of the United States. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to the principles and issues relating to the study of international relations. Evaluation of the political, economic, national, and transnational rationale for international interactions. Prerequisites: None.
Overview and evaluation of the sub-field of comparative politics. Covers various national governments from around the world: their structure, system, method of governance. Examines methods of assessing these governments. Prerequisites: None.
Historical origins, structural makeup, political and operational characteristics, and legal activities of the United Nations. Analysis of the overall institution's ongoing utility, productivity and creativity. Prerequisites: None.
Leading political ideas and belief systems, e.g., Marxism, liberalism, conservatism, theories of democracy, and alternative futures. Prerequisites: None.
Examination of the United States Constitution and the constitution and government of the State of Arizona. Prerequisites: None.
Examination of the United States Constitution. Equivalent to the first part of POS220. May not enroll in POS220 and POS222 concurrently. Prerequisites: None. Course Notes: Students may not enroll in POS220 and POS222 concurrently.
The historic background and current status of major civil rights and civil liberties issues in the United States. Prerequisites: None.
Introduction to public policy, how policy is made, and how public policy decisions are affected. Prerequisites: None.