POLS 131 Introduction to American Government and Political Science

Credit Hours: 
3.00
Course Description: 

Examines principles and problems of American political institutions, including the role of government and politics in society, the balancing of liberty with authority, and theories of the state. Also explores mechanisms of popular control (public opinion, pressure groups, political parties, elections) and formal structure. Additional components include foreign policy, public policy, and contemporary events.

Prerequisites: 
ENG 079 or 092 eligible
Co-requisites: 
None
Prior College-level Learning Credit: 
This course is eligible for credit for prior college-level learning. Please contact the division for details.