POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Intro Pol Sci & Am Govt
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
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.

ENG-093 eligible
MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2014 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.