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Associate in Applied Science



Political Science - Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley

Contacts:
BR-Melissa Eaton, 816.604.6621
LV-Randy Moore, 816.604.2310
MW-Crystal Johnson, 816.604.3326
PV-Lyle Gibson, 816.604.4209

POLS 135 - Introduction to Political Science - 3.00 credits

An introduction to the theory of politics, government, and administration, with emphasis on the United States and Missouri constitutional systems. Comparison of governmental systems, institutions, ideologies and participation among nations and states.

POLS 136 - Introduction to U.S. National Politics - 3.00 credits

Principles of political science. Examination of the development, organization, and function of the national government. Its relationship to the cultural, economic, and social institutions of the United States, Federal and Missouri constitutions. (MOTR POSC 101)

POLS 137 - Introduction to State and Local Politics - 3.00 credits

Surveys the theory of politics and government in America at the State and Local levels with special attention to Missouri. Includes US, Missouri constitution.

POLS 153 - The Missouri Constitution - 1.00 credits

Directed study of the Missouri Constitution. This course fulfills the state constitution requirement.

POLS 199A - Special Topics in Political Science - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL101, and POLS 135 or 136 or 137. Topics and material will vary by instructor each semester. Specific research topics and writing assignments to be determined by instructor. This course is intended to go into detail and research beyond the material covered in American National Government, Introduction to Political Science and State and Local Government.

POLS 199B - Special Topics in Political Science - 2.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL101, and POLS 135 or 136 or 137. Topics and material will vary by instructor each semester. Specific research topics and writing assignments to be determined by instructor. This course is intended to go into detail and research beyond the material covered in American National Government, Introduction to Political Science and State and Local Government.

POLS 199C - Special Topics in Political Science - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL101, and POLS 135 or 136 or 137. Research and development in Political Science. Topics and material will vary by instructor each semester. specific research topics and writing assignments to be determined by instructor. This course is intended to go into detail and research beyond the material covered in American National Government, Introduction to Political Science and State and Local Government.

POLS 234 - Introduction to International Relations - 3.00 credits

This course acquaints students with the core concepts, processes, issues, and analytical tools of international relations. The course details the actors in international relations, how foreign policy is made, and the role of power. The course examines past, contemporary, and future problems in the international system, including military conflict, economics, demography, and the environment. Upon completion of this course, students should have a strong basic understanding of international relations. (MOTR POSC 201)

POLS 248 - Constitutional Law and Politics - 3.00 credits

Examination of the Constitution and its evolution through studying the cases and procedures of the Supreme Court in the context of the American political process. This course emphasizes the process of judicial decision making and the politics behind Constitutional decisions.

 

Last Modified: 8/30/18