The Political Science Department offers a wide range of courses in the General Education curriculum. Many students who are not political science majors find our General Education courses stimulating and provocative. Majors and minors are able to take these courses to simultaneously fulfill General Education and major/minor requirements.
Foundations: Philosophy and Literature
PLS 105 Introduction to Human Rights
Foundations: Social and Behavioral Sciences
PLS 102 American Government and Politics
PLS 103 Issues in World Politics (also Cultures: World Perspectives)
PLS 211 International Relations (also Cultures: World Perspectives)
Cultures: World Perspectives
PLS 103 Issues in World Politics (also Foundations: Social and Behavioral Sciences)
PLS 211 International Relations (also Foundations: Social and Behavioral Sciences)
PLS 281 Comparative Political Systems: Canada
PLS 283 Chinese Politics and US-China Relations
PLS 284 Latin American Politics
PLS 319 African Politics (also Issues: Globalization)
PLS 306 American Constitutional Law I
PLS 307 American Constitutional Law II
PLS 311 International Conflict and Conflict Resolution
PLS 315 International Political Economy
PLS 330 Religion and Politics in America
PLS 338 Citizenship
PLS 340 Mass Media and American Politics
PLS 339 Comparative Democratization
Issues (Specific Issue in parentheses)
PLS 301 Poverty, Inequality and US Public Policy (Identity)
PLS 303 Introduction to US Environmental Policy (Sustainability)
PLS 319 African Politics (Globalization; also Cultures: World Perspectives)
October 10, 2016
Professors Diven and Constantelos attend the European Conference of Political Research conference in Prague.
October 10, 2016
GVSU 2011 IR graduate Kelly McCurdy is working on the Clinton campaign in Pennsylvania.
September 19, 2016
PLS 325 Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and the Post-Communist World
September 18, 2016
Political Science professors, Dr. Donald Zinman and Dr. Erika King, discuss the presidential campaign with Rick Albin on "To the Point"
July 18, 2016
As part of her winter 2016 sabbatical project, Professor Polly Diven spent the month of February teaching and researching in Sri Lanka.
Learn about $20k scholarships and fellowships for language study and research abroad! Tuesday, October 25th Niemeyer Multipurpose Room Each session will present information on both Undergraduate...
Election Panel: Allendale Campus Event Perspectives on the 2016 Election Polls consistently show that two of every three Americans believe our country is on the wrong track. Not surprisingly,...
Wednesday, October 26 1:30-2:45 PM Lake Michigan Hall Room 114 FREE and open to the Public Mobilizing Democracy Lessons from Uganda How can government become more responsive to the voices...
Election Panel: Grand Rapids Campus Event Perspectives on the 2016 Election All too frequently, it appears that the presidential election cycle has left our public language coarse and rigid,...
MacFarland, USA, starring Kevin Costner Costner portrays a Southern California high school coach starting a cross country team for migrant farm workers. True story. *LIB 100 and 201 approved