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)
Cultures: World Perspectives
PLS 103 Issues in World Politics (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 382 Politics of Post-Communist Europe
PLS 385 Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
PLS 211 International Relations
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)
March 28, 2015
Offered this fall semester, Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30-5:45 p.m.
March 28, 2015
Offered winter semester 2016, Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:30-2:45 p.m.
March 19, 2015
Chelsea Kendziorski's paper, "The Politics of Exclusion in Georgia and Moldova," has been selected as the Outstanding Paper written in 2014.
February 19, 2015
The Lanthorn recently published an article about internship opportunities at the Washington Center
February 18, 2015
GVSU Student Senate supports developing a Human Rights minor.
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