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 16, 2017
PLS 325 Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and the Post-Communist World
May 19, 2017
Gabrielle Lewis and Estefany Paniagua-Pardo are the winners of the John T. Batchelder Scholarship.
May 12, 2017
Audrey Tappenden received the Excellence in a Discipline Award.
May 08, 2017
GVSU Political Science alumnus Eri Veliaj delivered the April Commencement address.
Join us for a panel discussion featuring brief presentations from the following members of the Political Science Department: Paul Cornish, Polly Diven, Erika King, Roger Moiles and...
PPIA (Public Policy and International affairs) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is a rigorous, intensive seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and...
The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) seeks to provide students from underrepresented, underserved, low socioeconomic status areas access and opportunity to graduate programs focused on...