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 counts for Cultures: World Perspectives)
Cultures: World Perspectives
PLS 281 Comparative Political Systems: Canada
PLS 283 Chinese Politics and US-China Relations
PLS 284 Latin American Politics
PLS 319 African Politics
PLS 382 Politics of Post-Communist Europe
PLS 385 Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
Themes (Specific Theme in parentheses)
PLS 211 International Relations (Making War and Peace)
PLS 306 American Constitutional Law I (Democracy)
PLS 307 American Constitutional Law II (Civil and Human Rights Movement)
PLS 311 International Conflict and Conflict Resolution (Making War and Peace)
PLS 315 International Political Economy (Global Change)
PLS 330 Religion and Politics in America (Religion)
PLS 338 Citizenship (Ethics)
PLS 340 Mass Media and American Politics (Society and the Media)
PLS 339 Comparative Democratization (Democracy)
Issues (Specific Issue in parentheses)
PLS 301 Poverty, Inequality and US Public Policy (Identity)
PLS 303 Introduction to US Environmental Policy (Sustainability)
April 14, 2014
Quinlyn Mork's paper, "Democracy in Ghana: A Product of Elite Construction?" has been selected as the Outstanding Paper written in 2013.
April 14, 2014
PLS major, Alissa Marsh Mack, is the 2014 Political Science Outstanding Student.
March 26, 2014
IR major David Leestma wins nationally competitive Critical Language Scholarship.
March 21, 2014
The Washington Center confirms it is still accepting summer 2014 applications on a space-available basis.
Commencement Ceremonies. Congratulations to our Political Science graduates!
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