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)
March 14, 2018
PLS 339 Democracy and the Authoritarian Challenge: Tuesdays / Thursdays 4:00-5:15 p.m.
February 08, 2018
Professor John Constantelos was recognized with GVSU's Internationalization Award.
February 07, 2018
Professor Darren Walhof of GVSU's political science department talks on anti-discrimination laws and religious laws.
January 18, 2018
GVSU alumnus and mayor Erion Veliaj transforms Albania's capital city.
October 31, 2017
We were thrilled to welcome our Distinguished Alumnus-in-Residence, Tim Zeeb.
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