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Political Science Course Descriptions


Number
Course Name
PO140
Principles Of Political Science
3 hours credit. A study of the fundamentals of political science with emphasis on political terminology, theory, functions, comparative governments, and international relations.
PO141
American Federal Government
3 credit hours. This course will enable the student to internalize facts related to federalism, including the Constitution, the media, political parties, the branches of government and foreign policy. The student will be to recognize relationships between the federal government and current events as well as the concerns of diverse populations.
(This description needs to be updated)
PO142
State And Local Government
3 credit hours. This course will enable the student to internalize facts related to state and local government, including constitutions, elections and structure. The student will be able to recognize relationships between state and local government and current events as well as the concerns of diverse populations—including citizenry, parties and interest groups.
PO150
Current Affairs
3 hours credit. A study of current affairs of state, national and international importance. The course can be taken only one semester for credit.
PO193
Internship I
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Secured internship in a related field of major program of study or departmental approval. This course will enable the student to gain exposure to the work environment. The student will work a minimum of 75 hours throughout the semester for each credit awarded. Topics of special interest to the student will be developed.
PO194

Internship II
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: PO 193 and a secured internship in a related field of major program of study or departmental approval. This course is the second of a series of two internship courses and will enable the student to demonstrate greater competence in work environment skills. The student will work a minimum of 75 hours throughout the semester for each credit awarded. Topics of special interest to the student will be developed.

PO197
Cooperative Education I
2 to 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: Employed in a related field of major program of study or departmental approval. This course is the first of a series of four courses that will enable the student to gain practical work experience. The student will work a minimum of 75 hours throughout the semester for each credit awarded. Topics of special interest to the student will be developed.
PO198
Cooperative Education II
2 to 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: PO 197 and employed in a related field of major program of study or departmental approval. This course is the second in a series of four courses that will enable the student to demonstrate greater competence in work environment skills. The student will work a minimum of 75 hours throughout the semester for each credit awarded. Topics of special interest to the student will be developed.
PO201
International Relations*
3 credit hours. An introduction to the study of
international relations focusing on patterns of conflict and cooperation among nations.
PO253
Special Topics-Political Science
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Approval of division dean and instructor. Topics of specific interest to the student will be developed. These topics will be established by student's needs or requirements. Areas of specific needs will be pursued and instructional material that lends itself to current trends or topics that are needed to supplement normal classroom instruction will be offered.
PO254
Special Topics-Political Science
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Approval of division dean and instructor. Topics of specific interest to the student will be developed. These topics will be established by student's needs or requirements. Areas of specific needs will be pursued and instructional material that lends itself to current trends or topics that are needed to supplement normal classroom instruction will be offered.
PO297
Cooperative Education III
2 to 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: PO 198 and employed in a related field of major program of study or departmental approval. This course is the third in a series of four cooperative education courses that will enable the student to demonstrate greater competence in work environment skills. The student will work a minimum of 75 hours throughout the semester for each credit awarded. Topics of special interest to the student will be developed.
PO298
Cooperative Education IV
2 to 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: PO 297 and employed in a related field of major program of study or departmental approval. This course is the fourth of a series of four courses that will enable the student to demonstrate greater competence in work environment skills. The student will work a minimum of 75 hours throughout the semester for each credit awarded. Topics of special interest to the student will be developed.