Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

POL-101 - Intro to Political Science (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course provides student with a general introduction to politics and governance by studying the basic theories and terminology of Political Science. To this end, the semester is broken up into four distinct sections that correspond with four of the major sub-fields within the discipline. The areas of emphasis include political philosophy, comparative institutions, international relations, and American politics. While studying each sub-field, students will be asked to consider current political events. Students will recognize the importance of academic terms and concepts once they are observed against the backdrop of real world political events.

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