Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLI 105 - Introduction to Political Science


Basic principles and concepts of political science. Scope and methods of political science, nature and purposes of the state; government, its organization and functions; politics, elections, parties, pressure groups, international relations, and political thought. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly PS 105.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for key political science concepts. (Knowledge)
  • Describe the theory and ideology of prominent political philosophers. (Knowledge)
  • Identify the theory behind and purpose of American political institutions including elections, parties, and pressure groups. (Ability)
  • Analyze and compare contemporary political ideologies, institutions and processes in a variety of nation-states in both democratic and non-democratic systems. (Ability)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity and historical context of political problems in contemporary society. (Knowledge)

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