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POL 101 American Government (3)
Basic concepts of political science with major emphasis on origin, principles, organization, and nature of American federal system and its politics. POL 101 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.
Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number: MOTR POSC 101 – American Government
POL 102 State and Local Government (3)
Examines structure, functions, and operation of American state and local government within context of federalism. POL 102 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.
POL 201 International Relations (3)
Prerequisites: Any POL, HIS or GEO course
Study of factors shaping relationships among nations with emphasis upon developing nations and economic, political and environmental issues. Offered in Fall and Spring.
Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number: MOTR POSC 201 – International Relations
POL 210 Comparative Politics (3)
Prerequisites: Any POL, HIS, or GEO course
Analysis of ideologies, political cultures, and governmental structures of several different countries. Political systems of variety of nations chosen for study. Offered in Fall and Spring.
Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number: MOTR POSC 202 – Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL 220 Middle Eastern Politics (3)
Survey of Middle Eastern countries as well as regional issues and conflicts. Explores political development of the region, including discussions of Islam, nationalism, and international intervention. Contact department chair for course availability.
POL 255 European Politics and Cultures (3)
Field course about European politics, history, and cultures in the context of a study tour. Explores the history of Europe and future of the European and future of the European Union through readings, films, writing assignments, and other activities. Among cultural issues, deals with the question of what is "Europe". Specific course objectives outlined in learning agreement with the instructor. Contact department chair for course availability.
POL 280 Modern Britain (3)
An introduction to the major aspects of political/social life in modern Britain: social stratification, the British political infrastructure, and dealing with published materials on British socio-political issues. Contact department chair for course availability.
POL 296 Political Science Internship (3)
Prerequisites: POL 101 or POL 102 and instructor permission
Corequisites: 2.5 GPA and Sophomore standing
Students placed in participatory position in government office or community organization. Requires research paper relating to some aspect of internship.
POL 299 Topics in Political Science (3)
Prerequisites: Instructor permission
Exploration of one topic selected by department. Introduction to research techniques and seminar approved as integral part of scholarship. Contact department chair for course availability.