2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPOLS 1101 Introduction to Political Science

Politics determine who rules and who obeys, who eats and who starves, who lives and who dies. At the heart of politics is power. The first half of the course will focus on developing conceptual tools necessary for political analysis. The second half will concentrate on using those tools to analyze important political issues and problems. Along the way, students will be exposed to six major subfields in political science: political theory, comparative politics, U.S. politics, political behavior, public policy, and international relations. They will come out with deep understandings of the complexities of political concepts, systems, issues, policies and processes.