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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
PS 101 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Structure, powers, and processes of the American political system: executive, legislative, and judicial branches; civil liberties, federalism, democratic patterns and backgrounds, public opinion, pressure group politics, political parties, constitutional mechanisms, and administrative establishment; foreign and domestic policy. Emphasis on national level. (BSSD) (CE: TP) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
PS 101HC AMERICAN GOVERNMENT-HONORS 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Structure, powers, and processes of the American political system: executive, legislative, and judicial branches; civil liberties, federalism, democratic patterns and backgrounds, public opinion, pressure group politics, political parties, constitutional mechanisms, and administrative establishment; foreign and domestic policy. Emphasis on national level. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
PS 101HM AMERICAN GOVERNMENT-HONORS 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Structure, powers, and processes of the American political system: executive, legislative, and judicial branches; civil liberties, federalism, democratic patterns and backgrounds, public opinion, pressure group politics, political parties, constitutional mechanisms, and administrative establishment; foreign and domestic policy. Emphasis on national level. (BSSD) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
PS 102 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Powers, organization, and functions of state and local governments; case studies. Emphasis on the governments of the state of Maryland and of Montgomery County. (BSSD) (CE: TP) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
PS 105 INTRO POLITICAL SCIENCE 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    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. (BSSD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
PS 121 POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    A survey and analysis of leading ideologies of the modern world such as anarchism, nationalism, fascism and national socialism, classical liberalism and conservatism, Fabian socialism, Marxism-Leninism, and liberal democracy. Some consideration of current extremist ideologies of both left and right. Examination of the nature and function of ideologies in political movements and in governance. (BSSD[M]) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
PS 201 COMPRTV POLITICS & GOVERNMENTS 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    This course introduces students to the comparative study of politics and governments. Topics include political culture, participation, government structures, and public policies. The course compares historical processes and current issues facing countries domestically and internationally. Selected countries from both the developed and developing worlds illustrate broader concepts and provide practice in comparative political analysis. (BSSD[M]) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
PS 203 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Critical analysis of international problems. A survey of the concepts and problems of sovereignty and nationalism as well as the successes and failures of international institutions and organizations. Special attention given to the role of the United Nations in today's world and to contemporary situations that affect world politics. (BSSD[M]) (CE: R) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
PS 203HC INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-HONORS 1-3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Critical analysis of international problems. A survey of the concepts and problems of sovereignty and nationalism as well as the successes and failures of international institutions and organizations. Special attention given to the role of the United Nations in today's world and to contemporary situations that affect world politics. (BSSD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
PS 203HM INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-HONORS 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Critical analysis of international problems. A survey of the concepts and problems of sovereignty and nationalism as well as the successes and failures of international institutions and organizations. Special attention given to the role of the United Nations in today's world and to contemporary situations that affect world politics. (BSSD[M]) PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A. Three hours each week.
PS 209 INTRO PUBLIC ADMIN 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    The theory and practice of governmental administration; administrative organization, responsibility, and controls; program planning; public personnel administration and utilization; fiscal administration; administrative use of automation and behavioral research. (R only) PREREQUISITE: PS 101, PS 105, or consent of department. Three hours each week.
PS 241 WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Surveys Western political thought from Plato to Foucault. The course critically examines the contributions of political theorists both ancient and modern, especially major ideas that have shaped modern democratic societies. The course also explores challenges posed by Marxist, feminist, and post-modern theorists and focuses on values and concepts that underlie political discourse: power, legitimacy, change, freedom, equality, and justice. (BSSD) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
PS 250 INTRO INTERNATL CONFLICT RES 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Introduction to the design, management, theory, and analysis of international conflict. The course explores the nature of international conflict and the combination of psychological, social, anthropological, political, and legal strategies that can be used to resolve such conflict. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120.
PS 260 POLITICS IN ACTION 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    A fieldwork course in politics. Approximately one-half of the semester is devoted to an activity such as preparing a legislative proposal, monitoring the progress of a bill, lobbying, or campaigning; the other half of the semester is spent in research, report writing, and seminar-style presentation and discussion of individual fieldwork projects. (CE: R) PREREQUISITE: Consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Hours per week vary.
PS 260HC POLITICS IN ACTION-HONORS 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    A fieldwork course in politics. Approximately one-half of the semester is devoted to an activity such as preparing a legislative proposal, monitoring the progress of a bill, lobbying, or campaigning; the other half of the semester is spent in research, report writing, and seminar-style presentation and discussion of individual fieldwork projects. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and consent of department. Hours per week vary.
PS 260HM POLITICS IN ACTION-HONORS 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    A fieldwork course in politics. Approximately one-half of the semester is devoted to an activity such as preparing a legislative proposal, monitoring the progress of a bill, lobbying, or campaigning; the other half of the semester is spent in research, report writing, and seminar-style presentation and discussion of individual fieldwork projects. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, a grade of A or B in EN 101 or EN 101A, and consent of department. Hours per week vary.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Multicultural
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
PS 282 POLITICS OF THE THIRD WORLD 3 semester hours PS-Political Science
Course Description:    Explores the domestic, regional, and international politics of the developing world. The course covers political institutions; processes; challenges common to many states in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East; and regional differences. Topics include colonialism, the environment, development, nationalism, democratization, and globalization. (BSSD[M]) (R only) Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours each week.

 
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