POLS 101 – Intro to Political Science

Political Science 101 is a survey introducing the main foundations and workings of government and political systems. This will include constitutions and branches of government, elections, public opinion and media, political parties and interest groups, political economy and how all of these bring about policy, both domestic and foreign.  In other words, the course is about what government does about issues, how and why.  We will also look at political theory, ideologies, types of regimes and what makes a successful or legitimate government or state.