Political Science (POS)

POS 105 | Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on a survey of the discipline of political science, including political philosophy and ideology, democratic and non-democratic governments, and processes, and international relations. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS1

POS 111 | American Government: GT-SS1

Lecture Credit: 3

Includes the background of the U.S. Constitution, the philosophy of American government, general principles of the Constitution, federalism, and civil liberties. Examines public opinion and citizen participation, political parties, interest groups, and the electoral process, and the structure and functions of the national government. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS1

POS 125 | American State and Local Government: GT-SS1

Lecture Credit: 3

Emphasizes the structure and function of state, county, and municipal governments including their relations with each other and with national government. Includes a study of Colorado government and politics. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS1

POS 136 | American Presidency

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the office of the president as a branch of government. Examines the individuals who have occupied and shaped the presidency, and changes in the office itself.

POS 175 | Special Topics

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

Note: Special topics courses range from 0-12 credits and vary in learning type. Please see your program chair for more information about your options.

POS 205 | International Relations: GT-SS1

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines relationships among modern nation states. Topics include diplomacy, nationalism, ideologies, power and influence, conflict and cooperation, the role of nonstate actors, the international economy and theoretical attempts to understand international behavior. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS1

POS 215 | Current Political Issues: GT-SS1

Lecture Credit: 3

Incorporates an in-depth analysis of the background and nature of political issues and themes. This course is one of the statewide guaranteed transfer courses. GT-SS1

POS 225 | Comparative Government: GT-SS1

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on a comparison of the basic features of selected developed and developing countries. Topics include ideologies, political parties, interest groups, and governmental institutions. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SS1

POS 280 | Internship

Internship Credit: 1 - 3

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.

Prerequisite: POS 105 or POS 111 with a grade of B or better, or department chair permission