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POL 101: Introduction to Political Science

POL 101: Introduction to Political Science

Course Description:

This course aims to provide an overview of political science field. It examines basic theories, concepts, approaches and institutions of political science. The course introduces students the four sub-fields of political theory, comparative politics, international relations and public administration. The ultimate goal of the course is to offer students a strong conceptual foundation in the discipline so that these questions can be studied in more detail throughout the rest of their academic career. Students will study, among other themes, power, different traditions of political thought, liberalism, democracy, political institutions, political culture, political parties and pressure groups, legislative and executive power, judiciary and bureaucracy, and international relations.

Required Readings

Brodie, Janine & Rein, Sandra. (2011). Critical concepts: An introduction to politics (fourth edition). Scarborough: Prentice-Hall. Note: do not purchase or use any earlier edition.

Kevin L. Dooley. Why Politics Matters 2e: An Introduction to Political Science (with CourseReader 0-30: Introduction to Political Science. Cengage Publishing. ISBN-13: 9781285437644 or ISBN-10: 1285437640

Thomas Magstadt. Understanding Politics 10e: Ideas, Institutions, and Issues, International Edition. Cengage Learning m ISBN-13: 9781111835446 ISBN-10: 1111835446

Robert Garner, Peter Ferdinand, and Stephanie Lawson . (2012). Introduction to Politics, Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 560 pages | 246x189mm 978-0-19-960572-9 | Paperback | 19 April 2012 Price: £32.99

Michael G. Roskin, Robert L. Cord, James A. Medeiros & Walter S. Jones. (2014). Political Science: An Introduction Plus NEW MyPolisciLab with Pearson eText– Access Card Package, 13/E.
Pearson Publishing.
ISBN-10: 0205979432.
ISBN-13: 9780205979431, 408 pp.
Published 10/10/2013.
Instock
Suggested retail price: $142.47 –
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Prerequisites

Essentials of Islam

Credits

3.0

Times Offered

  • September
  • February
  • June (Summer)
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