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POLS& 101 Introduction to Political Science • 5 Cr.

Explores the evolution of major political concepts from ancient Greece to the present. Topics include political life in the modern world and the ideas behind democratic and non-democratic forms.

POLS 121 The United Nations I • 2 Cr.

Analyzes the present structure and purpose of the United Nations organization. Seminar format. Prerequisite: A course in political science.

POLS 122 The United Nations II • 3 Cr.

Analyzes the present structure and purpose of the United Nations organization. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

POLS 123 The United Nations III • 5 Cr.

Researches a country in depth and prepares students for the National Model U.N. Conference in New York. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

POLS 125 Introduction to Political Psychology • 5 Cr.

Analyzes the political world by applying basic concepts of psychology. Topics include individual actors, decision-making, group dynamics, and mass political behavior.

POLS 160 Introduction to American Political Culture • 5 Cr.

Examines the structures and systems of American politics using a multidisciplinary approach. Students analyze the development of political culture and its evolution through time. Same as AMST 160. Either POLS 160 or AMST 160 may be taken for credit, not both.

POLS 175 Contemporary Global Issues • 5 Cr.

Explores a number of current global issues that have generated tensions and controversy and often placed the U.S. in opposition to world opinion, including nuclear non-proliferation, global warming, the problem of torture, and humanitarian intervention. The role of the United Nations and international law are examined within the framework of national sovereignty and self-interest.

POLS 194 Special Topics in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

POLS 195 Special Topics in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

POLS 196 Special Topics in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

POLS 197 Special Topics in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

POLS 198 Seminar in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

POLS 199 Individual Studies in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers direct readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

POLS 201 Introduction to Political Philosophy • 5 Cr.

Explores the philosophical foundations of politics and political activity. Organized around key political and philosophical concepts, such as authority, citizenship, equality, justice, liberty, power, rights, and sustainability. Same as PHIL 201. Either POLS 201 or PHIL 201 may be taken for credit, not both.

POLS& 202 American Government • 5 Cr.

Analyzes constitutional government in America in terms of the theory and practices of democracy. Students investigate issues of individual rights, popular representation, and responsible leadership.

POLS& 203 International Relations • 5 Cr.

Examines the struggle for power and peace and the methods by which affairs are conducted between modern nations.

POLS 204 Introduction to Comparative Politics • 5 Cr.

Introduces how societies and cultures organize their political, economic and social lives. Through comparison of political systems, students discover unique characteristics, challenges and opportunities as well as how political authority operates focusing on policy process, the economy, the role of citizens, and overall performance in a time of globalization.

POLS 206 International Human Rights • 5 Cr.

This course focuses on the global movement to fight injustice and promote human rights. The course?s primary objectives are to enhance student understanding of international human rights violations and to empower students to be change-agents in the struggle to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

POLS 220 Introduction to Law • 5 Cr.

Explores the central role of law in economic, political, and social processes; investigates the primary types of legal actors and institutions and compares them across different national and international contexts; helps students critically interpret and evaluate legal information.

POLS 221 Advanced United Nations I • 2 Cr.

Students analyze the present structure and purpose of the United Nations organization. Advanced students serve as mentors for the introductory students participating in the Bellevue College Model United Nations program. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Recommended: Completion of POLS 121, 122 and 123.

POLS 222 Advanced United Nations II • 3 Cr.

Students write position papers, draft resolutions, and navigate the UN's rules of procedure in an attempt to mobilize international cooperation to resolve real international problems. Advanced students serve as mentors for introductory students participating in the Bellevue College Model United Nations program. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required. Recommended: Completion of POLS 121, 122, and 123.

POLS 223 Advanced United Nations III • 5 Cr.

Students write position papers, draft resolutions, and navigate the UN's rules of procedure in an attempt to mobilize international cooperation to resolve real international problems. Advanced students serve as mentors for introductory students participating in the Bellevue College Model United Nations program. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Recommended: Completion of POLS 121, 122, 123, 221 & 222.

POLS 227 Middle East Politics & Society • 5 Cr.

Entails an understanding of Islam as a fundamental socio-economic and political force, the European power of politics of early centuries, U.S. involvement in the region, comparative analysis of governments, political cultures, economic development, regional conflict and terrorism. Same as INTST 227. Either POLS 227 or INTST 227 may be taken for credit, not both.

POLS 230 Revolutions in the Modern World • 5 Cr.

Studies the forces that produce significant changes in a nation's social, economic, or political ideas and institutions. Students analyze "revolutions" such as those in England, America, France, Russia, and China. Same as HIST 230. Either POLS 230 or HIST 230 can be taken for credit, not both. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

POLS 294 Special Topics in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

POLS 295 Special Topics in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

POLS 296 Special Topics in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

POLS 297 Special Topics in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

POLS 298 Seminar in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

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POLS 299 Individual Studies in Political Science • V1-10 Cr.

Covers direct readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of fifteen credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.