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POS100 Introduction to Politics Credit Hours: 3.00
Issues, principles, and trends in political science. Includes politics and political science, political philosophy and ideology, comparative politics, American national and state and local government, and international relations.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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POS196 Independent Study in Political Science Credit Hours: 2-4.00
Independent readings or special projects in political science. Content to be determined by conference between student and instructor.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
POS201 American National Government and Politics SUN# POS1110 Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic concepts and substance of American politics. Includes methods of political analysis, cultural environment of American politics, impact of class, gender, and immigration, Constitution, civil liberties, and civil rights, and public opinion and fundamental values. Also includes political institutions, institutions of government, economic and social policy-making, and American foreign policy and interdependence.
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Information: The combination of both POS 201 and 231 satisfies the requirement for teacher certification, as does POS 210.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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POS202 Introduction to International Relations SUN# POS1120 Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of contemporary international relations. Includes approaches to the study of international relations, international systems, actors in the international systems, foreign policies, and major forms of interactions.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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POS203 Introduction to Political Ideas Credit Hours: 3.00
Introductory survey of western political philosophy. Includes political philosophy as a discipline, and introduction to the ideas of key political thinkers from ancient through medieval, early modern, late modern, and contemporary periods.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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POS204 Introduction to Comparative Politics SUN# POS2204 Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic concepts and substance of comparing political systems. Includes methods of comparative political analysis, politics the socio-cultural environment, public authority, and political power, individuals, cultural diversity, and state, political institutions, governmental institutions, and political change.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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POS210 National and State Constitutions Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and procedures of national and state constitutions. Includes major principles of American and Arizona Constitutionalism, historical and legal environments of the United States and Arizona constitutions, structures, powers, and responsibilities of United States government, structures of Arizona government, civil liberties and civil rights in the United States, and constitutional change.
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Information: POS 210 satisfies the requirement for teacher certification as does the combination of both POS 201 and 231.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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POS214 Arizona Constitution Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamental principles of the Arizona Constitution of 1910. Includes importance of state constitutions, legislative branch and direct democracy, Arizona plural executive, judicial branch, and local governments in Arizona.
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Information: This course fulfills the Arizona teacher certification requirement for state constitutions.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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POS231 American State and Local Governments and Politics SUN# POS1130 Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic concepts and substance of American state and local politics and government. Includes methods of political analysis, federalism/intergovernmental relations, cultural environment of state and local politics, impact of class, gender, age and occupation, public opinion and fundamental values. Also includes interest articulation and aggregation, institutions and processes of state and local governments, tribal governments, and state and local policy-making.
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Information: The combination of both POS 201 and 231 satisfies the requirements for teacher certification, as does POS 210.
Offered: Spring.
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POS232 The Politics and History of Immigration Credit Hours: 3.00
Examines the politics of immigration in the United States and the phenomenon of emigration in a global context. Includes analyses of the history of immigration as a result of the country's political economy and its evolution and the role of immigration in the socio-political and economic development of the nation.
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Information: Same as HIS 232.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
POS240 Understanding Terrorism Credit Hours: 3.00
Analysis of terrorism as an international phenomenon. Includes terrorism definitions and perspectives, classifications of terrorism, cultural and geographical issues, responses by governments to terrorism, terrorism's future impact on the international and domestic scene, and current government reports on terrorism.
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Offered: Fall.
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POS290 Political Science Internship Credit Hours: 3.00
Supervised internship in a local governmental office. Includes placement with elected officials or candidates for public office, governmental agencies, and city, county or state departments. Also includes substantive assignments involving development and application of analytical, research and writing skills.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 101.
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Information: May take course a maximum of three times for a total of nine credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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