2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLS& 101 Introduction Political Science (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly POLS 201 -CCN

Course Description
A comparative analysis of the various forms of government and politics in the world together with an introduction to the terms and concepts of political science.

Student Outcomes
1. Define and analyze important Political Science terms and concepts necessary for comprehension of subject matter and for further study in the discipline.
2. Articulate one’s own political views in a clear, thoughtful and comprehensive way.
3. Use political science theories to interpret and explain political issues.
4. Identify and analyze the strengths and weakness of political systems in different countries
5. Compare and contrast different theories of order in the international system and apply to current global events.
6. Demonstrate an awareness of how culture shapes political actions and values in different countries.
7. Analyze differences between political ideologies.
8. Evaluate policy options using the concepts of justice and effectiveness.
9. Engage with people holding differing views in a manner that is frank, respectful, and productive.

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