Political Science (POS)

POS 2041  American National Government  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Appropriate test scores in reading and writing or exemption from placement testing  
General Education Category: Communications Skills Gen Ed, Social Science CORE COURSE  

This course is a study of the federal government of the United States with its diverse historical background; an understanding of the basic principles of American democracy; the constitutional principles involved in our federalist form of government; the powers and functions of Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary. This course is a state-designated core course. This course meets General Education, College Level Communications Skills, and Civic Literacy requirements.

POS 2112  State and Local Government  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Appropriate test scores in reading and writing or exemption from placement testing  
General Education Category: Communications Skills Gen Ed, Social Behavioral Sci Gen Ed  

. This course is specifically designed to introduce the student to a wide variety of concepts and controversies associated with politics and public policy in our state and municipal government. There is a special emphasis upon government and politics in the state of Florida, however, course content will review several states for comparative analysis. The course material provides student-centered opportunities for growth regarding critical thinking and problem solving within the discipline of political science. Course meets General Education and College Level Communications Skills requirements.

POS 2948  Service-Learning Field Studies 1  
Credit Hours:   1  

This course gives the student the opportunity to understand the relationship of theory to practice through participation in a service-learning experience. Students are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work, a service-learning contract, and an oral and written reflection of the experience.