Political Science (POS)
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.
. 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.
This course gives students 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.