Academics

    PSC

    PSC 101  Topics for Model United Nations  (1-0-1)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters as needed
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is an introduction to the world of international negotiations and diplomacy by preparation for and participation in simulations of the United Nations and other international organizations. The countries and issues to be studied will vary. 

    PSC 102  Special Activities in Political Science  (2-0-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course provides hands-on activities to support courses in international relations and comparative governments.  The countries and issues studied will vary depending upon world politics.  This course will be offered spring term to supplement fall term's PSC 101.

    PSC 103  Topics for Model United Nations II  (1-0-1)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  PSC 101
    This course offers students additional study in international negotiations and diplomacy by preparation and participation in simulations of the United Nations for their second term as a delegate. The countries and issues to be studied will vary from year to year.

    PSC 104  Topics for Model United Nations III  (1-0-1)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  PSC 103
    This course offers students advanced study in international negotiations and diplomacy by preparation and participation in simulations of the United Nations for their third term as a delegate. The countries and issues to be studied will vary from year to year.

    PSC 201  American Government  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and role of the electorate.

    PSC 205  Politics and Government  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a study of the concepts and problems involved in man's relationship with governments and political change.  The course emphasizes comparative institutions of government, analysis of political behavior and political ideology.

    PSC 206  Politics of the Middle East  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  ENG 101
    This course examines the domestic and international politics of countries in the Middle East.  Coursework compares political systems in the region and factors such as economics, religion, and societal divisions that influence both domestic politics and external relations of the countries.

    PSC 215  State and Local Government  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall and/or Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a study of state, county and municipal government systems, including interrelationships between these systems and within the federal government.

    PSC 220  Introduction to International Relations  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course introduces the major forces and factors influencing world affairs, with emphasis on the role of the United States in the global community and the impact of growing interdependence on daily living.