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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 101
Title Understanding the Political World
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII/V
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 2553 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 TBA TBA Online Vanessa J Ruget
02 2554 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 TR 8:00am - 9:15am MH-323 Brad Bannon
03 2555 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 WF 8:00am - 9:15am MH-342 Guy P Bellino
04 2556 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 WF 1:40pm - 2:55pm MH-346 Guy P Bellino


This course introduces students to the study of politics (including political ideas and behaviors, political institutions, and public policies), both in the United States and abroad. Topics may include democracy and authoritarianism, political parties and elections, political violence, and globalization. The course also familiarizes students with key academic skills such as critical thinking and information literacy, as well as to the requirements and opportunities that are part of the Political Science program. Three lecture hours per week.