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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 101
Title Understanding the Political World
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII/V


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.