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Political Science

Course # Course Title Credits
PSC100 Nevada Constitution 1 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Introduces the political history of Nevada through an examination of the Nevada Constitution. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

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PSC101 Introduction to American Politics 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Studies American government and the discipline of political science; surveys participation, pursuit and use of power, constitution formation and contemporary political issues. Satisfies United States and Nevada Constitution requirements.

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PSC103 Principles of American Constitutional Government 3 Credits

Studies constitutions of U.S. and Nevada with specific attention to various principles and current problems of government. Satisfies United States and Nevada Constitution requirements.

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PSC208 Survey of State & Local Government 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommend completion or corequisite of ENG 100 or ENG 101 Survey of the organization, working principles and functional processes of state and local governments in the United States, including Nevada. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement. Examines governing institutions such as city councils, school boards and state legislatures whose decisions immediately impact our everyday lives. Specific attention is given to civic engagement, i.e., the different ways that people may participate within our democratic system to change communities for the better. May include: field trips to meetings, guest speakers from local offices since the college is situated in the state's capital.

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PSC210 American Public Policy 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101, or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Explores an analysis of the interplay of forces involved in policy-making at all levels of American government. Studies the impact of policy on individuals and institutions.

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PSC211 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or ability to enroll in ENG 101. Provides an analysis of similarities and differences in the governing processes of different societies.

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PSC231 Introduction to International Relations 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Explores policy making institutions, foreign policies and politics of various nations.