Associate of Arts
Transfers toward the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. This degree requires proof of computer literacy.
POLS 1101. American Government. 3-0-3 Units.
Surveys the sturcture and operation of the American federal government, the state government of Georgia, and American local government.(F,S,M)
POLS 2101. Introduction to Political Science. 3-0-3 Units.
Introduces the nature and study of politics, including an examination of the basic concepts of the discipline, such as law, government, and the state. Attention is also given to the various institutions and processes of government and politics through which law and policy are made.(S)
POLS 2201. State and Local Government. 3-0-3 Units.
Introduces the study of state and local government, with emphasis on the constitution, government, and political culture of Georgia. The place of state and local government in the federal system, the importance of state and local government to political liberty, models of state and local government, and special public policy problems faced by states and local communities today will also be considered. When possible, the course will include presentations by officials in Georgia government or local government.
POLS 2301. Comparative Politics. 3-0-3 Units.
Examines the methods by which major Western governments govern and, more specifically, their formulas for dispersing power, both horizontally and vertically. The United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, and France, among others, will be discussed. Special attention will be given to the major problems of post-industrial societies and the "New World Order."
POLS 2401. International Relations. 3-0-3 Units.
Introduces the field of contemporary international relations and foreign policy. Topics covered include problems of war and peace, such as the Cold War and the Arab/Israeli disputes; conflict and cooperation; the role of international organizations, such as the United Nations; and United States/Russian and United States/Third World Relations.(S)
POLS 3100. Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. 3-0-3 Units.
Offers a comprehensive study of American constitutional law focusing on civil rights, civil liberties, and equal protection. Constitutional claims examined include the denial of freedoms under the Bill of Rights, the equal protection of laws under the 14th Amendment, and civil rights legislation enacted by Congress since the Civil War. The course will also focus on the application and interpretation of the constitutional protections by the American courts.