Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

PSC 295: Special Topics in Political Science

General Information

  • Name: Special Topics in Political Science
  • Discipline: Political Science (PSC)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Explores in detail an issue of current interest. Topics might include: the formulation and implementation of national security policy; the implementation and formation of national, state or local policy; or the structure and function of government agencies. May be repeated for up to six credits.

II: Course Objectives

  • Gain factual knowledge about current political issues, government structure, policies, and the policy making process.
  • Learn fundamental principles, generalizations, and theories about the policy making process and/or the structure and function of government agencies in the U.S.
  • Acquire an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

Students who complete this course are expected to demonstrate they:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing and oral communication to a level that is appropriate for their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Can utilize problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Know the basic operating principles and processes of government at the local, state, national and international levels.
  • Understand and apply the principles of social science, including participation in civic affairs.


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