Course Catalog: Political Science

PS 0000 3.0
Basic Political Science Lists

PS ELEC 1.0
Pol Sci Elective

PS GEN 2.0
Pol Sci Gen Ed Elective
Gen ed elective

PS 100 1.0
U.S.&state Constitution Competency
An examination of the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Missouri in accordance with the provisions of Mo. Rs 170.011 requiring the study of the federal and state constitutions. This course is intended for transfer students who have not otherwise met this state requirement.
Prerequisite: None

PS 101 3.0
Intro Political Sci
A survey course which introduces the student to the theory and content of politics and introduces students to the major disciplines of Political Science: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Law, Public Policy Making and Political Theory. Basic concepts and approaches to the study of political activity are discussed. PS 1103 complies with the provisions of Section 170.011 Rs. Mo. requiring the study of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions.

PS 102 3.0
US Govt I:Nat&State
An introduction to the basic principles and structures of American, national, state, and local governments. Emphasis will be placed upon the federal system; constitutional development and interpretation; civil liberties; political parties; the executive, legislative, judicial branches; and federal administrative agencies. PS 1203 complies with the provisions of Section 170.011 RsMO requiring the study of state and federal constitutions. Prerequisite: Appropriate coursework or placement scores into ENG 101

PS 103 3.0
State & Local Government
An introducty survey of state, county, and local government with emphasis on Missouri. The course examines intergovernmental relations; poltical parties and interest groups; elections; state, county and city legislatures, executives and courts; law enforcement; financing; policy-making; and the problems of metro areas suburbs and rural communities. PSC 103 complies with the provisions of Section 170.011 RsMO requiring the study of U.S. and Missouri constitutions. Prerequisite: Appropriate coursework or placement scores into ENG 101

PS 201 3.0
International Relations
A study of the major factors underlying international relations: climate and geography, national concepts and institutions, and the development of foreign policy. Today's problems of developing nations, East vs. West, and nuclear potentials are considered. SBS, GLB, HOT
Prerequisite: Appropriate coursework or placement scores into EN*1223 or EN*1233

PS 202 3.0
Intro to Comparative Politics
Analysis of ideologies, political cultures and governmental structures of key world countries in comparison to the United States and to each other; political systems of a variety of nations studied. This courses DOES NOT meet the provisions of Section 170.011 Rs.Mo. requiring the study of state and federal constitutions.
Prerequisites: US History, World Civilization, or US Government course minimum grade C.

PS 270 1.0
I.S.-Political Science
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PS 280 1.0
Spec Topics-Pol Sci
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

PS 1001 1.0
U.S.&state Constitution Competency
An examination of the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Missouri in accordance with the provisions of Mo. Rs 170.011 requiring the study of the federal and state constitutions. This course is intended for transfer students who have not otherwise met this state requirement.
Prerequisite: None