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Course Catalog: Political Science

PS 1000 0.0
Constitutions Study Module
An examination of the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Missouri. HI 1000/PS 1000 complies with the provisions Section 170.011 RsMO requiring the study of the state and federal constitutions. Students enrolling in their first Social Studies core course (HI 1103, HI 1203, HI 1303, PS 1103, PS 1203, or PS 1303)who have not met the constitutions requirement will be required to enroll in HI 1000, the Constitutions Study Module. Successful completion of the U.S. and MO constitution exams for students enrolled in the module is a course requirement for all Social Studies core courses and students who do not pass the module exams will not receive credit for that course. Students who have fulfilled the competency requirement are not required to enroll in HI 1000/PS 1000 again. Students who successfully completed the constitutions study requirement prior to Fall 2010 need not enroll in the module. CON
Prerequisite: None Corequisite: PS 1103, PS 1203, PS 1303

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.

PS 1103 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 - Political Theory. Basic concepts and approaches to the study of political activity are discussed. PS 1103 complies with the provisions of Chapter 170.011 Rs.Mo. requiring the study of state and federal constitutions. Students enrolling in their first Social Studies core course (HI 1103, HI 1203, HI 1303, PS 1103, PS 1203 or PS 1303) at ECC who have not met the constitutions requirement will be required to enroll in HI 1000/PS 1000 Constitutions Study Module. Successful completion of the U.S. and MO constitution exams for students enrolled in the module is a course requirement for all Social Studies core courses, and students who do not pass the module exams will not receive credit for that course. Students who have fulfilled the competency requirement are not required to enroll in HI 1000/PS 1000 again. Students who successfully completed the constitution study requirement prior to Fall 2010 need not enroll in the module. HOT, WRT, SBS, CON, (VAL prio to 12FA) Pre/Corequisite: EN 1223 or EN 1233 and PS 1000

PS 1203 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. Students enrolling in their first Social Studies core course (HI 1103, HI 1203, HI 1303, PS 1103, PS 1203 or PS 1303) at ECC who have not met the constitutions requirement will be required to enroll in HI 1000/PS 1000 Constitutions Study Module. Successful completion of the U.S. and MO constitution exams for students enrolled in the module is a course requirement for all Social Studies core courses, and students who do not pass the module exams will not receive credit for that course. Students who have fulfilled the competency requirement are not required to enroll in HI 1000/PS 1000 again. Students who successfully completed the constitution study requirement prior to Fall 2010 need not enroll in the module. HOT, VAL, SBS, CON
Prerequisite: EN 1223, EN 1224, or EN 1233

PS 1303 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. PS 1303 complies with the provisions of Section 170.011 RsMO requiring the study of U.S. and Missouri constitutions. Students enrolling in their first Social Studies core course (HI 1103, HI 1203, HI 1303, PS 1103, PS 1203 or PS 1303) at ECC who have not met the constitutions requirement will be required to enroll in HI 1000/PS 1000 Constitutions Study Module. Successful completion of the U.S. and MO constitution exams for students enrolled in the module is a course requirement for all Social Studies core courses, and students who do not pass the module exams will not receive credit for that course. Students who have fulfilled the competency requirement are not required to enroll in HI 1000/PS 1000 again. Students who successfully completed the constitution study requirement prior to Fall 2010 need not enroll in the module. HOT, VAL, SBS, CON
Prerequisite: EN 1223, EN 1224, or EN 1233

PS 2103 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: None

PS 2303 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. HOT, GLB, SBS
Prerequisites: PS 1103, PS 1203, HI 1003, CV 2103, CV 2203, HI 1103, HI 1203 or HI 1303.

PS 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
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 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
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

 
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