Political Science Courses
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.
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.
An introductory survey of state, county, and local government with emphasis on Missouri. The course examines intergovernmental relations; political parties and interest groups; elections; state, county and city legislatures, executives and courts; law enforcement; financing; policymaking; 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.