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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSC 101 - Introduction to Politics

This course explores the meanings of power, political actors, resources of power and how they are being used for what purposes, under what ideological, institutional and policy processes affecting our quality of life. SB-Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior (W).

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: SB-Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior (W). K6 - Individual & Society

General Education Pathways: P2 Health & Well-being, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the basic terminologies, concepts, political processes, and theories in the study of politics and power structure
  • Students will distinguish the issues of “what to see,” “why,” and “how to see” in real world situations:  recognize the dynamic and complex structure of power within which diverse political issues occur.
  • Analyze and identify political actors, their resources of power, and the interconnections between political, social and economic power.
  • Appraise how citizens in a given society can effectively participate in political processes and impact government’s policy decisions
  • Explain how various types of political ideologies, political culture, government institutions, levels of industrialization, geographic location and current globalization phenomena affect people’s lives.
  • Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to about “things political” to stimulate continued inquiries in the study of politics.

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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg

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