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PLS 135: American National Politics (3 cr.) — Teaches political institutions and processes of the national government of the United States. Focuses on the Congress, presidency, and the courts, and on their inter-relationships. Gives attention to public opinion, suffrage, elections, political parties, interest groups, civil rights, domestic policy, and foreign relations. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PLS 136: State and Local Politics (3 cr.) — Teaches structure, powers and functions of state and local government in the United States. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PLS 211 - U.S. Government I (3 cr.) — Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PLS 212 – U.S. Government II (3 cr.) — Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PLS 241: International Relations (3 cr.) — Teaches geographic, demographic, economic, ideological, and other factors conditioning the policies of countries and discusses conflicts and their adjustment. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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