POLS& 101: Introduction to Political Science

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Social Science

Theory, principles, organization, and functions of political Institutions, such as legislatives, executives, and judiciaries will be examined. The comparative approach to democratic and non-democratic systems and their institutions (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) will be utilized extensively. Emphasis on political cultures and national characters such as classical conservatism and liberalism, fascism, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, and religions, etc.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. General political theories will be covered such as Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism, Conservatism and more contemporary ones such as Feminism, Pacifism, and Environmentalism.
  2. The impact of Marxism, Liberalism, Conservatism, Fascism, Environmentalism, and Globalization, will be emphasized.
  3. The impact of systemic, personal, and economic factors, as well as states’ structures, indigenous nations, Inter-governmental Organizations, and Non-governmental Organizations on modern societies.