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Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010
Bulletin Homepage |Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy | Introductory Courses in Political Science

Introductory Courses

R POS 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)
This course introduces students to political science and its major fields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory. The course seeks to expose students to the study of social science, to introduce students to college learning.

R POS 101/101W/101Y/101Z American Politics (3)
Introduction to the study of politics, focusing on American national government. Includes some discussion of theoretical questions (such as authority, representation, and consent) and some illustrative examples from the area of comparative and international politics. Only one version of R POS 101 may be taken for credit.

R POS 102/102Z Comparative and International Politics (3)
The characteristics and development of statehood and power; conditions of stability; constitutions and the comparative political processes; the international order and the nation-state system. Only one version of R POS 102 may be taken for credit.

T POS 102 Comparative and International Politics (3)
Formerly R POS 102H. T POS 102 is the Honors College version of R POS 102; only one version may be taken for credit.

R POS 103/103Z Political Theory (3)
An introductory course in the history of political theory with an emphasis on understanding political ideas and concepts and applying them to perennial issues of political life. Only one version of R POS 103 may be taken for credit