Course Catalog : Subject Area




Political Science Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
PLS 135 American National Politics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Teaches political institutions and processes of the national government of the United States; focuses on the Congress, presidency, and the courts and their inter-relationships. Gives attention to public opinion, suffrage, elections, political parties, interest groups, civil rights, domestic policy, and foreign relations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PLS 136 State and Local Politics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Teaches structure, powers, and functions of state and local government in the United States. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PLS 241 International Relations I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Teaches geographic, demographic, economic, ideological, and other factors conditioning the policies of countries and discusses conflicts and their adjustment. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PLS 242 International Relations II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the TNCC/William & Mary Co-Enroll Program. Teaches foreign policies of the major powers in the world community with an emphasis on the role of the United States in international politics. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PLS 293 Studies in Political Science
(4 credits) Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the courseĀs viability as a permanent offering. Lecture 4 hours per week.
PLS 295 Topics in Political Science
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Thomas Nelson/William and Mary Co-Enroll Program required to register.. Provides an opportunity to explore topic areas of an evolving nature or of short-term importance in the discipline. Lecture 3 hours per week.