POLS 105 - Current Political Issues

An introduction to contemporary political issues and to the skills, techniques, and tactics that enhance the effectiveness of citizen participation in American politics.The intention of this course is to introduce students to the key factual background information and perspectives held regarding contentious political issues. How seemingly local community-based issues can stem from or derive from problems much broader in geographic scope will be covered. Students will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of positions expressed about hotly contested political issues in an impartial fact-oriented fashion. In doing so, students will cultivate meaningful critical thinking skills that can be applied outside the context of policy and politics. In addition, the course will present opportunities for students to learn how to engage in society via the political process and collaborate with others in the development of potential ways to address societal problems.

Credit hours: 3

Last updated: 05/23/2022