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Political Science

Political Science courses offer studies in national and state and local governments. The State and Local Government course allows students to experience local government first-hand through field work at city halls, board meetings and courtrooms.

Political Science courses apply to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Social/Behavioral Science package.

Courses

Students study the national government. They focus on the theory and development of the constitutional system and current problems arising from federalism; civil liberties and civil rights; methods of popular control; foreign policy and government’s role in the economy. They have opportunity for field work. Lecture three hours per week. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Social/Behavioral Science package.

Students learn the function and operations of state and local government from the precinct level to state government and the citizen’s relationship to them. Field work includes interviews and visits to city halls, board meetings and court rooms, among other activities. Lecture three hours per week. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Social/Behavioral Science package.

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