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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


T S5 900 Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is a survey of the governing process and institutions of the United States of America. The course is intended to prepare students to continue their studies in a full spectrum of Social Science curriculums. Students successfully completing this course will also develop a perspective of American governance that is applicable in their daily lives. This course meets the requirements for review of the constitution of the State of Illinois and the United States as required by Illinois State Senate Bill 96.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 or placement test score equivalents.


T By Request

This is a course dealing with the major governments of modern Europe and Asia with reference to the study of political institutions and dynamics of political behavior.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


T By Request

This course will provide students with an explanation and analysis of the basic elements of American foreign policy. The class will highlight the governmental elements essential to the development, implementation, and assessment of the nation's foreign policy. Students will also learn how various interest groups, both American and foreign, shape policy. The course will begin with study of the institutions incorporated in the formation of foreign policy. It will continue with case studies of critical foreign policies and how they have molded today's international relationships.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): GOV 117 - Intro to American Government.

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