||Weekly Class Schedule
||Introduction to Political Science
||TU: 16:00-16:50 TH: 14:00-15:50
||It is a prerequisite to
||Joseph Jon Kaminski
||Office Hours / Room / Phone
||This introductory course will offer a broad survey of the discipline of Political Science. It will enable students to compare and contrast major political sciences theories and apply them to the events and developments that are currently transpiring in the world. The course aims to help students understand how these seemingly abstract debates deal with things we all experience in our everyday lives. By the end of the course, students should have a basic understanding of political institutions and processes.
||Simon, D., Romance, J., and Reimer, N. (2020). The Challenge of Politics: An Introduction to Political Science (6th Edition), Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press.
||After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Analyze basic concepts and approaches to the study of Political Science.
- Apply basic concepts towards the analysis of current political issues, disputes, and trends.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how institutions, political parties, and party systems function.
- Compare and contrast different branches within the discipline of Political Science.
- Demonstrate knowledge on recent developments within the discipline of Political Sciences
||This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods that include: lecturing, video clips, group discussions and analysis, quizzes, in-class midterm exam and final exam.
||Introduction (pp. 33-38)
||Introduction to Intro to Political Science- The Games Politicians Play
||Politics and Choice
||Political Science: Components, Tasks, and Contraversies & QUIZ 1
||The Physical, Social and Cultural Environment of Politics
||The Quest for the Good Poliitcal Life
||Democratic Socialism and Communism: Ideologies of the Left
||Key Dilemmas: Poliitcal Form, Culture, and Values
||International Politics and the Global Community & QUIZ 2
||War and Peace in the Modern Age
||The Battle on Behalf of Human Rights
||The Struggle for Economic Well-Being and the Imperative fo Economic Health
||Chapter 14 and Chapter 15