Political Science Courses

This is a listing of Political Science (PLSC) classes available at Bethany. These are included in the requirements for the American Studies Major, Broad Field Social Studies Major, and other programs. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

There are 3 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.

CodeCourse Title / Description
PLSC105American Government 3 credits
To introduce the student to the American system of government, and to foster an understanding of and appreciation for the Constitution of the United States. Review how federal institutions function and the management thereof, the role and function of the state, regional and local units of government and a glimpse of political campaigns and elections.
PLSC106World Politics 3 credits
This course will introduce some of the basic concepts in the study of world politics. It is a survey course and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in the study of International Relations. The course is broken into three parts: Foundation of World Politics, Driving Forces in World Politics; and finally, Significant Issues in 21st Century World Politics.
PLSC420Constitution and Early Republic 3 credits
This course explores the development, ratification, and legacy of the U.S. Constitution from 1787 through the 1820s. In both primary and secondary documents, students will explore American life under the Constitution with special attention to questions of religion, race, gender, and individual rights. (Cross-listed with HIST420 - Constitution and Early Republic.)