Ridgewater College

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for POLS 1320 at Ridgewater College in Spring 2020 (Jan - May)



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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

POLS 1111 - American Politics and Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
(MnTC Goal 5 and 9) This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the American political system including the U.S. Constitution, federalism, mass media, political parties, interest groups, Presidency, Congress, federal bureaucracy, the courts, civil liberties and rights, and more.
Section Availability

Bemidji State University

POL 1200 - Introduction to American Politics - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Human Diversity (07)
An introductory survey to the institutions and actors, such as the media, interest groups, political parties, congress, and presidency of contemporary American government and politics. Liberal Education Goal Area 5 & 7.
Section Availability

Central Lakes College

POLS 1435 - American Government & Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course examines the players and institutions of contemporary American government and politics. Topics of study include: American political thought, the U.S. Constitution, federalism, civil liberties and civil rights, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, campaigns and elections, the mass media, Congress, the presidency, bureaucracy, and the judiciary. A special emphasis is placed on the role of citizen participation. MnTC Goals 5 and 9
Section Availability

Century College

POLS 1031 - American Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
The course examines the political process in the United States of America. It pays special attention to patterns of citizen participation, political parties and interest groups, and the cultural and constitutional basis of the American political system. It also reviews the major governmental institutions involved in the making of public policy in the United States. These institutions include the presidency, congress, and the federal courts.
Section Availability

Inver Hills Community College

POLS 1111 - Introduction to U.S. Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Analyzes United States national government, political parties, campaigns and elections, public opinion, interest groups, media coverage and current political issues. The course will also examine principles of the Constitution, and the structure and behavior of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. In your exploration of contemporary U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues, you will critically examine your own political values, experiences and behaviors.
Section Availability

Lake Superior College

PSCI 1110 - American Government and Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is an overview of political theory, party politics, constitutional foundations, and the structure, functions, branches, and operations of the American national (federal) government, including Congress, the Presidency, the judiciary, and other federal agencies. MTC goal areas: (5) History & the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and (9) Ethic and Civic Responsibility. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
Section Availability

Mesabi Range College

POLS 1556 - American Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is a study of the structure and function of the national government of the United States including political theory, political parties, elections, civil rights, and the three branches of government.
Section Availability

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

PSCI 1101 - American Government and Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course provides an introduction to American government and politics. It includes the study of the constitutional foundations of the American political system by examining the Constitution, the politics of federalism, and our tradition of civil liberties and civil rights; the study of political processes, participation, and power by examining interest groups, political parties, campaigns, and elections; the study of the institutions of the American government by examining the Congressional, Executive and Judicial branches; and policy and policy formation in American government.
Section Availability

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

POLS 1120 - American National Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 9. This course provides an analysis of the organization, institutions and functions of the United States government.
Section Availability

Minnesota State University Moorhead

POL 120 - American National Government and Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course examines the United States national government; how and why it works. This course will analyze the role of institutions on decision-making and the consequences for public policy. It will address what political science and other social sciences tell us about factors that influence politics, government and the policies that result from the process. MnTC Goal 5 and 9.
Section Availability

Minnesota State University, Mankato

POL 111 - United States Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Become informed enough to play your part in governing the United States. Start by learning about the Constitution, our rights and freedoms, how the national government works and the opportunities and challenges of citizen influence. Political Science methods, and the challenges of citizenship are emphasized.
Section Availability

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

PSCI 1201 - American Government and Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Presents a general survey of the history, philosophy, functions and performance of American national political institutions and processes. This course also emphasizes ethical and civic responsibility. Prerequisite: STSK 0090 or evidence of college level reading ability through assessment test or prior college coursework.
Section Availability

Normandale Community College

POLS 1130 - US Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Considers fundamentals of U.S. politics including constitutional principles, political socialization, parties and interest groups, campaigns and elections, governmental structures and processes.
Section Availability

North Hennepin Community College

POLS 1100 - American Government and Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is a general introduction to American politics with emphasis on the Constitution, citizen participation, elections, and the role of the major governmental institutions - Congress, presidency and judiciary - in the formulation of public policy in the United States.
Section Availability

Riverland Community College

PSCI 1010 - Introduction to U.S. Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is a study of the United States national government in all of its aspects with special emphasis placed on constitutional theory, major governmental institutions and the national political culture and practice. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)
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Rochester Community and Technical College

POLS 1615 - Introduction to American Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is a survey course of American Government, with an emphasis on politics and history, the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, public opinion, interest groups, the political process, mass media, the branches of the federal government, and an overview of public policy and state and local government. A democracy requires it citizens to understand the dynamic of their political system. (Prerequisites: None).
Section Availability

Saint Paul College

POLS 1720 - Introduction to American Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course provides an overview of the American political system. The course theme focuses on the principles of the constitution; the concept and processes of federalism; the interaction between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government; the emergence of political parties, popular opinion, political campaigns; the evolution of domestic and foreign policy; and the role of the media in US politics. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 9) 3C/3/0/0
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South Central College

POL 110 - American Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
American Government introduces students to the fundamentals of American National Government. The course includes an examination of basic American political principles and practices, the Constitution, major institutions, and civil liberties. The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the complexities of the American political system. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC 5, 9: History/Social & Behavioral Science, Ethical and Civic Responsibility)
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Southwest Minnesota State University

POL 120 - American National Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Surveys the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the national government; the role of political parties, interest groups and public opinion. Includes discussion of local and state government and the political uses of the law.
Section Availability

St. Cloud State University

POL 111 - American National Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Understanding of U.S. institutions of government and the role of the citizen in the democratic process in the United States. 3 Cr. F,S,SUM.
Section Availability

Vermilion Community College

POLS 1556 - American Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
This course is a study of the structure and functions of the national government.
Section Availability

Winona State University

POLS 120 - Introduction to American Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
A study of the purposes of American government, civil rights, the federal system, the powers and functions of the three branches of govern- ment, political parties and interest groups, and contemporary problems. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 9.
Section Availability