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Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for POL 101 at Metropolitan State University in Fall 2017 (Aug - Dec)

While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

If you are enrolling in the equivalent course in order to fulfill a program/major requirement, it is best to check with your academic advisor to ensure that the equivalent course will meet the requirements of your particular major.

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Bemidji State University
POL 1200 - Introduction to American Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
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 & 9.
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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.
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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.
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Inver Hills Community College
POLS 1111 - American Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Studies processes and policies of 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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Northland Community and Technical College
PLSC 1102 - American Government and Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
(Fulfills MNTC Areas: 5, 9) This course is a study of the structure and functions of government at the national level and the relationship of the government to other social institutions and to the individual. Federalism, constitutionalism, interest groups, the media, parties and campaigns are among the topics that will be addressed. Prerequisites: None
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Rainy River Community College
PSCI 1310 - American Government and Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Critical Thinking (02)
This course is designed to supply students with an overview of American government and politics. The topics include American federalism, constitutionalism, civil rights, public opinion and interest groups, political campaigns, voting behavior and elections, the executive branch, Congress, and the federal judicial system. MNTC: 2/5/9
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Ridgewater College
POLS 0132 - American National Government - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
An introduction to the basic structure and processes of American national government. Specific emphasis is placed on the historical background and contemporary inputs into the American political system, the structure of American national government and various outputs of the national government. MnTC Goal: 5,9
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Riverland Community College
PSCI 1010 - American Government and 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)
Critical Thinking (02)
This is a survey course of American Government, with an emphasis on political theory and history, the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, public opinion, interest groups, the political process, mass media, and branches of the federal government. An overview of public policy and state and local government will also be provided. (Prerequisites: College level reading and writing). (3 C). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 5/History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Goal 9/Ethnic and Civic Responsibility.
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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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Southwest Minnesota State University
POL 117 - Introduction to Government & Politics - 3 credits
Ethical/Civic Resp (09)
Global Perspective (08)
The scope and methods of the study of politics and political systems. Basic techniques and problems for the social and political scientist. Emphasis upon comparative and international political issues such as the exercise of political power, implications of economic inequality, population control, the arms race, disarmament, great power, and North-South rivalries.
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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.
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