This course will vary by semester. Political Science topics will be chosen to reflect faculty and/or student interest and will then focus on an in-depth coverage of that topic. All courses will focus on one or more subject areas: political philosophies, the nature of political order and power, individual rights and liberties, forms of government, and human conflict. Additionally, the course will focus on broad political themes and concepts such as: the public good, political authority, law, justice, and freedom. Critical thinking, speaking and writing skills will be emphasized, as well as the ability to analyze political texts and other sources. Prerequisite: ENGL110M with a grade of “C” or better.