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PSC 100 The Nevada Constitution (1 credits)
An introduction to the political history of Nevada through an in-depth examination of the basic law of the state, the Nevada Constitution as originally written and subsequently amended. Self-paced reading program. Course satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement for out-of-state students who have already satisfied the three-credit U.S. Constitution requirement and are transferring into a GBC program.

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PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics (3 credits)
A survey of United States, national, state, and local governments with emphasis on the cultural aspects of the governing process. Satisfies the legislative requirement for the United States and Nevada Constitutions. (Formerly PSC 103, Principles of American Constitutional Government)

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PSC 210 American Public Policy (3 credits)
Analysis of the interplay of forces involved in policy making at all levels of American government. Study of the impact of policy on individuals and institutions.

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PSC 231 World Politics (3 credits)
Introduction to the study of international relations that stresses a systematic approach to world politics.

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PSC 295 Special Topics in Political Science (1-3 credits)
Course may utilize special emphasis topics/instructors or be offered as an individualized study format with directed readings. Classes will usually mirror offerings at other NSHE institutions. Unlimited repeatability. [S/U]

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PSC 401F Public Opinion and Political Behavior (3 credits)
Studies factors which shape basic political attitudes, circumstances which result in different kinds of political behavior, and psychological aspects of American government and politics in relation to public opinion in electoral politics, governance, and democratic theory.

Prerequisite: Must have completed 40 or more credits including PSC 101.

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PSC 401Z Special Topics in American Government (3 credits)
Analysis of selected research and topical issues of political systems. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite: Must have completed 40 or more credits including PSC 101.

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PSC 403C Environmental Policy (3 credits)
An examination of environmental policy and environmental law including issues in policy formulation and implementation, the basic statutory and regulatory framework, and judicial interpretation of the law. (Formerly PSC 421, Environmental Policy)

Prerequisite: Must have completed 40 or more credits including PSC 101.

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PSC 403K Problems in American Public Policy (3 credits)
Examination of American public policy frameworks and spectrum of the political characteristics, institutions, and dynamics associated with decision-making processes in American government.

Prerequisite: Must have completed 40 or more credits including PSC 101.

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