2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Survey of State and Local Government
Organization, working principles and functional processes of State and local governments in the United States, including Nevada.
(Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.)
American Public Policy
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.
Introduction to Comparative Politics
An introduction to the comparative study of selected developed and developing societies. Emphasis will be given to the study of
institutions and their functions, various administrative and decision-making processes and contemporary problems and issues. Satisfies
UNR Social Science core curriculum.
Introduction to Political Philosophy
Major political philosophers, e.g. Plato, Aristotle, Macchiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, on topics such as justice, freedom,
equality, tyranny, war, racism, sexism, power, consent and economics. Co-listed with Philosophy 207.
Introduction to International Relations
A topical introduction to international relations stressing the principles of a systematic approach to world politics. Emphasis will be given
to major issues/crises confronting contemporary global society. Satisfies UNR Social Science core curriculum.
Social Science Research Methods
An overview of the methods and analytical techniques used in the research of social phenomena. Emphasis will be on the design and
execution of research.
The Politics of International Terrorism
The course will examine the definition of international terrorism, its underlying social, political and economic classes, its use as a political
tool, its manifestations in the world and the measures to be taken for its prevention.
Selected Readings on the Presidency
Seminar or individualized study course on various topics related to the presidency. Emphasis will be given to an analysis of various
presidents, the traditional and contemporary powers of the office and the selection process. May be repeated for up to six credits.
Internship in Political Science
1.00 - 8.00
A course designed wherein students will apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a
faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Available to students who have completed all core and major requirements and have a
2.5 GPA. Contact the appropriate chairperson for the application, screening and required skills evaluation. Up to eight semester hour
credits may be earned on the basis of 100 hours of internship for eight credit. The course may be repeated for up to eight credits. This
course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
Special Topics in Political Science
Prerequisite: PSC 103 or approval of the instructor.
The course will focus on a contemporary issue or concern of topical interest within the field of Political Science. The issue may be
domestic, comparative and/or international in scope. Examples include: Middle East and African government and politics, international
organizations, the Nevada Legislature and the politics of nationalized healthcare. May be repeated one time for three credits (maximum six
credits total). Repeated course title must be different.
3.00 - 6.00
Prerequisite: PSC 101 plus one Political Science three-credit elective and consent of instructor.
Provides students the opportunity to be selected to serve in federal, state, or local government offices normally within the TMCC service
area. If more students apply than there are positions available, students must submit resumes and will be selected by a review committee.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.