POLS1320 Public Issues

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Goals 5 & 9 - History & the Social & Behavioral Sciences & Ethical & Civic Responsibility. This course examines issues of domestic public policy such as poverty, social services, the environment, criminal justice enforcement, economic problems, social inequality, and civil liberties. There will also be consideration of foreign policy issues such as national security, military interventions abroad, nuclear weapons, international economic competition, and human rights.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • acquire basic knowledge and understanding of several important social problems and public policies
  • gain additional knowledge about current affairs, political controversies, and international relations
  • acquire additional knowledge of the U.S. government and the Constitution
  • develop greater curiosity about the problems and event of the modern world
  • develop enhanced college-level skills in analysis, writing, research and oral presentations


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other