American National Politics - PLS 135 at Piedmont Community College


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PLS 135 - American National Politics
Teaches political institutions and processes of the national government of the United States, focuses on the Congress, presidency, and the courts, and on their inter- relationships. Gives attention to public opinion, suffrage, elections, political parties, interest groups, civil rights, domestic policy, and foreign relations. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

Schedule at Piedmont Community College

Summer 2020

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
21436 PLS 135-41 3
       
0:00 a.m.-0:00 a.m.
2020-06-15 VIRTUAL WW
This is an online class. Students who have not taken an online course at PVCC or another school within the Virginia Community College System are encouraged to familiarize themselves with available resources and support at www.pvcc.edu/odl before the start of classes. Students must have access to a computer and the internet.

Fall 2020

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
23561 PLS 135-40 3
       
0:00 a.m.-0:00 a.m.
2020-08-24 VIRTUAL WW
This section is internet based with no scheduled in-person or online meeting times. All instruction is provided through the college's learning management system, Canvas.
23938 PLS 135-77C 3
  Tu Th  
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
2020-08-24 VIRTUAL-REAL TIME WW
Honors section. Challenging course contentfor deeper understanding of complex issues and broader perspectives. May include research or other experiential opportunities. Open to any student with G.P.A. of 3.0. or above. Civic Engagement course (C). Civic Engagement courses equip students with critical thinking skills needed to be informed and effective participants in the civic life of the communities to which they belong. Starting fall 2020, students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement course to fulfill degree requirements and graduate. This section is internet-based and requires students to be available online at the days and times listed in the schedule. A significant portion of lectures, discussions, and presentations take place at specific hours using ZOOM and Canvas.
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