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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLS 290 - Political Analysis (4)

An introduction to political science inquiry and methodology, focusing on the process of making and supporting knowledge claims about political phenomena. The course serves as an introduction to the methods of political science, emphasizing the development of theories and the substantiation of causal claims with evidence. The methods covered include both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Instruction on research design, review of the literature, proper use of citations, as well as collection, use, and interpretation of data will be covered. Prerequisite: one course from POLS 220, 235, 240, 261, or 281. Fall and Spring.