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Political Science

Political SciencePolitics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards. It takes both passion and perspective. Certainly all historical experience confirms the truth - that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible.” – Max Weber

The Political Science faculty at Montgomery College offer courses designed to teach students a variety of skills. Political Science teaches us crucial academic and professional skills – how to think critically, how to reason, how to analyze data, how to communicate – and helps us to engage actively with our communities. The Political Science faculty at Montgomery College offer traditional face-to-face, online, and blended classes.

The Political Science Program at the Germantown Campus also offers honors courses within the Renaissance Scholars Honors Program ( and as part of the Collegewide Honors Program (

Courses regularly taught on the Germantown campus include . . .

          • POLI 101: American Government (BSSD)
          • POLI 105: Introduction to Political Science (BSSD)
          • POLI 203: International Relations (BSSD[M])
          • POLI 206: Political Ideologies (BSSD [M])
          • POLI 211: Comparative Politics and Government (BSSD [M])
          • POLI 221: Western Political Thought (BSSD)
          • POLI 230: Introduction to International Conflict Resolution

Courses designated with BSSD apply towards the Behavioral and Social Sciences General Education Distribution Requirement. Courses designated with M fulfill the General Education Global and Cultural Perspectives Requirement.

For a complete description of these and other Political Science courses, please consult our online course catalog:

For a complete listing of the days and times when these courses are offered, please consult our online schedule:

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