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JA Political Science
JC Political Theory
JF General Government
JK USA Federal Government
JS USA Local Government
JV Immigration
JZ International Relations
KZ Law of Nations

Course Descriptions

POLS 1101 (American Government)

This course is an introductory course covering the essential facts of national, state and local governments in the United States. This course satisfies state law requiring examination on Georgia and United States Constitutions.

POLS 2201 (State and Local Government)

This course examines the organization and functions of the state and its political subdivisions.

POLS 2301 (Introduction to Comparative Politics)

This course is an introduction to select political systems around the world.

Suggested Political Science Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Contains more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of 10,600 publications: including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals.
  • Baldy Editorial Cartoons: The Clifford H. Baldowski Collection
    Contains 6,740 pen and ink drawings and 2,460 velox. A rich source for those studying political reorganization in Georgia and the growth of Atlanta as well as the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the Vietnam conflict, Middle East tensions, and Watergate.
  • Films on Demand
    Consists of 7,000 video titles (77,000 segments) in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health, and Science. Also includes the new collection of United Newsreels which includes an additional 260 titles (1,250 segments).
  • Georgia - Attorney General's Office
    The Georgia Attorney General's Office maintains a website of information on its staff, history, mission, organization, etc. The site also provides the ability to search the opinions of the Attorney General (1994-present).
  • Georgia Administrative Rules and Regulations
    An electronic version of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia. Searchable by the name of the agency, chapter/rule number, the name of the rule itself, or a specific rule number.
  • Georgia Code
    The compilation of the currently enforceable laws of the state of Georgia. The database is searchable by keyword and by code number. The code can also be browsed by title, chapter, and section.
  • Georgia Official and Statistical Register: "Georgia's Blue Book"
    Considered an important reference work for historical research, the Register covers Georgia’s executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, providing biographical sketches of elected and other state officials. Georgia members of U.S. Congress and federal judges are included, as are county officials and regents of the university system. The Register contains election returns, provides basic reference data on Georgia counties, and covers Georgia miscellany: such as the state flag, state flower, state song, rosters of Georgia governors, and legal holidays.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Contains thousands of full-text publications: newspapers, legal news, general interest magazines, medical journals, trade publications, company financial information, transcripts, wire service reports, government publications, law reviews, and reference works.
  • MasterFILE Elite
    Provides abstracts and indexing for over 2,000 publications as well as full-text for over 1,000 journals and general magazines covering nearly all subjects: general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues.
  • Newspaper Source
    Provides cover-to-cover full-text for 35 national and international newspapers, as well as selective full-text for 375 regional newspapers.
  • Reuters
    Brings you breaking news from around the world: covering business, finance, politics, entertainment, and more in video, text, newswire, and graphics.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    The best-known statistical reference publication in the country.

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