South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Political Science Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


PSC 101 - American National Government  (IAI: S5900) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Political power, its application, location, impact; demands on decision makers, their forms and sources; conversion process, congress, presidency, bureaucracy and courts; outputs, policies, implementation, court decisions.

PSC 102 - American State and Local Governments  (IAI: S5902) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Formal institutions of power in states, local bodies, constitutions, intergovernmental relations, legislature, executive structures, courts, informal aspects of political power, resources, influence and culture. (Available as a telecourse)

PSC 105 - United States and Illinois Constitutions (1, 1)

Study of U.S., Illinois formal governmental structures.

PSC 108 - Contemporary Political Problems (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

This is a telecourse dealing with public policy and ethics. The course focuses on some of the important issues of the day which confront policy makers and will show men and women actively involved in politics, law, and journalism discussing these issues and being placed in situations where they must make hard choices on the issues. The guide for this telecourse is the series The Constitution: That Delicate Balance.

PSC 210 - Comparative Foreign Governments  (IAI: S5905) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Basic development, operation of governmental systems in England, France, Germany, Russia. Special attention to adaptations to contemporary political problems through use of comparative analysis.

© 2008 - 2014 South Suburban College ยท Main Number: (708)596-2000 | Office of Admissions: (708)210-5718
Main Campus: 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200
Oak Forest Center: 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452-4601