General Education Courses: PLS 101

The department of political science offers one course, PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship, which is included in the general education program at Missouri State University. The overall aim of general education is to develop people capable of making thoughtful choices that lead to creative and productive lives and responsible participation in society. You must complete the general education requirements (43-51 hours) with a cumulative 2.0 GPA in order to graduate.

The general education program has three major components: basic required courses, areas of inquiry (including natural world, culture and society, and self-understanding), and public affairs. Each course that is in the general education program promotes a common set of general education objectives.

Completion of PLS 101 satisfies one part of the public affairs component. The general education course PLS 101 has a list of course goals that correspond to the overall aims of general education, as well as, supplemental material and video:

  1. PLS 101 Course Goals
  2. Missouri Government and Politics Supplement
  3. Missouri Government Videos