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Political Science

The political science department at Wenatchee Valley College offers courses in American government, constitutional issues, state and local government, and international relations that contribute to the social sciences requirement (15 credits) of the associate of arts and sciences degree, or electives contributing to that degree.


Theory, principles, organization, and functions of political Institutions, such as legislatives, executives, and judiciaries will be examined. The comparative approach to democratic and non-democratic systems and their institutions (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) will be utilized extensively. Emphasis on political cultures and national characters such as classical conservatism and liberalism, fascism, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, and religions, etc.