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Introduction to Political Science: Certificate Program

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Refresh your understanding of political science and earn an Introduction to Political Science Certificate in just a few weeks with this fun course. You'll earn a certificate you can use to boost your resume in just a few weeks by watching our video lessons and taking the multiple-choice quizzes.
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19 Chapters in Introduction to Political Science: Certificate Program

19 chapters in Introduction to Political Science: Certificate Program

Ch 1. Basic Terms and Concepts of Political Science {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[21637].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is Political Science? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21786].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21786].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Politics: Definition and Source of Governmental Conflict Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20089].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20089].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Rules of American Politics: Democracy, Constitutionalism & Capitalism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20090].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20090].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Difference Between Countries, Nations, States, and Governments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21788].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21788].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Civil Society and Citizenship Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21790].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21790].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Political Power: Definition, Types & Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20091].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20091].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Representation in Political Science Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22821].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22821].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Political Justice and Political Rights Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21791].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21791].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Relationship Between Political Culture and Public Opinion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21789].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21789].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Political Economy: International, Local and Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40813].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40813].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Origins of Civil Liberties in the United States: History & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15084].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15084].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Freedom of Speech, Press & Assembly: Definition, Importance & Limitations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15085].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15085].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is Freedom of Religion? - Definition, History & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15086].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15086].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Law and Order: Procedural Rights of the Accused Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15087].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15087].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15088].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15088].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Right to Bear Arms: History, Pros & Cons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15089].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15089].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Courts and a Free Society: Role in Deciding Civil Liberties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15090].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15090].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16115].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16115].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16116].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16116].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16117].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16117].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16119].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16119].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16120].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16120].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The State Court System of the United States: Definition & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17901].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17901].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Power of the Federal Judiciary: Sources & Consequences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17902].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17902].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Federal Court System of the United States: Definition, Structure & Levels Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17903].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17903].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Judicial Decision Making: Steps & Participants Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17904].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17904].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Constitutional Checks & Balances on the Power of the Supreme Court: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17905].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17905].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Original Versus Appellate Jurisdiction: Definition & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17906].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17906].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Selection of Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges: Process & Tenure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17907].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17907].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is the Bureaucracy? - Role, Structure & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21127].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21127].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Problems of Bureaucracy: Contributing Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21128].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21128].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The History & Impact of Governmental Bureaucracy in the U.S. Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21129].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21129].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Presidency, the Cabinet & the Bureaucracy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21130].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21130].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21131].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21131].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Elections & Public Perception: Impact on the Bureaucracy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21132].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21132].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Bureaucratic Accountability: Definition & Institutions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21133].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21133].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Political Party: Definition, Function, Organization & Mobilization Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18948].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18948].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Two-Party & Multi-Party Systems: Similarities & Differences Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18952].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18952].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The National Parties: Organization & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19294].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19294].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Relationship Between Political Parties & Interest Groups Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18954].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18954].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Electoral and Party Systems: Definition & Role Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18956].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18956].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Ideological Parties: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17834].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17834].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21122].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21122].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Public vs. Private Interest Groups Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31567].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31567].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Development & Maintenance of Interest Groups Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21123].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21123].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Interest-Group Litigation Strategies: Ways to Influence Policy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17908].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17908].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Pluralist View of Interest Groups on American Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21125].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21125].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is American Political Culture? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21523].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21523].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is Public Opinion? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21524].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21524].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is Political Socialization? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21527].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21527].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Measurement of Public Opinion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21525].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21525].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Polling the Attentive Public Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31412].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31412].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Opinion Leaders: Who Are They & Why Do They Matter? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31413].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Voting: Costs and Benefits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21528].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21528].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Factors that Influence Voters During Presidential Elections Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18482].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18482].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Political Change: Definition, Purpose & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31415].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31415].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Tools of Foreign Policy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31564].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31564].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Developing Foreign Policy: The President, Congress & Interest Groups Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21165].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21165].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Foreign Policy Powers of the President & Congress Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21166].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21166].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Use & Capabilities of U.S. Military Power Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21167].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21167].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Ideals, Interests & Needs of Protecting the American Public Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21168].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21168].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Economics of National Security Policy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21169].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21169].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is International Relations? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26328].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26328].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Sovereignty in World Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25632].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25632].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Modernization, Development & Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25636].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25636].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Less-Developed Countries & Obstacles to Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28939].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28939].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Imperialism & Colonialism in the International System Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28938].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28938].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How Nationalism Impacts World Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Globalization & Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25631].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25631].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Types of Global Health Issues Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23481].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23481].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Global Environmental Issues: Types & Treaties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23482].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23482].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Climate Change: Economic & Political Issues Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60958].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60958].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Differing Viewpoints on Global Sustainability Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23483].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23483].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23485].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23485].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Political Issues of Migration: Border Security & Political Asylum Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23488].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23488].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Global Population Issues, Concerns & Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23487].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23487].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Global Human Trafficking and Slavery Issues Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23489].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23489].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Global Threat to Human Security & the Security Dilemma Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23490].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23490].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Weapons Proliferation: Concerns & Actions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23492].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23492].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - State & Non-State Actors in International Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27853].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27853].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as International Political Actors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27854].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27854].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Organizations Established to Address Global Concerns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[38776].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[38776].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27859].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27859].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15557].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15557].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27864].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27864].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is the World Health Organization? - Definition, History & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15724].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15724].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): History & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27860].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27860].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Multi-National Corporations as International Political Actors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27855].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27855].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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