POS 201 - Introduction to American Government
American political institutions, processes and behavior. The relationships among cultural, legal and social aspects of the political system. Structure, organization and function of political parties, pressure groups and mass media. Application to contemporary issues and events. Satisfies the civic education requirement.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the main features of the US govenment as presented in the Constitution.
2. Identify the major political rights and liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments, and describe the process by which political rights are created and affirmed.
3. Describe the political process in the United States today, including the roles of political parties, the media, and public opionion.
4. Discuss the nature of political campaigns and the electoral process.
5. Identify the nature and roles of the branches of the federal government.
6. Discuss some of the main features of policy-making at the federal level.
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