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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

POS 204 - American State and Local Government

Theory and practice of state and local government, utilizing a problem-solving or “policy” approach.  Students are encouraged to explore in depth the workings of city and county governments locally.  Satisfies the civic education requirement.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Describe some of the main features of the structures of state and local government.
2.  Discuss how the various levels of govenment interact with each other and with the citizens they represent.
3.  Describe the major elements in the policy-making process in state and local governments.
4.  Identify some of the forces influencing policy-making.
5.  Identify and discuss some of the primary issues facing state and local govenments.