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POLS& 202 - American Government

5 Credits
Examines government and politics in the United States. Covers the theory and practice of national institutions, political parties, elections, civil rights and liberties. Analyzes problems confronting American government, including domestic and foreign policies.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day, Online
Fall Day, Online
Winter Day, Online
Spring Day, Online

Designed to Serve Any person with an interest in the US political system. Transfer students and political science majors.
Active Date 2011-06-15

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
1. Introductory concepts 2. The constitution and its development 3. The Supreme Court 4. The courts and civil rights 5. Equality and civil rights 6. Political parties and elections 7. The national executive and the Congress 8. The American role in a changing world 9. The urban crisis and other domestic issues 10. Congress

Student Learning Outcomes
To analyze concepts relating to American national government

To recall political terminology learned in class and use it appropriately

To apply analytical tools to problems confronting American government

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