Political Science

POLS 105

Survey of American Government (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is an introductory study of the American political system. Emphasis is placed on historical and contemporary political theories and ideologies as well as on political institutions, parties and interest groups. You will engage in analysis of decision-makers, power and controversial issues.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Compare major political ideologies.
  • Investigate how America's founding documents provide a framework for the country's political system.
  • Analyze the development of American federalism.
  • Examine the constitutional limits of civil liberties and civil rights.
  • Differentiate between American political parties.
  • Evaluate how Congress fulfills its constitutional and democratic responsibilities.
  • Evaluate how presidents fulfill their political and legal roles.
  • Investigate the federal judiciary's structure and role in settling legal disputes.
  • Analyze the formation and implementation of American public policy.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2017; POLITICAL SCIENCE; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 01/09/2017

 105112972Survey of American Government Online3Thomson A$12.0016/31/0Open

Winter; 2017; POLITICAL SCIENCE; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/13/2017

 105112363Survey of American Government Online3Thomson A$12.0011/31/0Open

Winter; 2017; POLITICAL SCIENCE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/30/2017

 105112029Survey of American Government 3Kirkpatrick K$12.000/28/0Closed
T R 03:30PM-05:10PMLA260
 105112754Survey of American Government Online3Thomson A$12.000/31/0Closed

Winter; 2017; POLITICAL SCIENCE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/09/2017

 105112001Survey of American Government 3McGinnis D$12.0011/28/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:20AMLA260
 105112008Survey of American Government 3Kirkpatrick K$12.002/28/0Open
T R 08:30AM-09:50AMLA260
 105112009Survey of American Government 3Kirkpatrick K$12.001/28/0Open
T R 10:30AM-11:50AMLA260
 105112010Survey of American Government 3Robinson R$12.009/31/0Open
M W 11:00AM-12:20PMLA270
 105112011Survey of American Government 3Thomson A$12.001/31/0Open
T R 11:00AM-12:20PMLA270
 105112013Survey of American Government 3McGinnis D$12.0016/28/0Open
F 12:00PM-02:54PMLA260
 105112017Survey of American Government 3Kirkpatrick K$12.000/28/0Closed
T R 12:00PM-01:20PMLA260
 105112053Survey of American Government 3Robinson R$12.0016/31/0Open
W 06:00PM-08:54PMLA270
 105112944Survey of American Government Online3Thomson A$12.005/31/0Open
 105216226Survey of American Government 3McGinnis D$12.0012/31/0Open
W 12:00PM-02:54PMRC680
 105216285Survey of American Government 3McGinnis D$12.0020/31/0Open
T 06:00PM-08:54PMRC675

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