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Political Science

POLS 105


Survey of American Government


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.

Prerequisites

(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

POLITICAL SCIENCE; No of Weeks : 5; Begins : 10/05/2015

 105142977Survey of American Government Online3Thomson A$30.0030/31/0Open

POLITICAL SCIENCE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 105142020Survey of American Government 3Kirkpatrick K 2/28/0Open
M W 01:00PM-02:40PMLA260
 105142022Survey of American Government 3O'Kelly J 14/31/0Open
T R 02:30PM-04:10PMLA270
 105142703Survey of American Government Online3Thomson A$30.000/31/0Closed

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