2011-2012 Catalog 
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POLS& 202 - American Government

5.0 Credits
This course provides a basic introduction to the structure and processes of American government and politics. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship between political culture, thought, institutions, and the debate over public policy (was POLSC 104). Prerequisite: Placement in ENG& 101  (was ENGL 105) recommended.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic structure, functions, and processes of American government. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Explain the historical and philosophical roots of the American political system and its function. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Explain the ideological and structural inputs into policy making. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Identify and explain the basic theories used by Political Science to understand American political behavior and political culture. [REASON]
  5. Choose and apply relevant theory and data to an analysis of contemporary issues/policies using relevant theory and data. [EXPLORE]

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