An introductory survey concerned with the political operation of the government of the United States, including origins of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, a close review of the three branches of government, the electoral process and a critique of current political issues. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies social science distribution area B requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 095 or placement in ENGL& 101, or instructor permission.
- Develop an understanding of the Political Science perspective and vocabulary
- Develop an understanding of the fundamental institutions and foundations of American Government
- Develop an understanding of the political, social and economic factors that affect the functioning of American Government
- Develop an understanding of the role race, class and gender have played in the form and function of American Government