POLS& 202 : American Government

Popular government in United States; theory and practice of national institutions. (SS)

Course Outcomes

  1. Analyze the formation, concepts, and components of the United States Constitution.
  2. Explain the idea of federalism and explain the role of states and the national government in America’s political environment.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of America’s political culture and examine the traits and beliefs of the American voter.
  4. Identify America’s major political parties, the core beliefs, and the impact special interest groups can have on their actions.
  5. Explain the electoral process in the United States.
  6. Analyze the organization and purpose of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of government.
  7. Explain the modern media and its impact on public opinion.