3 hours Lecture, 3 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
Prerequisite(s): Requires placement at the college level or satisfaction of developmental education requirements in reading and writing.
AA Elective: Yes
This course discusses the principles of the United States Constitution and the structure and the machinery of the formal institutions of national government. Topics include politics and American culture, American Constitutionalism, public opinion and interest groups, political parties, campaigns and elections, the legislative process, the presidency, the federal bureaucracy and presidential staff, the judicial process, civil rights and civil liberties, American federalism, and American politics in world affairs. Students use course material to formulate and express their conclusions and interpretations of important political events and considerations.
This course is also offered in Honors format. For Honors Program sections, Honors Program permission is required.
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