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Fall 2021

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POS101 - American Government

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces constitutional development and present practice of American government. Emphasizes the functional operation of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Examines the role of political parties and the individual.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Explain the structure and responsibilities of the executive branch.
2. Explain the structure and responsibilities of the legislative branch.
3. Explain the structure and responsibilities of the federal judiciary.
4. Trace the major historical developments of federalism in the United States.
5. Discuss the role of political parties in American politics.
6. Discuss the influence of interest groups in American politics.
7. Discuss major theories in political science pertaining to the sub-field of American politics.
8. Interpret basic data pertaining to American politics.
9. Describe the various ways in which one can engage in political participation.


Effective Term: Spring 2020