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POLS& 202 - American Government

5 credits

Recommended Preparation
READ 090  or placement in college level reading; ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101  or instructor permission.

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL& 101 . 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.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies social science distribution area B requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key ideas and institutions of the United States Government, including the Constitution of the United States, civil liberties, civil rights, and the three branches of government.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of citizens and methods of political participation in relationship to federal, state, and local governments.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, including the development of evidence-based arguments through discussions, papers, and exams.
  • Demonstrate civic engagement skills which will allow them to better participate in the political process.

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