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United States Politics and Government

This course is a survey of the U.S. political system at the national, state and local levels. Students engage in an examination of several elements key to understanding the role of government and politics. They examine the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions, as well as social and political ideology, mass political behavior, parties and interest groups, Congress, the presidency, the courts, and the development of national public policy. In this course there is a focus on the problems of policy-making in a pluralistic democratic system.

Core Curriculum Designation: IS
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0