Jun 25, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin
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POL 150 - American Government

Credits: 3

This course serves as an introduction to the key actors, institutions, and political ideals that animate the government of the United States. Students learn about the foundational ideals of US political culture:  liberty and democracy. The US Constitution, the rights and obligations of citizens, and various tools and types of political participation are surveyed; the latter includes attention to public opinion, interest groups, political parties, elections, and the news media. Students also study the institutional design and typical operation of the three national branches–Congress, the Presidency and federal bureaucracy, as well as, the Supreme Court–in addition to their limitations in a federal system.



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