This course teaches an in depth understanding of the American political system. It includes topics of democracy, the Constitution, Federalism, political behavior, civil liberties and civil rights. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVE
The general course objective is to introduce the student to the American political system. It is intended for liberal arts transfer students who need three semester hours of political science.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY
Students should have the ability to use the English language correctly and effectively as demonstrated on appropriate English proficiency examination.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
F. understand the principles of elections, campaigns, voting motivation and PACs
G. understand the application of individual rights and the central role of the Supreme Court in its interpretation of these rights
B. The Constitution
D. Public Opinion
E. Political Parties
F. Voting and Elections
G. The Campaign Process
H. The Media
I. Interest Groups
J. Civil Liberties
K. Civil Rights