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POLS 130: Introduction to American Government (3 credits)

Course Description

Focus on American politics and government on the basis of tradition and continuity. Covers: overview of constitutional development, institutions, processes, and participants of the American political system and alternative interpretations. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain basic terms, concepts, and principles of politics.
  • Analyze political processes, institutions, and issues.
  • Apply basic terms, concepts, and principles to everyday life.
  • Assess his or her personal effectiveness in the American political process.

Degrees and Certificates

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