Course Code: POLS210 Course ID: 3729 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This is the first course in a two-course sequence in American Government. The course is designed to convey basic facts about the structure and functioning of the American political system. The philosophical foundation of the U.S. Constitution is explored and the federalist construct is examined. The functions of the three separate branches of government and their roles in policy making are a major focus.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Start Month||Session||Weeks|
|04/24/2023 - 09/29/2023||10/02/2023 - 11/26/2023||October||Fall 2023 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023||11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023||November||Fall 2023 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023||12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024||December||Fall 2023 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/31/2023 - 12/29/2023||01/01/2024 - 02/25/2024||January||Winter 2024 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024||02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024||February||Winter 2024 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/25/2023 - 03/01/2024||03/04/2024 - 04/28/2024||March||Winter 2024 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1 Explain the philosophical basis and functioning of the American republic.
CO-2 Describe the historical foundations of the American government.
CO-3 Explain the evolution of the U. S. Constitution.
CO-4 Describe the types of political participation in a democratic system.
CO-5 Explain the power and roles of the three branches of government.
CO-6 Define the purpose and functions of the federal bureaucracy.
CO-7 Explain the policy-making process in the federal system.
CO-8 Identify the influences on political beliefs and behavior.
|W1: The Constitution and Healthcare||10.00%|
|W2: Public Opinion||10.00%|
|W4: The President the Congress and the Economy||10.00%|
|W6: The Federal Bureaucracy Courts and National Security||10.00%|
|W8: Interest Groups||10.00%|
|Week 2 Quiz||1.43%|
|Week 3 Quiz||1.43%|
|Week 4 Quiz||1.43%|
|Week 5 Quiz||1.43%|
|Week 6 Quiz||1.43%|
|Week 7 Quiz||1.43%|
|Week 8 Quiz||1.43%|
|First Essay: Healthcare||10.00%|
|Second Essay: National Security||10.00%|
Not current for future courses.