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POLS 101 - American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)

  • 3 credits
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American Government and Politics surveys the major components of the American political system. The course reviews the following topics:

  • American political values and the government system created by the Constitution, including the separation of powers, federalism, civil rights, and civil liberties.
  • The sources of political participation: public opinion, the media, elections, voting, political parties, and interest groups.
  • Federal political institutions--Congress, the President, the federal court and the federal bureaucracy, and the states.
  • Domestic and international policies.

This course is part of the All-University core Curriculum 3C requirement.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Social/Behavioral Sciences (Category 3C) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Economic or Political Systems (GT-SS1).