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).
This course can be applied toward:
Dr. Pamela Duncan received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Colorado State University in 2003 with subfields in American government comparative politics and environmental policy. She comes from inland Southern California having received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Riverside. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org