POLS-101: American Government: Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement

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Am Gov:Democrat Participation

Catalog Info

Credit Hours
4.00
Contact Hours
4.00
Course Description

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p>Examines principles and problems of American political institutions, including the role of government and politics in society, the balancing of liberty with authority, and the theories of the state. Probes mechanisms of citizen empowerment and control (public opinion, pressure groups, political parties, elections), and formal structure. Public policy as a means to meet societal needs is analyzed and evaluated along with the tools that citizens can use to influence the public policy process. Also examines foreign and domestic public policy and contemporary events. Includes how to write effective arguments as well as how to formally present political arguments.

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Pre-requisites
ENG 079 eligible
Course Satisfies MACRAO Requirements
Yes
Course Satisfies MTA Requirements
Yes
Course Satisfies the following General Education Outcomes
Category 4: Social Sciences

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

Determined by department.