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

Catalog Info

Effective Term
Winter 2014
WebAdvisor Title
Am Gov:Democrat Participation
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
4 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description


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.



ENG-079 eligible
Course Satisfies MACRAO Requirements
MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department.

Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624, lainfo@hfcc.edu, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201