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||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 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.
Book Title: American Government
The e-textbook is found at https://openstax.org/details/books/american-government-2e
License: American Government 2e by OpenStax is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0
Book Title: The United States Congress
The e-textbook is found at http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=341403
|Book Title:||American Government, 2nd ed. - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.