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Course Details

Course Code: POLS510 Course ID: 2729 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The course covers a combination of theories and applications that will provide the student with basic tools required to understand, navigate, and communicate with the three administrative elements of the federal government. The emphasis of the course is based on a study of composing, legislating, implementing, and enforcing public policy set against a background of both historical and current elements.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

1: Evaluate the constitutional roles of the executive branch and Congress in making policy.

2: Assess the roles of interest groups, parties, and media in the exercise of presidential power.

3: Analyze the factors that affect presidential leadership.

4: Assess the constitutional and historical context of Congress’ lawmaking functions.

5: Critique the congressional budgeting process.

6: Analyze how individual members of Congress exert power and influence.

7: Evaluate the “open systems” model regarding governmental agencies.

8: Assess the effectiveness of various approaches to controlling bureaucracy.

Requirement Percent

Forum Discussions (8) 60

Research Paper 20

Final Exam 20

100

1: Evaluate the constitutional roles of the executive branch and Congress in making policy.

2: Assess the roles of interest groups, parties, and media in the exercise of presidential power.

3: Analyze the factors that affect presidential leadership.

4: Assess the constitutional and historical context of Congress’ lawmaking functions.

5: Critique the congressional budgeting process.

6: Analyze how individual members of Congress exert power and influence.

7: Evaluate the “open systems” model regarding governmental agencies.

8: Assess the effectiveness of various approaches to controlling bureaucracy.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.