POLS& 202: American Government

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Social Science

Focus is given to the system, process, and organizational functions of the American government. It also puts primary attention on the relationships between citizens and their national government by exploring the key theoretical precepts that shaped the Constitution and its federal structural arrangements. Close attention is paid to the policy making process and its key actors, as well as various public policies.

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  1. American Political Culture
  2. The Founding and the Constitution
  3. Congress
  4. Presidency
  5. Federal Courts
  6. Civil Liberties
  7. Civil Rights
  8. Political Parties
  9. Campaigns and Elections
  10. Media