POLS 130: Introduction to American Government

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Focus on American politics and government on the basis of tradition and continuity. Covers: overview of constitutional development, institutions, processes, and participants of the American political system and alternative interpretations.
Course Outcomes
  • Explain basic terms, concepts, and principles of politics.
  • Analyze political processes, institutions, and issues.
  • Apply basic terms, concepts, and principles to everyday life.
  • Assess his or her personal effectiveness in the American political process.