Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to: A. Assess the constitutional framework of the U.S. national government. B. Identify the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. C. Appraise the effectiveness of the legislative, executive, and judicial institutions of the U.S. national government. D. Compare and contrast various models of federalism/intergovernmental relations. E. Illustrate the interaction of the American people with their national political system through political parties, interest groups and the media. F. Appraise elections as a cornerstone of political participation in a democracy. G. Demonstrate political analysis through written work. H. Demonstrate a respect for diverse political cultures as participants in our political system.
Textbook information is available at http://bookstore-qc.bhc.edu You will need to know the BHC course number, e.g., POLS 122, and the section number.
Examines the development and operation of the U.S. national system of government; evolution of the Constitution; the organization, powers, and functions of the three branches of government; the practice and limitations of American politics; and the interrelationships with state and local governments.
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