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Fall 2018
Nov 27, 2021
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GOVT 008 - US Political Systems
This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the American political system. The first part of the course addresses the foundations of American politics, particularly the meaning of representative government and the role of elections. The second phase of the course considers the role of important institutions in American government including Congress, the Presidency, the courts, parties, and interest groups. The final section of the course addresses current controversies in public policy including the balance between national security and civil liberties, education reform, and health policy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Discussion, Distance, Lecture

Government Department

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