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THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM: AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (SOC-261204)

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Course Description:


Explore the principles, institutions and processes of American government and politics. Gain an understanding of the structure and operation of U.S. government and political systems; a recognition of the avenues available to individuals and groups for effective political involvement; an appreciation of the role of the media in influencing politics and public policy; detailed comprehension of key decision making and implementing political institutions with particular attention to the budgetary process; an introductory working knowledge of the public policy process and policy area substance; and a foundation for advanced study in public affairs, public policy and public administration. This course fully meets the general education requirement in Social Sciences.

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This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. May. Sep.

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