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POL 205. American National Government. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on American government by analyzing how the government attained the power it has today by examining the theories and principles that underlie the American system of governance. It will analyze the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, the necessity of checks and balances, the concept of federalism, American political parties, campaigns, elections, interest groups, the judiciary, and the media. In order to understand how government works, the course will look at social welfare issues, civil liberties, common political culture, the impact of social cleavages on policy, and who participates in the democratic process. Prerequisites: ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement.



...United States Government and Politics 3 3 POL 205 American National Government United States History...

Criminal Justice


...3 Year 2 Fall POL 211 Massachusetts And...3 PSY 240 , SOC 205 , or HIS 125...

History and Political Science Track


...3 POL 205 American National Government 3 POL 210 American International Relations 3 POL 250...