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I. General Information

1. Course Title:
American Government and Politics

2. Course Prefix & Number:
POLS 1435

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course examines the players and institutions of contemporary American government and politics. Topics of study include:  American political thought, the U.S. Constitution, federalism, civil liberties and civil rights, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, campaigns and elections, the mass media, Congress, the presidency, bureaucracy, and the judiciary. A special emphasis is placed on the role of citizen participation.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

POLS 1435 - American Government and Politics

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

POLS 1435 - American Government and Politics

There are no corequisites for this course.