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Active as of Fall Semester 2012



I. General Information

1. Course Title:
State and Local Government

2. Course Prefix & Number:
POLS 1439

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This is a general survey course on state and local government.  Topics of study include federalism, state constitutions, political parties, interest groups, elections, state agencies, local government, and policy making.  The course covers state legislatures and law-making with special emphasis on the Minnesota Legislature.  The office of governor is examined as is the Minnesota State Constitution and state government’s relationship to Minnesota's local units of government.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

POLS 1439 - State and Local Government

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

POLS 1439 - State and Local Government

There are no corequisites for this course.