pol115 | undergraduate
American National Government
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Civil Liberties and Rights/The Courts
- Describe the structure of the federal court system.
- Identify the influence of public policies on civil liberties and civil rights.
- Describe civil liberties found in the Bill of Rights.
- Identify the struggles of diverse people toward achieving their civil rights.
- Explain the importance of the United States Supreme Court.
- Identify the powers and limits of the court system.
Introduction to American National Government/The Constitution
- Identify the important policies and processes of American government.
- Explain the importance of participation to democracy.
- Identify the core principles of the Constitution.
- Explain how the ratification debate structured the nature of our democracy.
- Describe the methods of changing the Constitution.
- Describe the evolution of presidential power.
- Explain how a bill becomes a law.
- Explain the structure and organization of Congress.
- Describe the role of Congress in the American political system.
- Summarize the various roles of the president.
The Federal Bureaucracy/Public Policy
- Describe the influence of the federal bureaucracy on the American political system.
- Summarize the role of the federal bureaucracy on creating and implementing regulations.
- Compare the three main types of public policy.
- Describe how the political process affects public policy.
Political Participation and Elections
- Summarize factors that affect elections.
- Explain how the Electoral College frames presidential elections.
- Identify the roles of the American citizen in the political system.
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