Nov 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSC 210 - American Politics

Origin and development of the United States government; structure, political behavior, organizations, and processes; rights and duties of citizens. SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. K2 - Community, Culture, & Citizenship

General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P3 Perspectives on Current Issues

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the procedures and purposes of the major US institutions (Congress, Presidency, Courts and Federalism.)
  • Describe and explain the historical development of US political culture and voter preferences.
  • Analyze how individual citizens collect political information and develop values and policy preferences, and express them through political participation.
  • Examine evolving rights & responsibilities in US Constitution, Bill of Rights and appraise their effects upon US political development, culture, diversity and citizenship.
  • Evaluate major historical and current public policy debates and differentiate arguments and positions.
  • Identify collective decision making procedures of the US government; apply disciplinary models to explain outcomes.
  • Identify and explain basic concepts of American politics and government used in political science and the real world.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg

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