May 29, 2023
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.
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
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.
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Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
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