POLS1120 - American National Government
Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 9. This course provides an analysis of the organization, institutions and functions of the United States government.
- Summarize inter- and intra-government relationships (federalism) between states and the federal government.
- Examine the structural, theoretical and political contexts in which the Constitution was written.
- Explore the methods and procedures by which campaigns and elections are conducted for federal offices.
- Compare legislative, executive and judicial processes, procedures and powers of the federal government.
- Describe the roles of interest groups in the policy-making process.
- Examine the influence of political opinion on governmental systems in the United States.
- Explain theories, practices and roles of bureaucratic systems in the federal government.
- Describe the role of the mass media in shaping and informing public opinion and the policy-making process.
- Explain the structure and function of political party organizations.
- Assess the importance of citizen participation in American politics.
- Explore how political culture has influenced governmental institutions and political behavior in the United States.
5. History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
9. Ethical and Civic Responsibility