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PS 202 - U.S. Government: Ideologies and Political Participation

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): BT 113  or WR 115  or designated placement.

Course Description: Examines the concepts and principles of the American political system including political ideologies, civil liberties, and the role of interest groups, media and public participation in campaigns and elections.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Trace the development of American ideologies and political culture.
  • CLO#2: Explain the U.S. Constitution: historical antecedents and contemporary perspectives.
  • CLO#3: Describe the development of political parties, campaigns, and the role of the media and interest groups in the political process.
  • CLO#4: Utilize critical thinking skills to explain strengths and weaknesses in the U.S. political system. (ILO: Critical Thinking)

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