Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 
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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 120 - American Politics and Society

Credits: 3
Recommended prior coursework: HIST 150   Recommended prior coursework: ECON-105, HIST-150. Politics is central to the functioning of American society. Government's impact on residents' lives is felt in many ways and has become the dominant force shaping that society. This course acquaints students with the nature and importance of politics in American society, increases their awareness of the structure and functioning of the political system and deepens their understanding of why the system functions as it does, particularly in relationship to the nation's Constitution. The course further seeks to stimulate concern about the democratic quality of political decision making and the justice of governmental actions. (Meets the U.S. Constitution requirement for teaching credential candidates.)