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Number:PS213
Name:American National Government
Description:This survey course provides an introduction to the organization and functions of American government. Topics covered include the principles of the U.S. Constitution, and the powers and limitations of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government.(Offered in alternate years with Comparative Political Systems.)
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):In alt yrs with Comp Pol Sys
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
This course was previously titled U.S. Government I

Course Objectives

Students will have primary knowledge of: (1) basic political concepts, such as human nature, liberty, equality and democracy, (2) the roles, powers and interactions of the three branches of the federal government, (3) the democratic political process in the U.S., (4) civil liberties protected by the U.S. Constitution, and (5) how federal agencies formulate and implement public policies.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
F 2016 (none) Pare $0 $0 $0
F 2016 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT-TEXT 9780205251735 VOLKOMER 14TH 13 PEARSON Pare $0 $115 $65 $0
F 2015 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT-TEXT 9780205251735 VOLKOMER 14TH 13 PEARSON Majewski $0 $107 $0
F 2015 (none) Majewski $0 $0 $0
F 2015 WE THE PEOPLE,ESSENTIALS ED. 9780393937053 GINSBERG 10TH 15 NORTON Majewski $88 $0 $0
S 2014 CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY,ESSEN.-W/ACCESS 9781133602309 JANDA 9TH 14 Majewski $0 $0 $0
F 2012 American Government 978-0-205-77838-6 Volkomer, Walter E. 13TH 11 Longman, Inc. Majewski $111 $83 $0
F 2012 Text Information Not Yet Supplied ZZDIRECT NONE MBS Majewski $0 $0 $0
S 2012 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 0-205-77838-0 VOLKOMER 13 PEARSON EDU Majewski $0 $0
S 2011 American Government 9780205778386 Volkomer 13 Pearson/Longman Majewski $0 $0
S 2011 Debates, Differences, and Divisions 9780205617647 Kryzanek Pearson/Longman Majewski $0 $0
S 2011 DEBATES, DIFFERENCES & DI 0-205-61764-6 KRYZANEK PEARSON EDU Majewski $33 $25
S 2011 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 0-205-77838-0 VOLKOMER 13 PEARSON EDU Majewski $96 $72
F 2010 LOGIC OF AMERICAN POLITIC 0-87289-604-8 KERNELL 4 CONG QUAR Shaw $90 $68
F 2010 LOGIC OF AMERICAN POLITIC 0-87289-604-8 KERNELL 4 CONG QUAR Shaw $90 $68
F 2009 ESSENTIALS OF AMERICAN GO 0-205-66283-8 OCONNOR ESSENTIA 9 LONGMAN Majewski $99 $74
F 2009 ESSENTIALS OF AMERICAN GO 0-205-66283-8 OCONNOR 9 PEARSON EDUCATION Majewski $99 $74
F 2009 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 09/10 0-07-812769-6 DUSHKIN MCG Majewski $32 $24
F 2008 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE 0-534-63090-1 CUMMINGS 10 CENGAGE LEARNING Madore $149 $112
F 2008 POINTS OF VIEW 0-07-340390-3 DICLERICO 11 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING Madore $53 $40
F 2008 KEEPING THE REPUBLIC: THE 0-87289-985-3 BARBOUR 3 CQ PRESS Harper $113 $85
F 2007 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE CUMMINGS 1 WAD Madore $124 $93
F 2007 POINTS OF VIEW DICLERICO 1 MCG Madore $51 $38
F 2007 AMERICAN GOV & POL TODAY SCHMIDT WAD Geller $131 $98
S 2006 AMERICA'S CONSTITUTION AMAR 5 Harper $30 $23
S 2006 DEBATING DEMOCRACY JOHANSEN 98 Harper $15 $11
S 2006 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE+CONSTIT... MAIER 98 Harper $3 $2