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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
F 2012 American Government 0-205-77838-0 Volkomer, Walter E. 13TH 11 Longman, Inc.
F 2012 Text Information Not Yet Supplied ZZDIRECT NONE MBS
S 2012 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 0-205-77838-0 VOLKOMER 13 PEARSON EDU
S 2011 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 0-205-77838-0 VOLKOMER 13 PEARSON EDU
S 2011 American Government 0205778380 Volkomer 13 Pearson/Longman
S 2011 DEBATES, DIFFERENCES & DI 0-205-61764-6 KRYZANEK PEARSON EDU
S 2011 Debates, Differences, and Divisions 0205617646 Kryzanek Pearson/Longman
F 2010 LOGIC OF AMERICAN POLITIC 0-87289-604-8 KERNELL 4 CONG QUAR
F 2009 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 09/10 0-07-812769-6 DUSHKIN MCG
F 2009 ESSENTIALS OF AMERICAN GO 0-205-66283-8 OCONNOR 9 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 ESSENTIALS OF AMERICAN GO 0-205-66283-8 OCONNOR ESSENTIA 9 LONGMAN
F 2008 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE 0-534-63090-1 CUMMINGS 10 CENGAGE LEARNING
F 2008 KEEPING THE REPUBLIC: THE 0-87289-985-3 BARBOUR 3 CQ PRESS
F 2008 POINTS OF VIEW 0-07-340390-3 DICLERICO 11 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING
F 2007 AMERICAN GOV & POL TODAY SCHMIDT WAD
F 2007 DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE CUMMINGS 1 WAD
F 2007 POINTS OF VIEW DICLERICO 1 MCG
S 2006 AMERICA'S CONSTITUTION AMAR 5
S 2006 DEBATING DEMOCRACY JOHANSEN 98
S 2006 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE+CONSTIT... MAIER 98
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