Jul 17, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HPS 251 - American Government and Politics

Credits: 4 credits

Begins with a discussion of the founding of the United States and the Constitution and follows with an analysis of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of our government. Controversial issues of political science are debated, with each student choosing one issue for further analysis.


Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: 

  1. Students will be able to identify and analyze several of the most important features of American government and politics;
  2. Students will become familiar with and be able to discuss one specific controversial political issue through reading, writing and leading a discussion on a topic of their own choosing;
  3. Students will demonstrate awareness through discussion and examination of how film can influence one’s appreciation of political and historical events and personalities, and be able to differentiate between a creative feature film and a documentary.

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