American Government


Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Outline the institutional structures and how these structures interact with each other to explain the processes of government
  • Apply an understanding of government processes to analyze contemporary politics
  • Explain how the historical development of the United States affects the contemporary political environment
  • Analyze the formal and informal processes by which public policy is made
  • Explain how individual actors impact the contemporary political environment
  • Apply informational literacy skills in the study of politics
    This class includes the following eText:

O’Conner and Sabato, American Government: Roots and Reform, 2012 Election Edition, 12th Edition (2014); ISBN: 0205865801