POS2041

American Federal Government

Course Code: POS2041

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
A study of our Federal Government designed to give the student an understanding of its organization, principles and the way it works. The relationship of the individual to government is emphasized. POS 2112 is recommended for subsequent study. This course meets civic literacy requirement.

Course Details

Instructors:

Gabriel Landry, M.S.
landryg@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Wilson, James Q., John J. Dilulio, Jr., Meena Bose, and Matthew Levendusky. American Government: Institutions and Policies – W/Mindtap Access (Looseleaf). 15th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN: 9781337130639

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify theories, hypotheses and research methodologies that behavioral scientists use to explain, investigate and predict behaviors and social trends.

SS-2 Use appropriate social and behavioral science investigation techniques to analyze contemporary social issues.

SS-3 Identify and investigate interdisciplinary courses in the social and behavioral sciences, such as, history, criminal justice, economics, etc. and establish how these courses are inter-related from a global perspective.

SS-4 Create and utilize current technologies in developing oral and written presentations on topics relevant to subject matter under the auspices of social and behavioral sciences.

SS-5 Identify fundamental modalities used to promote understanding of differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the United States Constitution and its application, popular consent, separation of powers and federalism.

Examine the role of public opinion and political parties in American elections and campaigns.

Examine the different institutions of United States government the role of each and the interdependence of each institution of government and why this relationship developed.

Analyze the procedures and techniques used by various officials in the performance of their duties, and the various forms of policy making and strategies.

Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.

Develop and demonstrate an understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation, and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.

SS-1, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5

SS-1, SS-4

SS-1, SS-2, SS

Tests, Writing Assignments, Discussion Board, Reports/Presentations

 

 

  •  Read and study all assigned material, including text and articles in preparation for test.
  • Attend all lectures and participate in discussion.
  • Follow instructions, identify and explain concepts in writing assignments and research papers.
  • Turn in all writing assignments and research papers.
  • Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions. (Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.)

 

 

 

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