PSC 150◊ American National Politics

3 credits

This course includes a presentation and examination of the leading institutions of American National Politics: the Congress, Presidency, Federal Courts, the Bureaucracy; the importance of the media, public opinion, political parties and interest groups; the historical circumstances surrounding the adoption of the U. S. Constitution; the civil liberties, civil rights and due process provisions in the U. S. Constitution; the activities of the national government in foreign and defense policy, environmental protection, management of the economy and economic regulation. Meets requirements of U.S. Senate Bill 195.

Lecture: 3 hours — IAI: S5 900