American Studies 1

POL 1400 2 Quarter Hours
Course Level Undergraduate
Description Analyzes and explains the U.S. national government. Begins with the American Revolution and the development of the Constitution and the United States’ federal system of government. Discusses civil rights and civil liberties as well as public opinion, political socialization, and the impact of interest groups. By the end of the course, the successful student should understand the general governing framework of the United States, U.S. politics and policy, and what influences the government’s outputs and outcomes.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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