American Government

POL 1300 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Introduces students to the American system of government, how it functions, and its politics. Studies early American history and philosophy as the source of the American Declaration of Independence, the design of the U.S. Constitution, and major issues in the development of the American political system. Examines the roles of public opinion, political behavior and participation, political parties, and interest groups in shaping American politics and policy. Includes a detailed analysis of major governmental institutions, their structures, and their operation.


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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