Jul 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PS 202 - U.S. Government and Politics

3 Credit(s)

A continuation of U.S. Government and Politics that focuses on the institutions of American Government (the US Congress, the Presidency, the Federal Bureaucracy, and the Federal Court System), the history, formation, and implementation of civil rights and liberties in United States; the theory and practice of American Federalism, and the formation and implementation of U.S. economic and foreign policy. 

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, students should be able to:

1. Identify, explain, and analyze historical foundations, core concepts, theories, debates, and historical foundations for contemporary U.S. politics and government.

2. Analyze how social and political phenomena influence human and governmental behavior.

3. Identify and explain influences on the U.S. political system, institutions, and political culture.

4. Identify, explain, and critically assess various means through which citizens and groups participate in U.S. politics.

5. Explain the roles and responsibilities of individuals and/or institutions within the context of the U.S. political system.

6. Develop and express political ideas and opinions through the critical evaluation of political information with respect for different points of view.

7. Apply knowledge and experiences to increase appreciation for and participation in the United States' diverse political society.

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