The history, development, and intellectual origin of American government are studied and analyzed. Special consideration is given to the structure and operation of the executive, legislative and judiciary branches, and the role of government and politics in a modern industrial society.
This course identifies the major institutions of local, state, and national government, their powers, and interrelationships. Emphasis is placed on this country’s legal principles as established in the United States Constitution. American Government is designed to enable students to participate effectively in the political process.