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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Arizona Constitution
Course: POS221

First Term: 1993 Fall
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Examination of the Constitution of the State of Arizona. Equivalent to the second part of POS220. May not enroll in POS220 and POS221 concurrently

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the major geographic features and historical periods of Arizona. (I)
2. Differentiate between the initiative and referendum processes. (II)
3. Describe the impeachment and recall processes. (II)
4. Describe the structure of Arizona`s legislative districts. (III)
5. Explain how a bill becomes a law. (III)
6. List the executive offices and their specific powers. (IV)
7. Describe the courts in the Arizona judicial system and the jurisdiction of each court. (V)
8. Explain the major components of county and municipal governments. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Geography and History of Arizona
   A. The three topographic zones
   B. Pre-Columbian, Spanish, and Mexican periods
   C. Territorial and early statehood periods
II. Elections and Removal from Office
   A. Voting and candidacy procedures
   B. Initiative and referendum
   C. Impeachment and recall
III. Legislative Branch
   A. Structure
   B. Lawmaking process
IV. Executive Branch
   A. Organization
   B. Powers of the office
V. Judicial Branch
   A. State court system
   B. Trial procedures
VI. County Governments and Municipalities
   A. Organization of each
   B. Powers and responsibilities of each
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  5/25/1993

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.