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POS 101 American Politics
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: POS 1110
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: The theory, organization, politics, function and problems of the federal system of government in the United States; the growth of self-government to the adoption of the federal form; the powers, functions and related activities of national government and institutions. Meets the Arizona State Department of Education U.S. Constitution requirement for teacher certification. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Associate specific political and military events with the appropriate historical figures and the correct historical era.

2. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the 3 branches of government.

3. (Comprehension Level) Describe and explain the organizational structure of the federal government as established by the US Constitution.

4. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the various political ideologies and theories that formed the basis of the US Constitution.

5. (Analysis Level) Explain the amendment process and analyze the impact of specific amendments on the development of the United States.

6. (Analysis Level) Differentiate and explain the political theories and ideologies that are the basis for the political parties in the US.

7. (Analysis Level) Examine the influence and contributions of the media and lobbyist groups on national politics.

8. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain specific social, religious, cultural, minority and gender related contributions to the American governmental system.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None