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POS 220 U.S. and Arizona Constitutions
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
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: An examination of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and other significant amendments, and the Constitution of the State of Arizona, including the historic background, theory, organization and functions of the U.S. federal and state systems of government. Course is required to meet the Arizona State Department of Education U.S. Constitution and Arizona government requirements for teacher certification. Course meets the state requirements for the AAS Degree in Corrections. Students selecting POS220 (3) should not enroll in either POS103 (1) or POS105 (2). Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: This course meets the Arizona State requirements for teacher certification.
Students selecting POS220 (3) should not enroll in either POS103 (1) or POS105 (2).
This is a required course for the Corrections AAS Degree.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the significance of the people and events of the past that led to the U.S. movement for independence from Great Britain.
2. (Comprehension Level) Compare and contrast the functions, duties, limitations and responsibilities of the three branches of the federal government.
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe and explain the organizational structure of the federal system of government established by the Constitution.
4. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the various political ideologies and theories that formed the basis of the U.S. Constitution.
5. (Analysis Level) Explain the amendment process and analyze the impact of specific amendments on the development of the United States.
6. (Comprehension Level) Identify Arizona's major historical periods from Pre-Columbian to the modern era.
7. (Comprehension Level) Compare and contrast the functions, duties, limitations and responsibilities of the various branches of government in Arizona.
8. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast the Arizona governmental structure and constitution with the federal government's structure and constitution.
9. (Analysis Level) Interpret, compare, contrast and/or critique different explanations and evaluations of Arizona governmental institutions.
10. (Comprehension Level) Identify and discuss specific contributions made by social, religious, cultural and minority groups to the Arizona political experience.
11. (Comprehension Level) Associate specific political events with key political figures and the governmental branch.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None