GOVT 1111

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

A policy-centered approach to the study of government in the American experience.  Considers the American Founding and how it influenced the structure of government;  how national institutions operate in shaping law and public policy; who has a voice in American politics and why some are more influential than others; and how existing public policies themselves influence social, economic, and political power.  Students will gain an introductory knowledge of the founding principles and structure of American government, political institutions, political processes, political behavior, and public policy.

When Offered Fall, summer.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)
Course Subfield (AM)

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 1115

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt