Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 23, 2020  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLI 101 - American Government


(BSSD,GEEL)

Structure, powers, and processes of the American political system: executive, legislative, and judicial branches; civil liberties, federalism, democratic patterns and backgrounds, public opinion, pressure group politics, political parties, constitutional mechanisms, and administrative establishment; foreign and domestic policy. Emphasis on national level. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly PS 101.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Define, describe, and state the significance of the Constitution and the embodied key concepts of separation of power, checks and balances, and federalism.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the institutions of the U.S. government and their general roles and functions in the republic.
  • Identify the other major components and their roles in our republic: interest groups, media.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of American political culture: the values and the process of elections and lobbying.
  • Analyze, interpret, and critically examine current political events.


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