Amer Gov 1-People and Politics (PLSC 121)
Explores basic political concepts and what distinguishes democracy from other forms of government. Traces formative ideas and forces that shaped U.S. Constitution. Expansion of civil liberties and rights is examined. Attention to relations of national, state and local governments. Shows how public opinion through the media, interest groups, political parties, and elections makes demands on---and places restraints on---government. What new challenges for government arise from scientific, demographic, economic, and social change? This course meets General Education requirements: Social Awareness, Race/Ethnicity/Gender Issues; Social Foundations. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer
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