POLITICAL SCIENCE

POL 120 - American Government

3 credits

This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of American government. Topics include the constitutional framework, federalism, the three branches of government including the bureaucracy, civil rights and liberties, political participation and behavior, and policy process. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and participatory processes of the American political system. This course has been approved to satisfy the Universal General Education Transfer Component of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education social/behavioral science requirement. (Offered fall semester)

POL 130 - State and Local Government

3 credits

This course includes state and local political institutions and practices in the context of American federalism. Emphasis is placed on procedural and policy differences as well as political issues in state, regional, and local governments of North Carolina. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss various problems associated with intergovernmental politics and their effect on the community and the individual. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement. (Offered spring semester)