POL 1010: American Government


Examines government and politics in America by focusing on the origins, entities, processes, and functions of our political system and the influential role of interest groups and the media.


  1. Summarize the origins of American political thought.
  2. Identify the distinctive attributes of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  3. Describe the three branches of government.
  4. Explain how the U.S. government functions at the federal, state, and local levels.
  5. Identify the role of political parties in the United States political system.
  6. Discuss how policies affect change.
  7. Identify the impact of media on public opinion and politics.




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