POL 1010: American Government


Examines government and politics in the United States by exploring 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 functions of the three branches of the U.S. federal government.
  4. Discuss how the U.S. government functions and interacts at the federal, state, and local levels.
  5. Explain the role of political parties in elections within the U. S. political system.
  6. Indicate the ways citizens and interest groups can influence politics and public policy.
  7. Describe the impact of media on public opinion and politics.




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