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Fall 2010
May 22, 2018
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PS 201 - United States Government
A three-term course that includes the fundamental vocabulary, theories and analytical methods of political science. Students use the Internet to study national interest groups, U.S. Supreme Court cases, Oregon's state legislative process and more. PS 201 focuses on the culture, values and political participation practices that sustain and continuously modify American politics. Topics include political ideologies and political parties. Field trips and/or guest speakers add experiential perspectives to the reading and Internet research. PS 201 and 202 should be taken in sequence. PS 203 can be taken separately, without taking PS 201 and 202, or as the third course in the sequence. Students should not attempt to take these courses until they have completed successfully WR 121, 122, and 123. This course is not appropriate for first-term students seeking credits toward a high school diploma. 3 lecture hrs/wk. F,W,S **CHEMEKETA ONLINE COURSE DESCRIPTION: American government and its attendant political culture. Focuses on the inner dynamics of American political ideologies, the nature of political socialization, and the political philosophy imbedded in the United States Constitution. Entails a study of the relationship between the American political system and its capitalist economic system. Provides an analysis of democratic theory and process, and the role of education and the mass media in shaping American politics.
3.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours
33.000 OR 44.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Arts & Sciences Division
Social Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences

May not be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      Dual Credit
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     


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