2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

POL 101 American Government & Politics

3 hours 

This course offers an introduction to American political ideas, institutions, processes, and behaviors. It examines the origins, development, and structure of American political institutions, including Congress, the presidency, and the courts.  The course analyzes structures that connect people to government, such as political parties and interest groups.  Students are introduced to key concepts in the field of political science, such as power, inequality, and social justice. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to assess the health of American democracy and evaluate potential opportunities for reform.




This course satisfies the Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity area of the Gen Ed Program.