Hp200 Introduction to American Politics 4 credits
This course is an introduction to general concepts of political science as they pertain to American politics. In the first third of this course, students will investigate the historical and cultural antecedents that lead to the birth of the Constitution and the early American government. The second section will focus on the institutions that make up the federal government. In the final section, discussion will center on the major issues that face American politics today such as civil rights, foreign policy and the welfare state. Service-learning may be a component of this course.