POL 201 - American National Government

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

September 2014
General survey of the constitutional bases, organization, and functioning of the American national government, recent and current trends. This course provides a general introduction to the basic political institutions and processes of American government. It focuses primarily on national politics and is concerned, in particular, with evaluating the structure of political power and the nature, extent, and quality of citizen participation in political life. Two questions are central throughout: Who governs America, and who should?

Course Type

Upper Division