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PLS 1120 American Federal Government

American political system at the national level, including process of government; democratic theory and development of the U. S. Constitution; citizen participation through voting; interest groups and political parties; structure, functions and powers of legislative, executive and judicial branches; issues of civil liberties and equal rights.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the American political system at the national level, including the structure, functions, and powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government and their interactions.
  • Demonstrate understanding of political efficacy and influences on public policy and apply political knowledge to gain a better understanding of contemporary political, economic, and social issues.
  • Discuss and analyze how the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Federal Government interact with one another to make, implement, enforce, and interpret the laws.
  • Identify, analyze, and apply theoretical, historical, and legal underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and civil liberties; and analyze how the mass media, interest groups, social movements, and political parties influence campaigns and elections, governmental institutions, and the making of public policy.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Political Science
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Sooy
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 1
Section: 501
Open Seats: 1
Section: 501
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Lader
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 1
Section: 502
Open Seats: 1
Section: 502
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Sooy
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 2
Section: 503
Open Seats: 2
Section: 503
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Riddle
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 2
Section: 504
Open Seats: 2
Section: 504
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Riddle
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 2
Section: 505
Open Seats: 2
Section: 505
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Sooy
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 16
Meets: T from 9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 16
Meets: T from
9:30AM to 10:45AM
Section: 100
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Sooy
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 10
Meets: TH from 12:30PM to 1:45PM
Section: 102
Open Seats: 10
Meets: TH from
12:30PM to 1:45PM
Section: 102
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Sooy
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 14
Meets: W from 3:30PM to 4:45PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 14
Meets: W from
3:30PM to 4:45PM
Section: 101
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Jones
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: A Term
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 5
Section: 5A0
Open Seats: 5
Section: 5A0
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Wilson
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: A Term
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 14
Section: 5A1
Open Seats: 14
Section: 5A1
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Jones
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: A Term
Open Seats: 23
Meets: M from 11:00AM to 1:40PM
Section: A00
Open Seats: 23
Meets: M from
11:00AM to 1:40PM
Section: A00
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Cummins
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 22
Section: 5B1
Open Seats: 22
Section: 5B1