Students will examine American constitutional foundations and democratic values, explore the role of public opinion and the character of the political process, and understand the role of the media and interest groups in policy-making. Students will gain an understanding of how the major branches of the federal government work, and improve skills in evaluating and analyzing current public policy issues.
3 Semester hour(s)
Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S5 900
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week