This survey course provides a comprehensive examination of the American political system. Through this course students will become familiar with theory, organization, principles, and function of the American national government, and various elements within the political system that work to shape policy outcomes. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: POS 2041 or POS 2041H or IDS 2103H.
Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the college placement test.