GOVT 141. United States Government.

(3-0-3); I, II, III.

This course introduces students to major features of American Government: The Declaration of Independence and Constitution; American ideals including equality and civil liberties; key inflection points in the country's development; the institutions of U.S. Government and their operation; non-institutional features of government including public opinion, interest groups, and political parties; and foreign and domestic policy issues of contemporary concern.. This course satisfies the SBS I requirement for general education.