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American National Government 1435

American Government and Politics is a broad analysis of the nation’s formal and informal political institutions. The course is designed to engage the student in exploring an essential question; who governs in the American political system? Whether it be the individual, political parties, the presidency, the media, the state, or interest groups, this expedition will investigate acting participants who compete to influence political outcomes. The course will examine the US Constitution, civil liberties, federalism, American political culture, public opinion, political participation, political parties, elections and campaigns, interest groups, the media, Congress, the presidency, the judiciary, and the bureaucracy.