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...Science / Government 6 Hours Required POLS 2305 GOVT 2305 POLS 2306 GOVT 2306 Component Area...

POLS 2305. American Government. 3 Hours.

Students examine American government at the national level and develop the knowledge to engage in political and civic life. Topics may include the origin and evolution of the U.S. Constitution, political behavior and attitudes, political parties, interest groups, the media, and the three branches of government - Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary.

POLS 3336. The Presidency and Executives. 3 Hours. [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

Students examine the executive offices of the President, state governors and the heads of local governing bodies in the United States. Topics may include comparative institutional development, roles, structures, processes, and functions.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of POLS.

POLS 3337. The Congress and Legislatures. 3 Hours. [TCCN: GOVT 2305]

Students examine the powers, organization, procedures, and operations of legislative bodies in the United States. Topics may include selection of legislators, legislative leadership, influence of lobbyists, political parties, legislative committees, executives, and legislative roles and norms.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of POLS.