Core Ability – Global Awareness/Citizenship: Evaluate knowledge of the implications of being a citizen of the United States in the context of a global community.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLO): With successful completion of this course (inclusive of attending regularly, engaging in discussion, completing reading assignments, as well as course materials, as assigned), students shall be able to:
1. Examine how cultural, social and/or economic perspectives relate to being a citizen of the United States in the context of a global community.
2. Identify the persons representing their interests.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the policy process.
4. Apply the policy process to the branches of their government..
5. Evaluate their ability to effectuate change locally, nationally, and/or globally via their rights as a citizen.
Student Learning Objectives: Through lecture, various media presentations, group discussion, and reading exercises, the objective of gaining the following abilities, will be evaluated through standard tests, writing assignments and a comprehensive Final Exam.
1. Evaluate the rationale behind the Federal System of Government and governing in general. [CLO 1, 3]
2. Analyze the meaning of "politics", "Democracy", and our "Representative Democracy". [CLO 2, 3]
3. Justify the history leading to our Federal System of Government. [CLO 1, 3]
4. Evaluate the global and national struggles of freedom, the struggles of equality, and the conflict between the two. [CLO 1]
5. Analyze how one's ideologies are formed and how they impact government. [CLO 1]
6. Contrast the different types of political participation through organization. [CLO 1, 5]
7. Evaluate the role of the media within the political process. [CLO 5]
8. Validate the role of political parties in national political races. [CLO 2, 5]
9. Demonstrate knowledge of who the legislators, judges, and executives are at the federal level. [CLO 2]
10. Analyze the intricate function of the three branches of our American System of Government - including the role of bureaucracy. [CLO 4]
11. Analyze how the branches interact (and remain separate) from one another. [CLO 4]
12. Evaluate ones impact/access within the federal political process as a citizen of these United States. [CLO 5]
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