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Political Science:  POSC 121


POSC 121:  Intro to U.S. Government & Politics
(3 units, 3 hours lecture)
Introduction to the basic structure and functions of the U.S. political system. The question of "who governs?" will be studied from various theoretical perspectives. Examined will be the basis of the U.S. political system including the Constitution, federalism, capitalism and democracy. The policymaking role of traditional political institutions such as the media, the bureaucracy and special interests will be explored. All topics will be illustrated through reference to actual political events occurring as the course progresses.
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None




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