Political Science

American Government and Politics

American Government and Politics
Origin and development of federal Constitution; national, state, and local governments and politics.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteAdditional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu. 
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 OfferedIndependent Study also.
 ProgramsContaining POLI 110
Course Outcomes: 

Analyze and Contextualize Current Events

Analyze current events in American politics using Political Science concepts.

Describe Constitutional Provisions

Describe the most important constitutional provisions in American national government and how they have changed over time.

Explain Individuals' Roles in American Government

Explain the role individuals play in American government and what factors influence their behavior.

Assess American Political Institutions

Assess the functions and interactions of American political institutions.

Learn to Participate Effectively in Political Process

Evaluate how you as an individual can effectively participate in the political process.