Comprehensive examination of the American political process which analyzes the role of the Constitution, the organization and function of the presidency, Congress, Supreme Court, political parties and interest groups and the distribution of power within American society. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
POSC 230 JUDICIAL PROC&POL (Fall 2019)
Examines the structure and role of courts in the American political process. State and federal court systems and the role of judges are explored. Emphasis is on how courts function within the legal and political environment while acting as policy makers. Three hours per week.
POSC 330 AMER CONSTITUTIONAL GOV (Fall 2019)
Study of the principles, nature and meaning of the U.S. Constitution as determined by the holdings and opinion of the Supreme Court. Emphasis on the historical development of the Constitution and a study and analysis of the U.S. court system, judicial review, separation of powers, commerce powers and powers of Congress and the president. Prerequisite: C or better in POSC 101 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.