2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT 120 - State & Local Government

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course examines state and local government systems, including: constitutions and charters; political parties, campaigns, elections, and interest groups; state and local executives, legislative bodies, and courts; metropolitan government; policy areas such as taxation and finance, welfare, education, highways, civil rights, housing, zoning, and planning; and current issues.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis; and
  2. Knowledge of major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences.