2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

POL 202 Intro. to American Government

America developed its government out of the fabric of European monarchies, Renaissance political theories, Enlightenment philosophy, and Reformation theology to meet the practical exigencies of life on a constantly unfolding frontier. From colonies to the Constitution and President Washington to the current president, the United States has developed one of the most unique governing systems in western history. This class will survey the creation of the American government, its development from creation to the present, and its present structure. This class will also compare this government with other national governments, past and present. 3 credits.