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    Guam Community College
  Dec 18, 2017
Guam Community College 2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PS 140 - American Government (3)

This course provides students with fundamental knowledge about the history and principles of American government. Topics of study include citizenship, political parties, the creation of law and policy, and the functions of the three branches of government. This course also provides essential working knowledge for those seeking a career in government service. It is also appropriate for anyone seeking broader understanding of the relationships among the local, state, and federal governments. Course Offering: As needed.

Prerequisite(s): EN 100R , EN 100W .
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic framework and concepts which define the American system/style of democracy.
  2. Explain the historical roots of American government and the events which have affected the development and course of American government.
  3. Explain the three branches of government, their basic structure and functions, and how they are expected to change and interrelate with each other.
  4. Develop an awareness of the factors and circumstances which may impact the direction and changes to the American system of government.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of Guam’s system of government.

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