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  Course: POS 1011
  Title:American Government: SS1
  Long Title:American Government: GT-SS1
  Course Description:Includes the background of the U.S. Constitution, the philosophy of American government, general principles of the Constitution, federalism, and civil liberties. Examines public opinion and citizen participation, political parties, interest groups, electoral process, and the structure and functions of the national government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS1 category.
  Min Credit:3
  Max Credit:

  Status Notes: 3/04 - designated gtPathways
  Origin Notes: ACC

 1.  Demonstrate knowledge of historical developments of early republic, democratic theory, federalism, and institutionalism.
 2.  Examine key elements of the United States Constitution and changes related to judicial interpretations as well as socio-economic developments.
 3.  Evaluate political parties, the electoral process, and interest groups.
 4.  Analyze public opinion and the Media.
 5.  Demonstrate an understanding of civil liberties and civil rights.
 6.  Examine the three branches of government.
 7.  Interpret public policy themes and issues.

 I. History
 a. Development of early republic
 b. Ideas, ideologies, and events
 II. Constitution and federalism
 a. History
 b. Development
 c. Purpose
 III. Civil liberties and civil rights
 a. Theories and historical events
 b. Constitutional amendments
 c. Court decisions and laws
 IV. Public opinion, elections, the media
 a. Theory and practice
 V. Political parties and interest groups
 a. Development and impact
 VI. Branches of government
 a. Powers
 b. Theoretical approaches
 c. Separation of powers and checks and balances
 VII. Policy
 a. Issues and outcomes

 Course Offered At:

  Arapahoe Community College ACC
  Community College of Aurora CCA
  Colorado Community College Sys CCCS
  Community College of Denver CCD
  Colorado Northwestern CC CNCC
  Front Range Community College FRCC
  Lamar Community College LCC
  Morgan Community College MCC
  Northeastern Junior College NJC
  Otero Junior College OJC
  Pueblo Community College PCC
  Pikes Peak Community College PPCC
  Red Rocks Community College RRCC
  Trinidad State Junior College TSJC
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