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  Course: PSC 1011
  Title:American Government: SS1
  Long Title:American Government: GT-SS1
  Course Description:Explores the origins, development, structure, and functions of the American Constitution and national government. This course examines federalism, civil liberties, civil rights, electoral processes, and mechanisms of civic participation and influence. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS1 category.
  Min Credit:3
  Max Credit:

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

  1.  Explain the origins and development of the U.S. Constitution, constitutional democracy, federalism, and institutionalism in the United States.
  2.  Describe the development of key founding documents and explain how they influence government structures.
  3.  Describe the structure, functions, and powers of the three federal branches of government.
  4.  Discuss and evaluate the institutional structure, authorities, and operations of the national government.
  5.  Articulate the origins and significance of civil liberties, civil rights, and civil rights movements.
  6.  Outline the functions and impacts of political parties, interest groups, public opinion, citizen participation, and the Media in American government.
  7.  Examine the public policy process and evaluate factors impacting success and failure.
  8.  Describe the methods and importance of civic engagement and influence in U.S. politics and political culture.

 I.    Early republic
        A.  History
        B.  Development
            1.  Ideas
            2.  Ideologies
            3.  Events
 II.   Constitution and Federalism
        A.  History
        B.  Development
        C.  Purpose
 III.  Branches of government
        A.  Powers
        B.  Theoretical approaches
        C.  Separation of powers
        D.  Checks and balances
 IV.   Civil liberties and civil rights
        A.  Theories
        B.  Historical events
        C.  Constitutional amendments
        D.  Court decisions
        E.  Laws
        F.  Civil rights movements
 V.   Political parties and interest groups
        A.  Development
        B.  Functions
        C.  Impact
 VI.   Public opinion and citizen engagement
 VII.  The Media
 VIII. Elections
 IX.   Public policy
        A.  Processes
        B.  Issues
        C.  Outcomes

 Course Offered At:

  Arapahoe Community College ACC
  Community College of Aurora CCA
  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 College OJC
  Pueblo Community College PCC
  Pikes Peak State College PPCC
  Red Rocks Community College RRCC
  Trinidad State College TSJC
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