American Government

Requirements

PSC 101SS - American Government
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) A broad survey of the major political and governmental institutions in the United States, this course examines how citizens attempt to influence their government and how the government responds. The course also develops the foundations for a biblical perspective on the role of government and the task of citizens.
PSC 250SS - Political Ideologies
No course description available.
PSC 320 - Christians and the Political Order
This course centers on the implications of the Christian faith for Christians in the political order. We will explore historical and current Christian interpretations of the role of government in society, distilling biblical values which undergird them. Prerequisite: junior standing, or permission of the instructor. (4 credits, alternate years, consult department) (American politics)
PSC 325x - American Political Thought
A survey of the historical development of American political thought with attention to significant American political thinkers from the colonial period to the present. Special emphasis will be given to the uneasy relationship between liberalism and democracy and the interaction between American political institutions and culture. (4 credits, non-yearly, consult department) (American politics)
Choose eight credits:
PSC 220 - Politics and Public Policy
A general examination of domestic and foreign policies of the United States. Education, health care, civil rights and economic policy are among the various polices explored. Particular attention is given to the differences between Christian liberal and Christian conservative policy perspectives of problems such as crime, discrimination, poverty, degradation of the environment and others. (4 credits, alternate years, consult department) (American politics)
PSC 225WI - Introduction to Law
This course briefly surveys the landscape of the American legal system. Mostof the course, however, is devoted to examining significant constitutionalissues, such as government powers, civil rights and civil liberties. (4credits; alternate years, consult department) (Writing intensive)
PSC 295 - Electoral Politics Field Experience
This course provides an opportunity to explore elections as the central mechanism of democratic accountability in American government, by means of supervised reading and reflective involvement in an election campaign. Prerequisite: PSC101 or 201. (2 credits, alternate years, consult department) (American politics)

Total credits required: 24

Note: Satisfies state secondary teaching endorsement requirements in American government; all hours are in classes designated American politics. Students must also complete the requirements of the secondary education program. See the education department listing for requirements.

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