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American Government

Course Number: 201
Subject: Social Studies
Major/Program of Study: General Education
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (Social Studies credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course is designed to develop an awareness of the governmental, political, and economic factors that influence the American way of life on national, state, and local levels. Included is the study of basic American political documents, the functioning of the three branches of government, and the influence of mass media and special interest groups. The individual’s role as worker, consumer, and citizen in a democratic, capitalistic society is emphasized.