GED 132 United States Government (Basic Subjects)
3 Semester Units
United States Government reviews and examines the institutions of the American political system: the presidency, Congress, the judiciary and state and local governments. It also examines political parties and the roles they have played in the development of the American polyarchy.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Classify and explain the politics of different issues.
- Analyze how power is divided between the national government and the states under the Constitution.
- Assess how legislative productivity of the U.S. Congress has varied over time.
- Evaluate why environmental policies are designed and enforced differently in America than in other industrialized nations.
- Assess how the challenge of political leadership has changed since the days of the Constitutional Convention.