2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POSC 201H - American Government (Federal) - Honors

3 CR
This course is designed to empower the student by offering an understanding of the federal system of their American government, how it works, and where students might inject themselves into the process to gain better control over their government. Heavy emphasis is placed upon the U.S. Constitution and the limits placed upon the government by it and the protections afforded to the citizens through this historic legal document.  In addition to the federal government, this course covers the form and functions of our state government and of counties, cities and villages and incorporates the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Practical applications to medicine, law and business will be made. POSC 201 satisfies Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 388.372, Sec. 2, regarding the granting of baccalaureate degrees. Honors courses emphasize individual study, personal, and group projects with additional learning outcomes common to the Honors Program.

Additional Information: Students may enter the Honors course only as part of the Honors Program or with department approval.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain how cultural, social and/or economic perspectives relate to being a citizen of the United States in the context of a global community.
  2. Identify the persons representing their interests.
  3. Interpret the policy process.
  4. Apply the policy process to the branches of their government.
  5. Evaluate their ability to effectuate change locally, nationally, and/or globally via their rights as a citizen.

Honors Outcomes:

  1. Collaborate in college, local, and global communities.
  2. Demonstrate expertise and research skills in select areas of study.
  3. Develop interdisciplinary perspective across the liberal arts and sciences.
  4. Demonstrate intellectual independence through verbal and written work.
  5. Demonstrate research skills, including analysis of information and perspectives from diverse sources.
  6. Develop plans and skills to furthering both academic and professional careers.