2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POSC 202 - American Government (State and Local)

3 CR
This course is designed to empower the student by offering an understanding of the state and local system of their American government, how those systems work, and where students might inject themselves into the process to gain better control over their government. Heavy emphasis is placed upon the Michigan Legislature and the State institutions. In addition to gaining an understanding of our state and local systems of government, this course covers the form and functions of our national government and incorporates the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Practical applications to medicine, law and business will be made. POSC 202 satisfies Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 388.372, Sec. 2, regarding the granting of baccalaureate degrees.

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 - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain how cultural, social and economic perspectives relate to being a citizen of a local community in the context of a federal system of government.
  2. Identify the persons representing their interests at the local/state level.
  3. Interpret the policy process at the local/state level.
  4. Apply the policy process to the identified branches of government.
  5. Evaluate their ability to effectuate change locally, nationally, and/or globally via their rights as a citizen.