This course surveys the structure, function, and principles of the American federal government. Additional attention is given to the significant contemporary political issues with which government is concerned.Three hours.

This is an introductory course in political science with emphasis on the primary concepts and terminology of the discipline of political science.  Political systems, policy making, philosophy, and change are all considered.  The scope of the course is more global than national with emphasis on issues like environmentalism, terrorism, population issues, and international economics.