American National Government
3 Credit Hours

Course Description

This survey course introduces the general principles, policies, and problems of the national government in the United States.  Fundamentals of American democracy; constitutionalism; the nature of federalism; the rights and duties of citizens; the institutions and processes of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government; the role of public opinion and the media; and the participation of interest groups, social movements, and political parties in the U.S. political system are emphasized.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Instructor: David Drissel

E-mail: drissel@iowacentral.edu