Course Descriptions

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POLS-275

State and Local Government

Credit(s): 3

Using a comparative approach, this course examines the characteristics and qualities of both state and local governments. Emphasis is placed on how local and state governments are organized and how they operate. Additional issues that are examined from a state and local government context include: federalism, the role of political parties, participation, land use, finances and various policies that are important to government at the state and local levels. This course fulfills a social science requirement for both the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week