"Self-review of Course" Please respond to the following:
- Near the beginning of this Course Guide, you will find 15 course outcomes. Based on these outcomes, address the following:
- Select at least one outcome that was well accomplished from your point of view and explain why.
- Select at least one outcome that was not well accomplished and that you believe needed further coverage.
- Provide at least one enlightening experience you had in this course. For example, what fact or concept was new, surprising, or very interesting and you would not have known if you had not taken the course. Explain why this is valuable to you.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
Identify informed opinions on issues and questions
involving the U.S. government, national political processes, policy making, and
the notion of democracy.
Employ terminology used to study political science
and American government.
Distinguish between civil rights and civil liberties
in the context of Supreme Court protection of freedom of expression.
Explain why the separation of powers and federalism
became key parts of the Constitution even though they made the system less
democratic and less efficient.
Develop reasoned written and spoken presentations on
issues and questions involving the U.S. government and national political
processes using information in the course.
Infer a theory why the U.S. has only two major
Explain why interest groups play such an important
role in the American political process.
Describe the basic values of American political
Explain how the federal system of government works.
Explore different perspectives on issues and
questions about the U.S. government and national political processes.
Describe the importance of an informed, effective citizenship
for the national government and political processes.
Use concepts from our study of U.S. national
government and politics (such as models of democracy) to discuss government and
politics in state, local, and international contexts.
Examine the evolution of presidential power in
Use technology and information resources to research
issues in the field of U.S. government and politics.
Write clearly and concisely about U.S. government and
politics using proper writing mechanics.