2021-2022 Catalog

SSC 108 Introduction to American Government (SS)

This course is an introductory look at the American government for the beginning political science student. Topics include: Constitutional principles, rights and liberties, the political process, the making of national policy, and the nature of policy-making institutions.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Discuss the impact of constitutional amendments on the American way of life.
  3. Describe the influence of political parties, special interest groups, and the media over governmental policy.
  4. Explain the American governmental system of checks and balances among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.